Dr Andrew Passey, Research Associate – Knowledge Exchange, Newcastle University
Andrew is a PHIRST Knowledge Broker, where he works with a wide range of policy and practice partner organisations in the field of public health. He brokers selected intervention evaluations, undertakes evaluability assessments, and engages with knowledge users to help ensure PHIRST projects generate accessible and timely knowledge. Andrew’s current research interests are in public services co-production, approaches to the evaluation of knowledge mobilisation activities, and complexity in evaluation of public health interventions. Before his PhD, he spent 12 years as a policy maker in the UK civil service including at HM Treasury and the Department of Health, worked for two years as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Technology in Sydney, and spent eight years as a researcher in the UK voluntary sector.