Irum Durrani is the public involvement lead for PHIRST LiLaC with Jennie Popay. She also works part-time with the Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast as a public adviser deputy Co-lead for the Implementation & Capacity Building (IMPACT) theme and recently joined the Clinical Research Network North West Coast (CRN NWC) as a Research Engagement Officer to support the Research Engagement Team in promoting research within wider communities.
Irum is a part of LMOS, a local charity tackling food poverty in Liverpool through feeding the low income groups, asylum seekers and refugees. LMOS is also the sponsor of a refugee family from Egypt through a Community Sponsorship Scheme.
She is keen to support work that influences health both locally and regionally by improving health and reducing health inequalities through co-production of research and implementation. She is keen to give a voice to people from ethnic minorities.