Jennie Popay is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Health at Lancaster University. She is a co-Investigator and with Irum Durrani is PHIRST LiLaC’s co-lead for public involvement. Her research interests include the social determinants of health and health equity; the evaluation of place-based policies/interventions; community empowerment; and the sociology of knowledge. She has been involved in producing three online resources: https://forequity.uk – to support researchers to strengthen the equity focus of their research; https://neighbourhoodresilience.uk to support place-based public health initiatives to deliver co-ordinated action to improve the social determinants of health and wellbeing; and http://piiaf.org.uk to support evaluation of public involvement in research. She is currently Chair of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast Steering Board and was previously lead for public and partner engagement in the NIHR CLAHRC North West Coast and Lead for Public involvement and engagement in the NIHR School for Public Health Research.