Lisa Miners is a Senior Research Associate based in the Health Economics Group at the University of East Anglia (UEA) (https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/health-economics-group). She previously completed her MSc in Health Economics at UEA. Since then, and before joining the PHIRST team, she has been working in private consultancy generating health economic and qualitative evidence for diagnostic and pharmaceutical companies. She currently splits her time between the PHIRST Connect and Health Economics and Prioritisation theme of the ARC EoE team (https://arc-eoe.nihr.ac.uk/research-implementation/research-themes/health-economics-and-prioritisation-health-and-social-care). She is interested in sexual health research and inequality of access in related healthcare and services.
Professor Denise Kendrick qualified from the University of Southampton with distinction in Bio-medical sciences in 1984. She completed the vocational training scheme for general practice and was awarded Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) in 1988, commenced training in Public Health Medicine in 1989 and was awarded Member of the Faculty of Public Health (MFPH) in 1992. She became a lecturer in Public Health Medicine in 1991 at the University of Nottingham, combined with part-time clinical general practice from 1992 to date. She was awarded the Department of Health Public Health Career Scientist Award in 2001, and completed her Masters in Medical Statistics at the University of Leicester in 2004. She was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP) in 2006, and then the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents distinguished service award for academic achievement in 2008. She was promoted to senior lecturer in General Practice in 1996 and became a reader in Primary Care Research in 2005. She was promoted to a Chair in Primary Care Research in 2008, and was joint Head of Division of Primary Care from 2008 to 2012.
Adam Gordon is Professor of Care of Older People at the University of Nottingham and Consultant Geriatrician at Royal Derby Hospital. He is president elect of the British Geriatrics Society and workstream lead for the Building Communication and Enabling Resilience Theme within the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East Midlands (ARC). He is an NIHR Senior Investigator. His research focusses around Healthcare for Older People, particularly those who live in care homes, and he has supported and led mixed-methods observational studies, randomised controlled trials, evaluations of novel technology and epidemiological studies.
Dr Elizabeth Orton is the Chief Investigator for the PHIRST-LIGHT.
She is an Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of Nottingham and a Consultant in Public Health in Leicestershire County Council. Her research focuses on injury epidemiology and prevention across the life course, including home safety for young children through to falls prevention in older adults. She is particularly interested in reducing health inequalities and understanding how best to get evidence-based interventions into public health practice, using implementation science theory to do this. Elizabeth is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (2014) and the Deputy Director of the Unit of Lifespan and Population Health in the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham.
Jo Barnes is a Reader in Traffic Injury Prevention at the Transport Safety Research Centre at Loughborough University. Her research focusses on injury causation, injury prevention and the health and well-being of road users. She has led several research projects at Loughborough University including the Impact of Injury Study, the Older Public Transport Users Study (OPTU) and the Targeting Road Injury Prevention Study (TRIP).
Jo Leonardi-Bee is Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, and . Co-Director of the Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare, which is a JBI Centre of Excellence. Jo has an established international reputation in quantitative evidence synthesis, and experience and expertise in conducting Cochrane Collaboration and JBI systematic reviews. Jo’s research shapes the academic discipline and has a global perspective, contributing directly to several Sustainable Development Goals, thus having a direct impact on improving lives locally, nationally, and globally. Jo’s research has external impact on informing national and global health policy and clinical practice. Examples include World Health Organization ‘Guidelines for Malaria’ report, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Public Health guidance PH48 report for smoking in acute, maternity and mental health services, and the ‘State of the World’s Father’ report on fatherhood involvement and maternal and child health, produced by MenCare, which is a global campaign to promote men and boy’s involvement as equitable, non-violent caregivers. Jo is passionate about the development of others through empowering and supporting staff, students, and stakeholders with training, mentoring, and providing accredited continued professional development activities.
Dr Jo Morling is Clinical Associate Professor in Public Health at the University of Nottingham and Honorary Consultant in Public Health with UKHSA. Additionally, she is the NIHR CRN East Midlands Public Health Consultant – supporting the integration of research into Local Authority Public Health in the region.
Jo trained in Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, where she also completed an MSc in Public Health Research and later her PhD. She relocated to Nottingham in 2015 where she has been involved in a broad spectrum of public health research activities and also undertaken an MSc in Health Economics from the University of York.
She is passionate about inclusivity and diversity and is the academic PPIE lead for PHIRST Light. Her research has a growing focus on underserved populations, community engagement and widening participation in research.
Dr Julie Bayley is Director of Research Impact Development at the University of Lincoln, leading the development and implementation of the institution’s impact strategy. She is also Director of the Lincoln Impact Literacy Institute (LILI), collaborating nationally and internationally on initiatives to develop healthy impact practices across the research environment. Alongside her impact role, Julie is a Chartered HCPC Registered Health Psychologist with a PhD in Health Psychology and Impact, and undertakes a range of research in health, impact, implementation science and patient-centred outcomes. She collaborates regularly with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and undertakes extensive consultancy and commissioned research across the research sector. She is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in the Institute of Care Excellence, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Emerald Publishing’s Impact Literacy Advisor, Policy Lead for the British Psychology Society Division of Health Psychology, and previously Director of Qualifications for the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA). Outside of her professional life, Julie is a carer and patient advocate for vascular health.
Lauren Sherar is a Professor of Professor of Physical Activity at Loughborough University. Her research centres on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and public health, with a focus on children and young people and clinical/underserved populations. She is passionate about bridging research and policy, which is supported by an Honorary Academic Appointment with Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID). Lauren has expertise in accelerometer assessment of physical activity/sedentary behaviour, data harmonisation, intervention development and evaluation and measuring growth and development of children.
Lisa Goodinson is the Project Manager for PHIRST-LIGHT
Lisa provides an underpinning operational contribution to the research activities to the PHIRST-LIGHT team. She provides operational support across the team which team comprises of academics from the Universities of Nottingham, Loughborough, and Lincoln.
She works within the Unit of Lifespan and Population Health in the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham.
I am the PPIE rep and Public Co-applicant with the PHIRST LIGHT team. I have worked with diverse, under-served communities with high rates of health inequalities across the Midlands for forty years. Throughout my varied working life – as a trustee of a Welfare Rights advice group, teacher, youth and community development worker, Inequalities Programme manager working in local government, in Public Health, and the Criminal Justice sector – I have worked with individuals and communities to become actively involved in issues impacting on their health.
I’ve been an informal carer for immediate family members, young and old alike with a range of life limiting conditions/disabilities. I was a lay member with various NICE committees and guideline groups for twenty years and since retirement I have become increasingly involved with the NIHR as a public contributor: reviewing for various funding streams; as a committee member of the RfPB East Midlands Advisory Panel; RDS EM Regional Advisory Board; RDS National Strategy Group; RDS EDI working group; and in presenting and advising on aspects of PPIE and EDI. All of which has afforded me so many opportunities to learn and to share my guiding passion for public involvement in addressing wider health inequalities.
Veronica Varela Mato is a Senior Research Associate in Health and Wellbeing who has extensive experience in working with a variety of stakeholders to develop health schemes that support the health of those most at need. She has an interest in understanding how health programmes can be improved to increase their sustainability and maximise their impact. She completed her PhD in cardiovascular health, sedentary behaviours and physical activity in transport workers at Loughborough University in 2016. Since then, she has worked closely with multidisciplinary teams to develop research in the field of exercise metabolism, physical activity, sedentary behaviours, and occupational health linked to mental health. She has collaborated on the writing up of a number of grants, including an NIHR funded 3-year cluster randomised control trial ‘the Structured Health Intervention for Truckers (SHIFT) Study’ within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University. Dr Varela Mato is committed to developing healthier working environments and communities and her research focuses on the promotion of health and wellbeing, and management of chronic conditions in disadvantaged workplace and community settings. She has expertise in intervention development, evaluation and the prevention and management of ill-health through lifestyle changes.