Inside the Institute of Population Health

Read our blog to get to know us better, with first-hand accounts from our researchers, lecturers and students about life in the Institute of Population Health.

VISable not invisibleVISable not invisible

VISable not invisible

Dr Lauren Hepworth is a Postdoctoral Orthoptic Research Fellow in the VISION research group. Here she tells us about VISable, a patient and public group for post-stroke visual impairment and the important role VISable plays in their research.

Posted on: 10 May 2024

Young Voices, Big IdeasYoung Voices, Big Ideas

Young Voices, Big Ideas

Dr Emilia Trapasso is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Public Engagement and Dr Rebecca Geary is a Senior Lecturer, both working in the Health Inequalities Policy Research group in the Department of Public Health, Policy and Systems. The wider research team comprises of Emilia, Rebecca, Dr Shaima Hassan and Laura Winters. Here they share how they are engaging children and young people across Liverpool to enrich the Children Growing up in Liverpool (CGULL) cohort.

Posted on: 26 April 2024

Patient and public voices in oral health research Patient and public voices in oral health research

Patient and public voices in oral health research

Dr Deborah Moore is a Senior Clinical Lecturer working across the Department of Public Health, Policy and Systems and the School of Dentistry, and Dr Janine Yazdi-Doughty is an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care, School of Dentistry and NHS Community Dental Service. Here they share how they are involving patients and the public in different aspects of their oral health research.

Posted on: 15 March 2024

Engaging the public: reducing suicide riskEngaging the public: reducing suicide risk

Engaging the public: reducing suicide risk

Helen Mulholland and Dr Leanne Burton are part of the ARISE research team, in the Department of Primary Care and Mental Health. Here they discuss how they attended NOW Festival, an event ran by Merseyside Youth Association, to engage with the public about their latest research project.

Posted on: 6 March 2024

Dementia research: putting PPIE at the heartDementia research: putting PPIE at the heart

Dementia research: putting PPIE at the heart

Dr Laura Prato, Dr Megan Readman and Dr Megan Polden are DEM-COMM Research Fellows funded by the NIHR ARC NWC and the Alzheimer’s Society. Here they explain how they ensure patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) is at the forefront of their research.

Posted on: 26 February 2024

REACHE project: promoting inclusion within research REACHE project: promoting inclusion within research

REACHE project: promoting inclusion within research

Helen Marshall is a Lecturer in Nursing from the School of Health Sciences. Here she tells us about the REACHE project, which aims to promote the inclusion of those with a learning disability within research and increase patient and public involvement.

Posted on: 29 January 2024

Patient, Public and Stakeholder Involvement and Engagement: 2023 highlightsPatient, Public and Stakeholder Involvement and Engagement: 2023 highlights

Patient, Public and Stakeholder Involvement and Engagement: 2023 highlights

This year, Patient and Public (and Stakeholder) Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) in our Institute has grown substantially. So much has happened this year - from our first Institute PPIE Showcase in March to the Faculty supporting us with national engagement events. Here are some of this year’s highlights.

Posted on: 15 December 2023

Supporting Contract Researchers in IPHSupporting Contract Researchers in IPH

Supporting Contract Researchers in IPH

Dr Helen West (Lecturer) and Dr Natasha Bayes (Postdoctoral Researcher) are members of IPH's Contract Research Staff Committee. Here they discuss the Researcher Development Concordat and the Committee's aim to support staff in this vital role.

Posted on: 5 December 2023

Penguins, playing cards and statistics engagementPenguins, playing cards and statistics engagement

Penguins, playing cards and statistics engagement

Dr Laura Bonnett is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health Data Science. Here she tells us about her role as a STEM Ambassador and efforts to inspire the next generation by making maths exciting.

Posted on: 30 November 2023

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