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Dr Frances Sherratt PhD MSc BSc

Research Associate Public Health, Policy & Systems


Personal Statement

I have been a postdoc researcher at The University of Liverpool for seven years. I am a multi-methods researcher, with expertise in qualitative methods. My research focuses on making clinical trials patient-centred and improving trial recruitment. In recent years, I have focused on making trials more accessible to underserved groups. Recent projects I have been involved in include:

- Lead on the CO-ACT study - Making clinical research more accessible by optimising trial communication (Under review:
- Co-Lead in developing the NIHR INCLUDE Socioeconomic Disadvantage Framework (
- Co-investigator and Named Researcher on 'The Bracing Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Study' (BASIS) (
- Qualitative researcher on 'The clinical and cost-effectiveness of contemporary diagnostics for patients with suspected Hospital Acquired Pneumonia' (HAP-FAST) (

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Prizes or Honours

  • Stories of Impact Showcase Competition (University of Liverpool, 2019)
  • Early Career Researcher Award (UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 2017)
  • University of Liverpool PhD Poster Day - 1st Prize Student Guild Award (University of Liverpool, 2014)