I have a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Liverpool and a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Social Research from the University of Manchester. As a student and employee of the University of Liverpool, I have experience of conducting quantitative and qualitative research projects. I have been a researcher at the University of Liverpool since November 1994. Originally working in Public Health, I conducted a number of short primary and secondary research projects for local NHS bodies before joining the Liverpool Reviews and Implementation Group (LRiG) in October 2006. Much of my work since has been to undertake systematic reviews and evidence appraisals on behalf of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme. Topics investigated have included medicines, pharmacogenetic tests and other devices such as heated, humidified high-flow delivered by nasal cannulae. I have also completed broad ranging Cochrane reviews on self-management in epilepsy, provided methodological advice to postgraduate students and supervised students undertaking the MPH.