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Dr Sara Ronzi PhD, MSc (Distinction), BSc (hons)

Lecturer Master of Public Health programme School of Medicine


Personal Statement

Sara is a Lecturer of the Master of Public Health programme (online and on campus). She is based in the Department of Public Health & Policy at Liverpool University. Previously, she was a Research Associate. Her role included leading a qualitative study in Cameroon using photovoice methods to investigate barriers and solutions to adoption and use of bottled gas for cooking to improve the health of women and children. This research was part of the ‘LPG Adoption in Cameroon Evaluation (LACE-2) Study. Her PhD thesis included a systematic review examining the health impact of initiatives on respect and social inclusion in community-resident older people, and qualitative methods (including photovoice) to engage with older people, city stakeholders to explore respect and social inclusion in the urban context. Sara has as a background in public health and health promotion, with extensive experience in participatory research methods used in high and low-middle-income countries.

Personal Distinctions

  • Early Career Researcher Fund (£2,000) (University of Liverpool 2018)
  • NCRM Bursary for Training (Creative Approaches to Qualitative Researching) (National Centre for Research Methods 2017)
  • Winner Best Paper in Heart 2016 Award (Heart BMJ 2017)
  • Conference and Travel bursary - British Society of Gerontology conference (British Society of Gerontology 2017)
  • Chair of the Early Career Researchers (ECR) Subcommittee (Society for Social Medicine 2016)
  • Most commended for the University Staff Award 'Outstanding Contribution to Public Engagement' (University of Liverpool 2016)
  • Using photo-voice methods to engage older people and city stakeholders in exploring respect and social inclusion in the city of Liverpool, UK (Invitation to Speak, NIHR SPHR Researchers Event, Newcastle University 2016)
  • Photographic exhibition event, the Museum of Liverpool ‘What is important to me as an older person?’ Exploring older people’s perceptions of respect and social inclusion in Liverpool City (71 attendees) (University of Liverpool 2015)
  • Chair-elect of the Early Career Researchers (ECR) Subcommittee (Society for Social Medicine 2015)
  • Best poster prize winner (session A) - Society for Social Medicine conference (Prize, Society for Social Medicine 2015)
  • Conference and Travel Bursary - ASM Society of Social Medicine (Society of Social Medicine 2015)
  • Best conference presentation - PGR conference, Liverpool (Prize, University of Liverpool 2014)

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