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Lisa Riste, PhD MSc BA (Hons)


  • Extended Project Post (Res Fellow), Pharmacy

Personal profile


I am a Research Fellow in the Centre for Primary Care on a study called CLASSIC which is looking at how Salford is implementing its Integrated Care Programme for Older People. This programme is designed to better co-ordinate the care people receive by involving groups of GPs, nurses, social care, hospital and community staff, to keep people at home for longer and to increase their ability to self-care and to engage with community assets.

Much of my work is carried out in Salford carrying out observations at Multi-Disciplinary Group meetings and interviewing members of these groups and also the patients and carers who are discussed at these meeetings to find out what impact this new way of working has on them all. I am also researching Salfords Integrated Centre for Contact which is designed again to align health and social care and to provide a single point of contact for citizens of salford, their health professionals and anyone who supports them.



02/15 - to date: Research Fellow CLASSIC (NIHR HS&DR), Centre for Primary Care, University of Manchester

Qualitative investigation of Salfords Integrated Care Programme Implementation for Older People


09/14 - 02/15: Research Fellow (MMHSCT Short-term Fellowship) University of Manchester, School of Psychological Sciences

Prepared & submitted NIHR RfPB grant application for  ‘SUFFICE’ Study to reduce distress in carers of patients with CFS/ME


03/11 - 09/13: Principal Investigator / Research Manager METRIC (NIHR04/09- 03/15 RfPB), University of Manchester, School of Community Based Medicine

Developed self-help resources for patients with CFS/ME and GP e-learning package now hosted by RCGP, tested feasibility in general practice


04/09-03/15: Programme Manager PARADES (NIHR PGfAR),  School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester & Manchester Mental Health Social Care NHS Trust

Managed 5 linked workstreams around reducing relapse and suicidality in people with bipolar disorder through to NIHR Final Report submission.  Over 1000 service users involved in group RCT, two development studies, database analysis, qualitative interviews and survey.


04/09- 11/09: Research Fellow (NHS Manchester)School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester

Wrote RfPB grant application for METRIC Study – ‘ME: Education, Training and Resources in Primary Care’ in response to patient feedback from MRC FINE Trial. This was successfully funded.


04/04- 04/09: Trial Manager - FINE Trial (MRC) School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester

296 patients with CFS/ME recruited from Primary Care into an RCT of nurse led Pragmatic Rehabilitation / Peer Support /Treatment As Usual with % follow-up at 2 years. Successful application for Short-term Research Fellowship to NHS Manchester


11/97-3/04: Research Associate, Unit of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, University of Manchester

Worked across studies as required including trial set-up of Hyperglycaemia and Pregnancy Outcomes (HAPO) study, recruitment facilitator for Anglo-Scandinavian Outcomes Trial  (ASCOT), ONS tracing and flagging cohort patients to assess relationship of aortic compliance on cardiovascular mortality in different ethnic groups


06/92-11/97: Project Manager ICSHIB (European Commission), Unit of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, University of Manchester

Trained in Chicago to manage Manchester site, for multi-centre study for International Collaborative Study on Hypertension in Blacks (ICSHIB). Assisted with site set up in Yaounde, Cameroon. Visited Prepared local site data and submitted PhD thesis


12/89-06/92: Research Assistant (Arthritis & Rheumatism Council), Arthritis & Rheumatism Council, University of Manchester

Developed 2 stage screening process questionnaire to identify prevalence rates of Rheumatoid Arthritis in different ethnic groups in Manchester and submitted MSc thesis


09/88-09/89: Project Technician, Cancer Research Campaign, Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, Manchester

Provided lab based support to investigate the role of the cell death cycle in murine crypt cells using gamma radiation



Research interests

Health service research

Implementation of integrated care

Older peoples health & social care

Mental health


Public and patient involvement and co-production

GP training and e-learning

Undergraduate medical student education


Social inequalities and its impact on health




I co-supervised an MRes Psychology student in her secondary analysis of qualitative data collected as part of the PARADES Bipolar Disorder NIHR Programme. This work is currently being written up for submission.

I supervised a Masters in Public Health (MPH) distance learning student.


Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Academic Member of Society for Academic Primary Care

Member of British Association for CFS/ME

Member of UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative

Methodological knowledge

Mixed methods research



PhD (1997) Public Health & Epidemiology ‘Risk factors associated with glucose intolerance and high blood pressure in African-Caribbeans and Whites: Opportunities for prevention’.

MSc (1992) Public Health & Epidemiology ‘A comparison of the prevalence of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Caribbeans and Caucasians living in inner city Manchester’.

BA (Hons) Biological Science & Environmental Studies

Social responsibility

I am a member of CPC Green Impact Team

I regularly fundraise for Cancer Research UK and have taken part in Stockports Relay for Life 24 hour event and am part of Stockport Relay for Life Committee assisting with Survivorship Celebrations

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing
  • Healthier Futures


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