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NICE Guidelines:
NICE (2018), Flu vaccination: increasing uptake. NICE guideline. Published: August 2018.
NICE (2016), Oral health for adults in care homes. NICE guideline. Published: July 2016.
NICE (2016), Community engagement: improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities.
NICE guideline. Published: March 2016.
NICE (2016), Sunlight exposure: risks and benefits. NICE guideline. Published: February 2016.
NICE (2015), Older people: independence and mental wellbeing. NICE guideline. Published: December 2015

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy



MA (Econ) - 1999 - Applied Social Research. University of Manchester

PhD - 1998 - Medicinal Chemistry.  University of Warwick

BSc Honours - 1993 - Medicinal Chemistry.  University of Warwick

Research interests

  • Public Health
  • Mental Health
  • End of Life Care
  • Children and Families
  • Family Carers


Following the completion of my PhD.in Medicinal Chemistry in 1998 and a brief period working in health services research within the NHS, I came to the University of Manchester to complete an MA (Econ) in Applied Social Research.  After completing this, I secured an NHS research training fellowship, to develop quality indicators for primary care mental health services.

After the completion of my training fellowship, I returned to the NHS as a public health researcher/senior public health advisor, followed by a move into local government, where I developed and managed a coordinated approach to youth engagement. 

In 2013, I took up a position with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), to support the development of national public health and social care guidelines, aimed primarily at the NHS and local authorities (see NICE guideline publications under 'Research and Projects').

Before returning to academia, I trained as a children’s counsellor and worked as a mental health practitioner in schools.

In 2019, I returned to the University of Manchester, to work on an evidence synthesis project to identify potential factors impacting on carer's mental health during end-of-life home care. More recently, my role has involved supporting and engaging young people in the design, delivery, evaluation and implementation of mental health research through Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE).


Methodological knowledge

  • Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE)
  • Mixed methods research
  • Guideline development
  • Systematic reviews
  • Delphi method

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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