The team

Our core and wider team of KMRF’s

Our core team

Angus Ramsay

Senior Research Fellow, University College London

Background
Health services research; psychology, NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow

Interests
Quality improvement; organisational change; leadership; governance; collaboration; context; mixed-method evaluation.

Bio
Angus is interested in how factors such as leadership and governance influence change and improvement, both within and across healthcare organisations. His KMR Fellowship focused on engaging national, regional, and local stakeholders with evidence about reorganising stroke services at scale.

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Fiona Cowdell

Professor of Nursing and Health Research, Birmingham City University

Background
Nurse and academic, NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow

Interests
Knowledge mobilisation, co-creation, public engagement, primary and community care

Bio
Fiona leads the Knowledge 2 Care (K2C) Research Cluster. We work with patients and lay people, practitioners, and commissioners using our expertise in knowledge mobilisation, co-creation, patient and public involvement and engagement, implementation science to change practice and improve care.

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Helen Baxter

Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow, University of Bristol, Researcher in Residence, NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination

Background
Occupational Psychology, Health Services Research

Interests
Knowledge sharing, knowledge coproduction, urgent care, clinical commissioning,
organisational culture.

Bio
Helen’s current work focuses on how to improve knowledge sharing interactions between researchers and non-researchers. She is working with groups of patients and carers, health service managers, clinicians, and researchers to develop skills-based training in knowledge sharing.

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Jennifer Lynch

Senior Research Fellow, University of Hertfordshire

Background
Social care commissioning; social policy, NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow

Interests
Technology-enabled care; older people; social care commissioning; qualitative methods

Bio
Jenni is a former social care commissioner now researching implementation of technology in health and social care provision. She is interested in how different forms of knowledge and diverse perspectives can be brought together to catalyse change in complex systems

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Joe Langley

Design Engineering Research Fellow, Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University

Background
Co-design, Participatory Design, Knowledge-to-Action, NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow

Interests
Creative practices in co-design to mobilise knowledge-to-action in health research

Bio
Joe is interested in the intersection of different forms of knowledge. Within the KMA he brings experience and knowledge of the role that creative practices, design practices and material culture can play in bringing people together to share, create and mobilise knowledge-to-action.

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Kate Beckett

Visiting Research Fellow, University of the West of England

Background
Psychology, Anthropology, Nursing, Midwifery, NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow

Interests
Co-production, participatory theatre, social impact, clinical mindlines, post-injury psychopathology

Bio
Kate’s research uses forum theatre to bring diverse evidence alive and engage multiple stakeholders in co-producing innovative solutions to improve patient care. She collaborates
with theatre practitioners, patients, practitioners, and researchers to combine and utilise their diverse expertise to catalyse change.

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Krysia Dziedzic

Professor of Musculoskeletal Therapies, Keele University; NIHR Senior Investigator; Director, Impact Accelerator Unit; Adviser to the NICE Fellows and Scholars Programme; Visiting Professor at the University of the West of England; Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Background
Applied health research primary care, NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow

Interests
Knowledge Mobilisation, Implementation, Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement, Applied Osteoarthritis Research in primary care

Bio
Krysia is an active member of the NIHR Senior Investigator community and is currently working with the Research Design Service to support Impact Champions and Advisers in ways to support researchers in designing research with knowledge mobilisation built in.

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Liz Such

NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow, University of Sheffield

Background
Social policy and applied research

Interests
Health equity; knowledge co-development; policy; marginalised people

Bio
Liz’s research focuses on health equity and social policy. She works with local authorities across the UK http://hiay.org/ and with under-represented and marginalised populations, especially minority ethnic and migrant populations and people who are subject to exploitation and trafficking.

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Peter van der Graaf

Enterprise Fellow, Teesside University

Background
Sociology, applied health research, NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow

Interests
public health, commissioning, local government, best start in life (BSIL), wider determinants of health

Bio
Peter works in the North East where he manages AskFuse, a rapid response service for policy and practice partners. He is evaluating and supporting a regional system-led improvement approach on BSIL, with a focus on blending different types of knowledge for improved commissioning in local government.

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Sarah Knowles

NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow, University of York

Background
Health services researcher: mental health, digital health

Interests
Coproduction, patient involvement and engagement, codesign methods, implementation science

Bio
Sarah’s work explores how to better communicate research findings to ‘knowledge users’, such as patients, health professionals, and policy makers. She has expertise in participatory codesign methods to work collaboratively with those users to achieve this.

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Our wider team

Lesley Wye

Consultant in Knowledge Mobilisation, Honorary Senior Research Fellow Bristol Medical School

Background
Primary & community care, Bristol Knowledge Mobilisation team lead, social science, NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow

Interests
Change management, knowledge brokering, developing KM capacity & capability, strategy.

Bio
Locally, Lesley works with marginalised women to improve access to frontline services. Nationally, she co-chairs the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) Knowledge Mobilisation Network, bringing together public health and universities, and works with NIHR to develop KM capacity and capability across health and social care.

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Marsha Dawkins

Matron, Palliative & End of Life Care, Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust/ King’s College London

Background
Nursing, palliative care, clinical practice, NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow

Interests
Knowledge sharing, patient centred outcomes, implementation science

Bio
Marsha’s work focuses on knowledge sharing across clinical and academic interface in the implementation and use of patient-centred outcome measures through collaborative methods such as Circles of Learning.

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Raheelah Ahmad

Senior Lecturer Health Management and leadership, City University.
Knowledge Mobilisation Lead and co-investigator: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) for Healthcare Associated infections and Antimicrobial Resistance, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London and 2. NIHR HPRU Respiratory Infections, Imperial College London.

Background
International Health Management, NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow

Interests
Antimicrobial resistance, improving infection prevention.

Bio
Raheelah’s academic career was preceded by a decade of management experience in the English NHS. Her work focusses on systems approaches and developing participatory approaches to modelling for transparent policies/decision-making.

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Stephanie Russ

Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow in Patient Safety, King’s College London

Background
Academic/ Patient Safety/ Human Factors

Interests
Implementation of clinician and patient focussed safety interventions in surgery

Bio
Stephanie is a psychologist with expertise in the design and implementation of interventions for improving quality and safety in healthcare. She is currently researching how best to mobilise knowledge about safety to patients in a manner that’s tangible and accessible to diverse groups.

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Vicky Ward

Reader in Management and Co-Director of the Research Unit for Research Utilisation, University of St Andrews

Background
Music education, health services research, knowledge mobilisation research, NIHR
Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow

Interests
Knowledge mobilisation, co-creation, knowledge brokering, health and social care,
supporting knowledge mobilisation practice

Bio
Vicky’s research includes work on knowledge exchange processes within health service delivery teams, knowledge creation amongst health and wellbeing managers, collaborative relationships between academics and NHS managers, facilitating knowledge sharing within health and social care teams and the role of embedded researchers in knowledge co-creation. Vicky also leads the UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum.

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Helen Baxter

Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow, University of Bristol, Researcher in Residence, NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination

Background
Occupational Psychology, Health Services Research

Interests
Knowledge sharing, knowledge coproduction, urgent care, clinical commissioning,
organisational culture.

Bio
Helen’s current work focuses on how to improve knowledge sharing interactions between researchers and non-researchers. She is working with groups of patients and carers, health service managers, clinicians, and researchers to develop skills-based training in knowledge sharing.

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Iain Lang

Senior Lecturer in Public Health and Associate Dean, University of Exeter, PenARC Implementation Lead

Background: Social scientist

Area of focus: Commissioning, co-production, primary care

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Kate Beckett

Visiting Research Fellow, University of the West of England

Background
Psychology, Anthropology, Nursing, Midwifery, NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow

Interests
Co-production, participatory theatre, social impact, clinical mindlines, post-injury psychopathology

Bio
Kate’s research uses forum theatre to bring diverse evidence alive and engage multiple stakeholders in co-producing innovative solutions to improve patient care. She collaborates
with theatre practitioners, patients, practitioners, and researchers to combine and utilise their diverse expertise to catalyse change.

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Kath Maguire

Research Fellow in Communities and Social Innovation, University of Exeter

Background: Social scientist

Area of focus: Commissioning, co-production, primary care

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Lesley Wye

Consultant in Knowledge Mobilisation

Background: Social scientist

Area of focus: Commissioning, co-production, primary care

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Helen Baxter

Research Fellow, University of Bristol

Background: Social scientist

Area of focus: Commissioning, co-production, primary care

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Iain Lang

Senior Lecturer in Public Health and Associate Dean, University of Exeter, PenARC Implementation Lead

Background: Social scientist

Area of focus: Commissioning, co-production, primary care

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Our wider team

Joe Langley

Title/Institution
Design Engineering Research Fellow, Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University

Background
Co-design, Participatory Design, Knowledge-to-Action, NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow

Interests
Creative practices in co-design to mobilise knowledge-to-action in health research

Bio
Joe is interested in the intersection of different forms of knowledge. Within the KMA he brings experience and knowledge of the role that creative practices, design practices and material culture can play in bringing people together to share, create and mobilise knowledge-to-action.

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Kath Maguire

Research Fellow in Communities and Social Innovation, University of Exeter

Background: Social scientist

Area of focus: Commissioning, co-production, primary care

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