Prof Myra Bluebond-Langner

Myra Bluebond-Langner is Professor and True Colours Chair in Palliative Care for Children and Young People at University College London, Institute of Child Health. In this capacity she also heads the Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care – an academic and clinical partnership involving the Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. She is also Board of Governors’ Professor of Anthropology and founder and former director of the Rutgers University Center for Children and Childhood Studies.

Dr Fiona Aspinal

Fiona worked as a registered nurse in elderly care and palliative care settings and went on to complete a BA (Hons) in Social Policy and a MA in Public Policy and Administration. After conducting research on assessing outcomes of palliative care at Kings College London, Fiona completed her PhD in Politics/Health Sciences at the University of York.

Fiona has joined the North Thames CLAHRC this year after working as a Research Fellow in the Social Policy Research Unit, University of York since 2006, where she undertook complex evaluations of systems, services and interventions across health and social care settings using qualitative and mixed-methods approaches.

Nehla Djellouli

Nehla is aligned to our Systems and Models theme. Her PhD is entitled Developing Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in Large-Scale Change. The research will use qualitative methods to identify ways to improve processes to involve patients and the public in decisions about major service change and to evaluate the effectiveness of PPI in the context of large-scale change.

Dr Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths

Jasmina joined the RPT in January 2018. With undergraduate, MSc and DPhil degrees in applied mathematics, Jasmina’s research focuses on applying different quantitative techniques to explore a variety of biological and physiological systems, comminicable and non-communicable diseases and answer emerging public health and healthcare questions. In conjunction with her role within the RPT, Jasmina also holds Honorary Lectureships at the Department of Mathematics and Institute for Global Health at UCL and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), as well as an Honorary Academic Researcher Post at Public Health England.