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.
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.
Dr Leber is a practising GP in Tower Hamlets as well as being an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care. He is working on the CLHARC project investigating Improving the identification and management of people with HIV
Dr Sohal is a practising GP and Clinical Lecturer as well as being an RCGP Clinical Champion for Domestic Violence.
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.
Victoria has a background in Social and Medical Anthropology. Prior to joining the Department of Applied Health Research at UCL Victoria held research posts at both Durham University and Newcastle University.
Victoria works on a number of different projects as a member of the Embedded Research Team at UCL and UCLH. Projects include a scoping review and Rapid Appraisal study of Specialling and Nurse Specials, ED crowding study, a Ward Accreditation study, and an advisory role on the qualitative arm of a pilot project on complex pain.
Cecilia is a medical anthropologist and member of the UCLH Embedded Research Team
She is currently working on the following projects:
The UCLH Exemplar Ward Programme: A process evaluation
Overcrowding in the UCLH Emergency Department
Nick is a Health Economist and member of the multi-discplinary Embedded Research Team at UCLH
Sonya is an Operational Researcher and member of an Embedded Research Team (ERT) based at UCLH