Biographical information about the Module Leader:
Professor Jonathan Tritter, Special Adviser on PPI, NHS Centre for InvolvementJonathan Tritter is Special Advisor on PPI at the NHS Centre for Involvement and Professorial Fellow in the Institute of Governance and Public Management, Warwick Business School. After completing degrees at the University of Chicago and a doctorate at Oxford University he spent three years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Social Sciences Research Centre at South Bank University before joining the University of Warwick in 1995. The author of more than 50 publications his main research interests relate to public participation and lay experience in health and policy making particularly in relation to cancer, mental health and environmental policy. He is a Docent at the Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Visiting Senior Research Fellow Finnish National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health and Visiting Professor at the Finnish Environment Institute, Research Policy programme. As Associate Director of the University of Warwick, Institute of Health, he coordinates the User/University Teaching and Research Action Partnership in Health and Social Care which supports user involvement in research and teaching across the University. His recent publications include Improving Cancer Services Through Patient Involvement (2003), (with Lester and Sorohan) Providing ‘good enough’ primary care for people with serious mental illness (2005) (which was awarded the Royal College of General Practitioners and Boots The Chemists Research Paper of the Year), (with McCallum) The Snakes and Ladders of User Involvement: Moving beyond Arnstein (2006) and (with Anderson and Wilson) Healthy Democracy: Involving people in health and social care.
Biographical information about Module contributors
Helen Bayliss, Assistant Research Fellow, NHS Centre for InvolvementHelen fulfils a diverse array of tasks to support the work of the NHS Centre for Involvement's Research and Best Practice Domain in identifying, analysing and interpreting evidence on effective Patient and Public Involvement. This work involves developing an evidence base for activity in Patient and Public Involvement. Prior to this she was a Research Associate at the Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation, undertaking systematic reviews in conservation and environmental management. Helen has a dual background in biological sciences and information science, and is a qualified librarian.
Ian Brittain, Director of Communications, NHS Centre for InvolvementAs Director of Communications for the NHS Centre for Involvement, Ian is responsible for providing strategic leadership to internal and external communications, media relations and event management. Ian previously worked as Director of Communications for two Primary Care Trusts and co-developed an interactive DVD and CD-rom designed to help facilitate understanding of the various layers of community involvement and different ways to consult with patients and the public. He was also involved in the implementation of ‘Shadow’ Patients Forums and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
Dr Christine Harrison, Chair School of Health and Social Studies, University of Warwick
Christine Harrison is Chair of Department and Associate Professor, in the School of Health and Social Studies. She is a qualified and experienced social worker and has co-ordinated and taught child care and child protection social work at qualifying and post-qualifying levels for the last 15 years. She regularly teaches on programmes for other professionals, including health professionals, in the Medical School and elsewhere. Chris’s practice, teaching and research interests lie in the fields of child care, child abuse and child protection. Research related to physical, emotional and sexual violence towards women and children, and the issues this raises for promoting their safety, is a theme running throughout various aspects of her work over recent years.
Dr Sandy Herron-Marx, Operational Lead for Learning and Research NHS Centre for Involvement
Dr Sandy Herron-Marx leads the operational aspects of the Research and Learning Domains in the NCI and supports thestrategic Leads. She has carried out a range of PPI related research and development activities and has a particular expertise in PPI and learning. She has written both academic and practice papers in the field, secured competitiveresearch and development funding, leads on consumer involvement on a number of national funding panels, provides PPI leadership for a local research ethics committee and supports the development of PPI at a strategic level in a number of NHS Trust R&D and Learning Directorates and other national organisations. Sandy has over 10 years experience as a university lecturer, reviews for international journals and supervises a number of MPhil/PhD students.