In my current position at the NIHR Peninsula CLAHRC, I am the research assistant for a collaborative project with NICE, seeking to identify ineffective clinical practices for disinvestment within the NHS. Working in close partnership with senior clinicians, GPs and commissioners, I have assisted in developing a single, evidence-based approach towards disinvestment which will be piloted across the SW Peninsula before a national roll-out. Implementing a disinvestment initiative such as this, has the potential to significantly improve health outcomes by augmenting the quality, efficacy and accessibility of NHS services.
In addition to the ‘disinvestment’ project, I have contributed to other work being undertaken within PenCLAHRC, allowing me to enhance skills I acquired through the completion of a Masters in Public Health. Combining the interdisciplinary approaches of epidemiology, health economics, health technology assessment and public health policy, I have supported work around moral hazard in health insurance, cervical screening, and privatisation within international health care systems. I have also participated in CLAHRC education seminars, national NIHR workshops and presented at both national and international conferences (including the recent RSM Public Health Science Conference).
University of Warwick, 2009-2010
Master of Public Health (with distinction)
The University of Birmingham, 2004-2007
BSc (Hons) Sport Science & Psychology