School of Health and Related Research
Medicine, Dentistry and Health
- Opportunities presented by the use of technologies to assist and improve people’s lives
- Addressing the needs of an ageing population and also valuing the contributions of older people
- Research impact and knowledge exchange and how research can be used
I am extremely pleased to be working as the Research Impact Coordinator/Champion for ScHARR. This newly developed role is focused on strengthening pathways to impact across the range of research at ScHARR. It reflects the growing emphasis upon impact and the contributions that research can make to society.
Previously, I worked as the national coordinator for the KT-EQUAL programme – Knowledge Transfer for Extending Quality of Life – which focused on putting ageing and disability research into practice for the benefit of older and disabled people.
My background spans research and development within health and social care and education. This includes: undertaking commissioned evaluation research for community based projects, curriculum design and delivery including online and distance learning, development of online information for NHS services, working with industry and a range of volunteer roles. I initially trained as a teacher and enjoyed working in Sheffield secondary schools and as Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University where I led a programme of Work Based Learning initiatives.