New Patient and Public Involvement team members
Emma Kinley is the Centre’s PPI Co-Lead and Amanda Keighley becomes volunteer PPI patient lead
Welcome to Emma Kinley and Amanda Keighley who take on key roles in the Centre’s Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) team.
Emma joins the PPI team while completing her PhD in the Centre. She is covering the coordination of the PPI activities while Dr Tracy Jackson is on maternity leave. In her PPI Co-Lead role, she advises researchers in the Centre on how to meaningfully involve patient and public members in their research.
Emma has a background in Health Psychology and is also completing her qualification in Health Psychology (Stage 2).
Amanda has been a member of the Centre’s Public and Patient Involvement group for some time and has now decided to become a volunteer PPI patient lead, which means she represents PPI members on the Centre Management Committee among other duties. Her particular interest is the self-management of asthma including the impact of the home and environment for adults and children with asthma.
As well as contributing feedback to a number of studies in the Centre as a member of the PPI group, Amanda is part of the stakeholder group for the Strategic Priorities Fund – UK Clean Air Consortia West London Healthy Home and Environment Study.
We welcome both Emma and Amanda into their new roles!