Who we are
Professor Katrina Wyatt
Professor of Relational Health
Katrina Wyatt is Professor of Relational Health; Relational health foregrounds the nature and qualities of relations to create the conditions for health and address health inequalities. She conducted the underpinning research for Connecting Communities, C2. C2 is a transformative engagement approach to enable communities to increase control over their lives and neighbourhoods and create health. She is committed to engaging publics in the design and delivery of her research and developed the strategy for engaged research for the Wellcome Trust funded Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health. She is also deputy theme lead for Public Health and Inequalities for PenARC. Read more
Dr Daniele Carrieri
Lecturer in Public Health
I have a background in philosophy and medical sociology – with expertise in ethics and qualitative methodologies – and professional experience in the management consulting industry and charity sector. I am a Lecturer in Public Health, a Research Fellow in the Relational Health Group and in the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Enviroments of Health. I am also a member of the Centre for Research in Professional Learning. Read more.
I am a researcher based at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, and am also part of the Relational Health Group at the Medical School. I have a professional background in youth and community work, and take an engaged approach to research, working alongside communities and community organisations. My interest is in health inequalities, particularly in the areas of mental health, end of life care and the experiences of low-income communities. My current fellowship is exploring the impact of poverty on end of life and bereavement experiences. Read more.
Dr Jennie Hayes
ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Jennie is an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Relational Health Group. Jennie is a qualitative social psychologist with a background in group interaction, creative facilitation, diagnosis, health and wellbeing. She has a particular interest in the social framing of diagnostic practices, narrative, creativity and wellbeing, mental health, bereavement and loss. Her current fellowship involves disseminating the results from her work on autism diagnosis and scoping ideas for a new research project within the context of exploring the barriers to health and wellbeing. Read more.
Associate Research Fellow
My current role within the Relational Health Group is as the data manager. I am involved with any data related work, including supporting systematic reviews, producing tables and writing papers. Previously I have worked with several large Randomised Controlled Trials within the Child Health group including the Healthy Lifestyle Programme (HeLP) and the Helping Children Achieve (HCA) study. Read more.
Dr Jenny Lloyd
Senior Lecturer in Public Health Research
I am a mixed methods researcher specialising in the development and evaluation of complex behavioural interventions using a wide range of methods; systematic reviews, stakeholder consultation, logic model development, intervention mapping and process evaluation. I have expertise in engaging stakeholders (patients, teachers, parents, children, public health practitioners and policy makers) and actively involving them in intervention design and optimisation. This expertise informs the grants I have been, and am currently, involved in.
I teach and lead modules on the BMBS and BMed Sci undergraduate programmes (Lifestyle Medicine, Clinical Trials) and the new MSc in Public Health (Behaviour Change). Read more.
Professor Karen Mattick
Professor of Medical Education
Karen is professor of medical education and director of postgraduate education for the College of Medicine & Health. Her research focusses on the experiences of doctors-in-training, especially during the transition to clinical practice and when prescribing medications, and mental ill-health especially as it affects doctors-in-training. Karen is also deputy editor for the journal Medical Education, director of awards for the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) and visiting professor at Queen’s University Belfast. Read more.
My role in the Relational Health Group has been the Saxton Fellowship, funded by the All Saints Education Trust, to explore how to create the conditions for the promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviours in secondary schools. Part of my role has also been to co-chair with young people the Young Person’s Advisory Group to give young people a voice in research. Read more.
Dr Felicity Thomas
Senior Research Fellow
I am a social scientist with a cross-disciplinary background spanning anthropology, public health, education, and international development. Drawing on narrative, ethnographic and engaged approaches, my research examines how lived experiences of health inequalities can inform more ethical and effective health care practice and policy.
My work focuses around the mental health and wellbeing of low-income communities; early life trauma; migrant health; sexual health; and the promotion of young people’s health and wellbeing. I am a Deputy Director of the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Culture and Health. Read more
Dr Andrew Williams
Senior Lecturer and Co-Investigator for TR14ers
Trained as an epidemiologist, Andrew’s research interests lie in the social and cultural determinants of health (the fifth wave of public health), especially among children and young people. He is interested in the applications of theories such as complexity theory and salutogenesis to bring about improvements in the health of the public. Introduced to relational health during his PhD supervised by Professor Katrina Wyatt, Andrew has been on the fringes of C2: Connecting Communities ever since. Alongside Katrina, Andrew conducted research with the TR14ers in 2018/19 exploring their culture and ethos, and how this is sustained. Read more.
PA to Professor Katrina Wyatt
Programme Co-ordinator and C2 Partnership Support
I’m part of C2 Connecting Communities team and coordinate the partnerships between C2 and research, including the DeStress Project & the public involvement and community engagement group for the national ARC Inequalities Programme.
I am currently conducting research in the WCCEH, with the Transforming Engagement Programme mapping social networks using Network Canvas software; this research is exploring new methodologies to evidence links between strong community networks and health in partnership with the TQ6 Community Partnership Hub project.
I provide mentorship and support for C2 partnerships and create spaces for C2 partners to engage with research for mutual benefit.