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Noy Scott House
Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital
Tel: 01392 403049
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Folk.us has three part-time members of staff and a small group of Advisors who guide and help our work.
AdvisorsProfessor Colin Barnes
Members of StaffKatrina Wyatt
Katrina is a Senior Research Fellow in Child Health at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry and is the Grant-holder for Folk.us, this means she oversees our work. Katrina is committed to patient, service user and carer involvement in all aspects of research and all research designs and does not believe that there is a project or a design which would not be enhanced by such involvement. She has been instrumental in developing Folk.us training for staff and service users. For the last ten years she has been involved in a variety of health service research projects using a variety of research methods from systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials to longitudinal studies using qualitative research methods with negotiated feedback cycles to all participants. Folk.us Grant Holder Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel is the Folk.us Director with day to day responsibility for our work. In her role she involves service users, patients or/and carers in health and social care research to enable people to have a positive and meaningful impact on research and the structures and processes of research. Rachel has and does work with many people including people with learning difficulties, people who experienced mental distress, people with physical or sensory impairments and older people. She has run and presented workshops on User Involvement in Community Care and still delivers training on Disability Equality issues for a number of statutory and voluntary organizations. She also guest lecturer on Disability Equality issues for the three Universities. Rachel identifies herself as a disabled woman, service user and research fellow. Folk.us Coordinator Email: email@example.com
Wendy has worked as Research Fellow at Folk.us on a part time basis for 4 years. She is committed to service user involvement in research and enjoys working on service-user led projects and in partnership and collaboration with service users, carers and patients. Her background is in lecturing and research in radical health promotion, public health, oral history and research methodology (particularly qualitative). She has a PhD in Social Policy. She also currently supervises MSc dissertation students at Department of Public Health at London South Bank University and teaches at Department of History, Royal Holloway College, University of London. Folk.us Research Fellow Email: W.Rickard@exeter.ac.uk