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New Director announced for Research for Patient Benefit Programme

  Created on Monday, 15 May 2017. Posted in Funding

The new NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme Director is Professor Sue Ziebland from the University of Oxford.

Sue Ziebland is Professor of Medical Sociology and Director of the Health Experiences Research Group (HERG) in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford, and has been an NIHR Senior Investigator since 2013.

Professor Ziebland is one of the founding members of the team that collects and analyses patient narratives for the public-facing website healthtalk.org. Her research interests include how patient narratives can stimulate service improvements and better clinical training; and how the internet is changing healthcare and relationships with health professionals. Her international work includes a comparative study of help-seeking and health system response in Sweden, Denmark and England.