Genevieve joined Public Health Wales in January 2018 as Senior Researcher for Evaluation and Impact. An experienced researcher, she now leads a small team of evaluation researchers to develop a programme of impact evaluations which contribute towards our organisational approach to measuring value and impact. Genevieve also supports colleagues in the organisation with the development of their evaluation frameworks, as well as building evaluation capability with training opportunities for staff to expand their evaluation and research skills.
Previously in a senior management role in a mental health Trust in England, Genevieve has spent many years working across traditional disciplinary boundaries to develop research portfolios in mental health and learning disabilities for the NIHR. She is an experienced trial manager, Principal Investigator for the NIHR portfolio, and holds two MScs in Public Health and most recently from the NHS Leadership Academy. She is currently undertaking her Social and Public Policy Doctorate studies at Cardiff University.
Research interests: health inequalities, ACEs, mental health, learning disabilities, patient and public involvement, service user and carer led research
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