Doreen is the Senior Research Manager for Public and Patient Involvement for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Evaluations Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC). Doreen also briefly worked with INVOLVE as a Senior Public Involvement Adviser between January and June of 2016. Doreen’s early career was spent working with NGO’s and international development agencies in Zambia. She worked with UNICEF using participatory action research to design culturally acceptable adolescent and youth sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention programs. Doreen also worked with UNDP in the field of socioeconomic development. Doreen specialised in global health policy and policy making in the field of HIV/AIDS with a focus on resource poor countries (Zambia and Uganda) for both her MSc and Doctorate. After teaching and working as a researcher in social policy for the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, and the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies-University of Oxford, Doreen joined the University of Essex’s School of Health and Human Sciences and the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) East of England in 2010 as a PPI and mixed-methods consultant. In addition to her role with the RDS, Doreen also worked as the coordinator of the Ageing and Assisted Living Network in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Essex until she joined NETSCC in 2015.


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