PHIRST South Bank

A multidisciplinary, cross school, collaborative centre that works with local authorities to deliver local, yet scalable, evaluations that will feed into the wider public health evidence base.

PHIRST South Bank (Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Team) is one of six Centres within the PHIRST scheme set up by NIHR (National Institute of Health Research).

The Centre is a collaboration between the five LSBU Research Centres; the Centre for Applied Research in Improvement and Innovation, the Centre for Addictive Behaviours, the Sports and Exercise Science Research Centre, the Centre for Civil and Building Services Engineering Research and the Centre for Global Justice and Social Responsibility.

We work alongside Local Authorities and the communities they serve to co-produce evaluations of interventions seeking to improve health and tackle health inequalities. The Centre provides timely and rigorous answers to important public health questions to support decision making by Local Authorities and build  the public health evidence base.

Evaluations are designed and delivered by experts from a variety of academic disciplines. We are supported by an advisory group made up of statutory and voluntary sector organisations from across the UK. We also embed Public and Patient Involvement into the centre and in each evaluation we undertake. Our multi-disciplinary approach ensures local evaluations benefit from:

  • Robust methodology and relevant theory
  • Multi-disciplinary expertise
  • Timely delivery of practical, tangible findings
  • Engaging dissemination
  • Strong public and user involvement at all project stages

If you have any questions or you would like to find out more about our work, please get in touch.

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Good public health practice needs to be based on good evidence. We know how complex public health interventions are and we understand the challenges this creates for evaluation – especially when multiple stakeholders are involved. By acknowledging this complexity and bridging the gap with academia, public health, local government, and local communities, PHIRST South Bank delivers robust and compelling evaluations. We aim to provide, at pace evaluations and actionable recommendations based on robust theory and evidence.

Our work is underpinned by key principles which guide us to:

  • Design our work in collaboration with the Local Authorities to ensure engagement and meaningful dissemination of findings
  • Build capacity within the Local Authorities to strengthen research expertise and an evidence- based culture
  • Design evaluations that are insightful for decision makers and fill the evidence gap in a way that is useful for the wider Public Health professional community and policy makers
  • Embed Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) in all our functions.

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PHIRST will utilise the breadth of experience across our university, with members from various departments.

  • Anna Chourdaki
  • Dr Megan Watkins
  • Dr Thomas Mills
  • Sarah Egbe
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Miss Nicola Hayes

School/Division: / Marketing, Tourism, Events and Hospitality
Job title: Associate Dean - Education and Student Experience

Mr Ivor Pingue

School/Division: / Finance, Economics, Accounting and Analytics
Job title: Head of Division

Dr Yue Ang

School/Division: / Law
Job title: Associate Professor in Law

Mr Darren James

School/Division: / Construction, Property and Surveying
Job title: Associate Professor

Dr Mahmood Datoo

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Job title: Associate Professor

Mr Robin Jones

School/Division: / Mechanical Engineering and Design
Job title: Associate Professor

Mr Vijay Lee

School/Division: / Finance, Economics, Accounting and Analytics
Job title: Associate Professor

Ms Terri Daniels

School/Division: / Creative Technologies
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Mr Harry Bliss

School/Division: / Radiography & Operating Department Practice
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dr Janet Aylott

School/Division: / Human Sciences
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Ms Sarah Prior

School/Division: / Occupational Therapy
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Mrs Magda Harvey

School/Division: / Advanced Practice & Non Medical Prescribing
Job title: Senior Lecturer Advanced Clinical Practice

Mr Alex Mcsweeney

School/Division: / Arts and Performance
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Drama and Performance

Mr Evan Owen-Powell

School/Division: / Construction, Property and Surveying
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Mr Ya Bao

School/Division: / Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Miss Debra Jones

School/Division: / Adult Nursing
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Mrs Joanna Goodey

School/Division: / Marketing, Tourism, Events and Hospitality
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Ms Homa Zahedi

School/Division: / Occupational Therapy
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Mr Ben Clarke

School/Division: / Mechanical Engineering and Design
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Miss Johanna Sundercombe

School/Division: / Advanced Practice & Non Medical Prescribing
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dr Mark Spreckley

School/Division: / Physiotherapy, Sports Rehab & Chiropractic
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Mr Stavros Daoukas

School/Division: / Physiotherapy, Sports Rehab & Chiropractic
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Mrs Sonia Kirby

School/Division: / Adult Nursing
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Mr Mark Thomas

School/Division: / Physiotherapy, Sports Rehab & Chiropractic
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Chiropractic

Dr David Capper

School/Division: / Marketing, Tourism, Events and Hospitality
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dr Rory Summerley

School/Division: / Creative Technologies
Job title: Senior Lecturer / Course Director Game Design & Development

Dr Abdelhamid Fenghour

School/Division: / Chemical and Energy Engineering
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Mr Joe Adomako

School/Division: / Finance, Economics, Accounting and Analytics
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Mr Colin Ramage

School/Division: / Adult Nursing
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dr Guowei Gu

School/Division: / Construction, Property and Surveying
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Mr Ricardo Domizio

School/Division: / Film and Media
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Ms Kate Ellis

School/Division: / Construction, Property and Surveying
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Mr Howard White

School/Division: / Innovation, Leadership, Strategy and Management
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Mrs Jane Crussell

School/Division: / Adult Nursing
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Ms Rebecca Sherwood

School/Division: / Radiography & Operating Department Practice
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Miss Risham Chohan

School/Division: / Law
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Ms Sally Mitchell

School/Division: / Construction, Property and Surveying
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Ms Lorna Saunder

School/Division: / Mental Health and Learning Disability
Job title: Senior Lecturer Mental Health Nursing

Mr Robert Tunmore

School/Division: / Mental Health and Learning Disability
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Mr Jon Alldis

School/Division: / Adult Nursing
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Mr Valance Hughes

School/Division: / Children's Nursing
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Children's Nursing

Ms Carlene Prince

School/Division: / Architecture
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Miss Ronke Fashola

School/Division: / Creative Technologies
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Ms Margarita Germanos

School/Division: / Architecture
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Miss Julia Harris

School/Division: / Children's Nursing
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dr Sue Szczepanska

School/Division: / Adult Nursing
Job title: Senior Lecturer in IOVL

Mrs Katherine Pechey

School/Division: / Education
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Mr Andrew Forkes

School/Division: / Mechanical Engineering and Design
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Ms Robyn Griffith-Jones

School/Division: / Marketing, Tourism, Events and Hospitality
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dr Julien Morton

School/Division: / Social Sciences
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Mr Michael Pugh

School/Division: / Law
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Ms Karen Sanders

School/Division: / Adult Nursing
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dr Mark Winter

School/Division: / Finance, Economics, Accounting and Analytics
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dr Antonio Vilches

School/Division: / Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Electronics

Ms Anna Hebda-Boon

School/Division: / Advanced Practice & Non Medical Prescribing
Job title: Senior Lecturer Advanced Practice (Child)

Mrs Christine Peterson-Mckinney

School/Division: / Occupational Therapy
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dr Iris Luppa

School/Division: / Film and Media
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Ms Rose Mahoney

School/Division: / Children's Nursing
Job title: Lecturer

Mr David Wright

School/Division: / Creative Technologies
Job title: Lecturer

Mr Pierre Djomo

School/Division: / Finance, Economics, Accounting and Analytics
Job title: Lecturer

Mrs Jen Hanley

School/Division: / Children's Nursing
Job title: Lecturer

Miss Nicola Crouch

School/Division: / Adult Nursing
Job title: Lecturer

Miss Claire Carter

School/Division: / Radiography & Operating Department Practice
Job title: Lecturer

Ms Hannah Northrop

School/Division: / Social Sciences
Job title: Lecturer in Town Planning

Ms Claudia Williams

School/Division: / Adult Nursing
Job title: Lecturer

Miss Milli Lipshaw

School/Division: / Children's Nursing
Job title: Lecturer

Dr Stella Mearns

School/Division: / Psychology
Job title: Lecturer

Ms Amanda Manktelow

School/Division: / Midwifery
Job title: Lecturer in Midwifery

Mrs Debby Hylton

School/Division: / Children's Nursing
Job title: Lecturer

Miss Caitlin McLarty

School/Division: / Radiography & Operating Department Practice
Job title: Lecturer

Ms Nisha Menon

School/Division: / Marketing, Tourism, Events and Hospitality
Job title: Lecturer

Mr Barry Johnson

School/Division: / National Bakery School
Job title: Lecturer

Mr Ibrahim Ganiyu

School/Division: / Finance, Economics, Accounting and Analytics
Job title: Lecturer in Financial Reporting & Audit

Mr Kris Mac Mahon

School/Division: / Physiotherapy, Sports Rehab & Chiropractic
Job title: Lecturer

Mr Thomas Davis

School/Division: / Arts and Performance
Job title: Lecturer in Acting & Performance

Ms Hannah Smart

School/Division: / Human Sciences
Job title: Lecturer

Mr John O'Neill

School/Division: / Radiography & Operating Department Practice
Job title: Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography

Mr Daniel Clough

School/Division: / Radiography & Operating Department Practice
Job title: Lecturer Therapeutic Radiography

Mr Mark Milligan

School/Division: / Radiography & Operating Department Practice
Job title: Lecturer in Operating Department Practice

Ms Sophie Heath

School/Division: / Radiography & Operating Department Practice
Job title: Lecturer Therapeutic Radiography

Mrs Liza Mitchell -Worsfold

School/Division: / Adult Nursing
Job title: Lecturer

Miss Deepti Lonappan

School/Division: / Adult Nursing
Job title: Lecturer

Miss Rime Mahdi

School/Division: / Creative Technologies
Job title: Lecturer in Cross Platform Media Production

Dr Tracey Davanna

School/Division: / Social Sciences
Job title: Lecturer in Criminology

Ms Cristiana Solinas

School/Division: / National Bakery School
Job title: Lecturer

Mr James Hoare

School/Division: / Radiography & Operating Department Practice
Job title: Lecturer Diagnostic Radiography

Mr Bijan Kumar Saha

School/Division: / Occupational Therapy
Job title: Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Mr Dave Lewis

School/Division: / Creative Technologies
Job title: Lecturer in Photography

Dr Janette Jacobs

School/Division: / Psychology
Job title: Lecturer

Mr Mubarak Elnour Ismail

School/Division: / Civil and Building Services Engineering
Job title: Lecturer in Building Services Engineering

Dr Ridouan Chaouki

School/Division: / Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Job title: Lecturer in Rail & Rail Systems Engineering

Miss Djamila Hamdaoui

School/Division: / Radiography & Operating Department Practice
Job title: Lecturer

Miss Amani Faraji

School/Division: / Finance, Economics, Accounting and Analytics
Job title: Graduate Teaching Assistant - Accounting & Finance

Mr Gilberto Buzzi

School/Division: / Adult Nursing
Job title: HoD Adult Nursing

Mr Joshua Missalie

School/Division: / Finance, Economics, Accounting and Analytics
Job title: Graduate Teaching Assistant - Accounting & Finance

Miss Simone Knott

School/Division: / Advanced Practice & Non Medical Prescribing
Job title: Senior Advanced Clinical Practice