University of Hertfordshire

Elspeth Mathie



Dr. Elspeth Mathie has over 30 years of research experience across the life course, from young people, contraception, reproductive health to older people, care homes and dementia.  Special focus on involving those with lived experience and members of the public in health and social care research.   She has a geography degree from Manchester University and gained her MA and PhD at Exeter University at the Institute of Population Studies. 

Elspeth is co-lead of National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East of England, Inclusive Involvement in Research for Practice-led Health and Social Care Theme.  She is Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care (CRIPACC), University of Hertfordshire and a member of Patient Experience and Public Involvement (PEPI) Research Unit.  CRIPACC sits within the School of Health and Social Work and is an internationally renowned multidisciplinary research centre into health and social care.  

She has led or been co-investigator on a number of national research studies.  Her research interests include improving patient and public involvement in research, older people, care homes, end of life care, dementia. 

Recent research into improving "Feedback" to Patient and Public Involvement contributors resulted in co-designed PPI Feedback Guidance which has been named as a resource on the National Standards for Public Involvement. 

Elspeth is a member of at National ARC PPI lead Public Involvement Community. 

Qualifications: PhD (University of Exeter), MA (University of Exeter) and BA(Hons) Geography, University of Manchester.

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