Lucy Whiston is the Adelaide Research Assistant in the Department of Public Health & Primary Care, Trinity College Dublin.

Background and role at the AHPI

Ms. Whiston has an undergraduate degree is Sociology and Social Policy and a Masters in Applied Social Research. In 2014 Ms. Whiston took up the role of Adelaide Research Assistant. During this time she has worked on a health asset and need assessment of Tallaght, a national survey of stakeholders views of chronic disease management in Ireland and implementing a survey of risk and lifestyle factors which contribute to cardiovascular disease. Ms. Whiston is currently embarking on a PhD examining patient and family participation in healthcare design and delivery from a medical and a mental healthcare perspective.The primary aim of the PhD is to systematically develop, implement and evaluate an intervention to encourage patient and family participation in Irish healthcare design and delivery from a mental and a medical healthcare perspective.

Lucy Whiston has numerous peer-reviewed publications and is interested in health policy and health services research particularly with a focus on the inclusion of patients and their family members.