Kristin is an Associate Professor, key member of our Management Board and leads our Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement. She is also Deputy Director of PenARC and lead's PenARC's Patient and Public Involvement Team, working to support and encourage members of the public to participate in various aspects of research, not just as data providers but in the prioritisation, planning and conduct of studies.

She has a background in childhood studies and systematic reviewing. After working on a study on research implementation she became interested in comparing the research priorities of researchers with those of the wider public, prompting the question ‘who decides what we should know?’ Her subsequent PhD research focused on the barriers and facilitators to involving young people in systematic reviewing, with an emphasis on their involvement in setting the review question and influencing all decisions on the review protocol.

Kristin is a qualitative researcher with experience of systematic reviewing and has worked on trials and multi-methods studies.