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Judith Sixsmith

BA, MSc, PCGE, PhD, MBPS is Professor of Public Health Improvement and Implementation and Director of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing.

Judith leads the Ageing Research Centre within the Institute of Health and Wellbeing with Dr Lee Machado. Judith has directed many research projects in the key lifecourse areas of children, family life and older people, particularly focusing on health and wellbeing as well as service provision and community life. As such, she has conducted research into children’s physical activity, health and wellbeing in schools, professional stakeholder perspectives on provision of services, particularly early help, to people and families living in chaotic situations and the prioritisation of health and wellbeing in schools and across populations in Northamptonshire. Her research in the area of ageing focuses on quality of life, quality of care (particularly in relation to end of life care and dementia), and ageing and technology. She also undertakes a policy analyses in terms of social and health policy. Judith is an expert in qualitative methods including verbal, visual and document data collection techniques and analyses. Alongside her work in evaluating UK project proposals she also reviews journal articles for international academic journals. In addition, she works as an expert evaluator, project reviewer and ethics expert for the European Commission, helping to shape the European research landscape. Currently, Judith is a member of Court of the University of Northampton. Judith has published and presented her work in two books as well as national and international journals and conferences and has been invited as a keynote speaker at world congresses.