Co-produce with us

CoProduce is designed as a space to enable collaboration through connecting researchers and stakeholders working in the health and social care context and beyond. Here you will find details of Healthy Lifespan Institute members who are championing co-production.

Gemma Stephens

CoProduce Project Manager

As the Manager of the Healthy Lifespan Institute, I am delighted to be the first point of contact for any queries relating to our brand new co-production hub. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to explore collaboration or make connections. 

Professor Alan Walker

Prof. Alan Walker

Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology

I have a career-long commitment to co-production and engagement with a wide range of research end users. My recent experience relates particularly to engaging policy makers and older people in the research process.

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Prof. Tony Ryan

Professor of Older People, Care and the Family

My work in the field of older people and family care spans 20 years having worked on a number of large scale research studies and service development projects in the field of dementia, stroke and palliative and supportive care. 

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Dr Lorna Warren

Dr Lorna Warren

Senior Lecturer in Social Policy

Key themes running through my work include social and cultural dimensions of ageing, intergenerational relations and informal or family care relationships, and the intersection of age with other critical differences including gender and sexuality. I use a range of qualitative methods: structured and semi-structured interviews, life stories, focus groups, and creative visual arts-based approaches.

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Dr Sarah Alden

Research Consultant

I specialise in supporting policy and practice related research which adopts co-production and participatory approaches, with a focus on social care, digital and health inclusion. I am currently working with the Healthy Lifespan Institute to help develop a range of co-production resources.

Professor Beth Perry

Prof. Beth Perry

Director of Urban Institute

I am currently Director of the Urban Institute and a Professor of Urban Knowledge Governance. I also lead the Urban Institute’s Co-producing Urbanisms theme. I was the UK lead for the Mistra Urban Futures centre, setting up and delivering a local interaction platform across Greater Manchester and Sheffield to develop co-production projects around critical urban justice questions.

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