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Dr Alison Doherty

NIHR ARC NWC MIDAS Theme Manager and Research Fellow
School of Sport and Health Sciences
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Alison Doherty is based within the Health Technology Assessment Group, School of Sport & Health Sciences where she is engaged as the NIHR ARC NWC MIDAS Theme Manager and Research Fellow.

Alison Doherty is based within the Health Technology Assessment Group, School of Sport & Health Sciences. She is the NIHR ARC NWC (MIDAS) Theme Manager and Research Fellow: supporting the Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) to achieve its aims of improving health outcomes for patients and the public.

Prior to her current post, Alison was based within the Faculty's Research (Academic) Support Team and engaged on a range of collaborative health and wellbeing-related projects including co-produced research. Alison obtained her PhD in 2018 from the School of Nursing, University of Central Lancashire with funding from the NIHR CLAHRC NWC. She is a member of the Athena Swan (faculty-level) steering group and an Early Careers Researcher. Alison has over 20 years’ public sector experience of working on various local authority and partnership programmes in the fields of public health, health promotion, health inequalities, crime prevention, community safety and cohesion.

  • PhD, The Tailoring and Implementation of Evidence-Based Multi-Component Weight Management Interventions for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities who are Obese: A Whole Systems Approach. University of Central Lancashire, 2018
  • MBA (Distinction), University of Chester, 2005
  • MA Sociology & Social Studies (Women’s Studies), University of Liverpool, 1994
  • BA(Hons) (First Class) Health Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 1991
  • 6th International FHWB Research with Impact Conference (poster award), 18th Feb 2020
  • NW Coast Research & Innovation Awards, Finalist, 2017
  • 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) University of Central Lancashire, Finalist, 2017
  • NIHR (National) Doctoral Training Camp, Winning Team, 2015
  • Merseyside Police Commendation, 1999
  • Evidence-synthesis
  • Qualitative research
  • Health implementation science
  • Health inequalities
  • Obesity
  • Weight management and co-produced research with vulnerable communities
  • The Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC)
  • The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSID)