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Elizabeth Blackwell Institute welcomes new Director

Professor Rachael Gooberman-Hill

Professor Rachael Gooberman-Hill

18 May 2017

We are delighted to welcome Professor Rachael Gooberman-Hill as the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Director from 1 August 2017.

Professor Gooberman-Hill is an applied health researcher who works across disciplines with focus on qualitative research approaches. Her work has addressed diverse topics that range from clinical decision-making, organisation of healthcare to people’s experiences of long-term health conditions. She collaborates widely in her research, supports researchers in developing their careers and has received awards for her work in patient and public engagement. In 2016, she was honoured to receive the British Pain Society Medal for her work.

Professor Gooberman-Hill’s desire to deliver and support studies that bridges disciplines, is innovative and has impact, is at the core of her research. It is these aspects of her work that has motivated her to become Director of the Institute.  

Professor Gooberman-Hill, who will take over as Director from Professor Jeremy Tavaré on 1 August, said: “I'm proud to be taking on the role of Director of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research. With support from the Wellcome Trust, the Institute works to build interdisciplinary health research communities by bringing together Bristol’s uniquely talented academics who are committed to research that has real impact on people's health and wellbeing. My aim is to make sure that the Institute will continue in its work to deliver the best possible research. I look forward to taking on this important and exciting role at Bristol.” 

Further information

Read the full announcement on the University of Bristol website.

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