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Dr Erin Walker

Patient Insight and Involvement Lead

Erin is the Patient Insight and Involvement Lead for UCLPartners. She has spent the past 8 years focused on patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE), first at the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), then at the NIHR University College London Hospitals BRC. She joined UCLPartners in 2017. 

Erin has been a co-investigator on 4 grants from the NIHR, three as the co-investigator in PPIE, and one as a patient representative.  She is currently the PPIE co-investigator on: the NIHR Children and Families Policy Research Unit, ECHILD (Education and Child Health Insight Linked Data) funded by the Administrative Data Research UK, and the NIHR GOSH BRC-funded “Establishing a birth cohort for population-based follow-up of children with rare diseases”.      

She has a BSc (Hons) from the University of Victoria (Canada), and an MSc and PhD from the University of Sheffield.