Public Health Specialist At A London School Of Economics And Political Science
Knowledge of and familiarity with applying social science approaches in health, methods and developing instruments for study design and analysis *
As Public Health Specialist at a London borough, it is part of my every day job to review evidence gathered through social science research methods to assess interventions for their effectiveness, efficiency and adaptability to the local authority’s local context. As it is such an intrinsic part of my position, I continuously educate myself on approaches to community and stakeholder engagement, especially on co-design and co-production, which I see as absolutely key to service delivery in health and social care.
I also work with other teams to develop surveys and questionnaires around health audits (e.g. on homelessness), and advise other departments on methods and data sources to gather information for health and equality impact assessments. I also seek out new and cost-efficient ways to gather information through secondary data analysis: for example, I produced an innovative council housing health needs assessment, developing a methodology using existing council tenants’ records to derive an assessment of council tenants’ health needs based on age, household composition, disability and…