Meet the Directors

Professors Rebecca Lawthom and Francis Fatoye

Professor Rebecca Lawthom

Professor Rebecca Lawthom (Co-Director) is a Professor of Community Psychology and an experienced research leader. Rebecca is faculty Head of International and reinforces the need for international focus within this RKE centre. Rebecca has led UoA 22 (Social Work and Social Policy) for two cycles and is an experienced PGR supervisor.  She is the pathway lead for the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership for health, wellbeing and communities  and will lead on international issues.

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Professor Francis Fatoye

Professor Francis Fatoye is qualified as a Physiotherapist and Health Economist. He is a Professor of Health Economics and Outcomes at the University. He has an international reputation for his expertise in Health Economics and Economic Evaluations; Outcomes Research; Real World Evidence (Big Data); and Musculoskeletal Disorders. Francis has secured research funding from Innovate UK/Economic and Social Research Council (ESCR), and Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices companies. He is currently working in collaboration with Teesside University as the lead Health Economist on a £500,000 Health Foundation funded research project on low back pain. Francis is Adjunct Professor to the Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kenya. He is Associate Editor for Musculoskeletal Disorders, and on the Editorial Board for the Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, and Physical and Occupational Therapy in Paediatrics. He is also a member of the Advisory Panel for the National Institute for Health Research/Health Technology Assessment Emergency and Hospital Care Panel.

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