Dr Elizabeth Dalgarno

Dr Elizabeth Dalgarno

Chair & founder of SHERA

Dr Elizabeth Dalgarno is the Chair and Founder of SHERA. Lecturer and Researcher specialising in Health

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Dr Elizabeth Dalgarno

Dr Elizabeth Dalgarno is the Chair and Founder of SHERA and is the Research and Development Lead.

Elizabeth has worked in public and private health and social care for 20 years and specialises in challenging inequalities and systemic challenges in health and social care. Her work centres always around vulnerable and/or marginalised groups. She is a staunch advocate of co-designed, developed and conducted research, where research is undertaken by and with the people it concerns, rather than 'on' them.

She teaches Global Women's Health and Health System Challenges in Low and Middle-Income Countries, through a complex adaptive system (CAS) lens, on the Master's in Public Health at The University of Manchester (amongst other roles) and has special interests in adult social care, the health impacts of family court proceedings on women and children, gender-based violence and domestic abuse.

She has worked on several National Institute of Health and Care Research projects.

She has led projects for the NHS to develop best practice in learning from adverse events / incidents and advises domestic abuse organisations, global sexual health organisations, NHS organisations and pilot studies such as IRISi ADViSE regarding gender-based violence and domestic abuse/violence.

She is currently advising on evaluating the Greater Manchester IRISi ADViSE pilot. The ADViSE (Assessing for Domestic Violence and Abuse in Sexual Health Environments) programme supports sexual health clinicians to identify and respond to women affected by domestic violence and abuse (DVA) and provides them with a simple referral pathway to specialist services.

She is leading several projects currently including: exploring the impact of Covid-19 on patients, families and professionals, exploring the impact of Covid-19 on informal carers and people living with dementia and exploring the mental health impact of family court proceedings on mothers exposed to perpetrator abusive behaviours / domestic abuse/violence in the UK and Brazil.