Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Patience Kunonga

Research Assistant (Evidence Synthesis)

Background

Patience Kunonga works for the Evidence Synthesis team in the Institute of Health and Society. Her role includes undertaking health research and synthesising the evidence from multiple sources to address the effectiveness of health interventions or new treatments. She also works as an evidence synthesis specialist for the NIHR Innovation Observatory (NIHRIO) team where her role is to research and write evidence reports on new and innovative pharmacological technologies for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). She gained a first class degree in Social Care at Teesside University and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) at Newcastle University. Her master’s project was a systematic review which focused on appraising and summarising current evidence on the effectiveness, costs and cost-effectiveness of alcohol interventions for older people.