Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Helen Sandford

Engagement Project Manager

Background

Helen is Engagement Project Manager with responsibility for managing a range of engagement projects and major strategic engagement networks to support the successful delivery of the FMS Public Engagement and Patient and Public Involvement Strategy (PPE/PPI) and expansion of its related operational activity.

Helen manages the operation and future development of a range of existing engagement networks to deliver outstanding and exemplary activity in support of research, knowledge exchange and impact generation to support patient and public involvement.  This includes a particular focus on VOICENorth – a research and engagement organisation based at Newcastle University as well as Years Ahead, the North East Regional Forum on Ageing; and links to the Dementia Innovation Hub and clinical/NHS networks.