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Nicola Blythe

Researcher Policy

Nicola is a researcher in the policy team. Her main areas of interest include tackling health inequalities and bringing the voices and experiences of patients, carers and the public into the policy arena.

Nicola joins The King’s Fund from North East London NHS Foundation Trust where she practiced as a social worker in a community mental health team. Here, she supported the delivery of a clinical trial for a new way of working in mental health services, peer-supported open dialogue, and led engagement with practitioners and the public as part of the transformation of community mental health services. Before this, Nicola was a research lead at BritainThinks. Particular highlights include leading an ethnographic research project exploring experiences of fuel poverty and deliberative research with members of the public on topics ranging from the design and use of parks and green spaces to water resources management planning.