Olivia Joseph

Senior Equity Research Fellow and PhD student

Email: Olivia.Joseph2@bthft.nhs.uk
X: @MissLivJoseph


Olivia graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science from De Montfort University, followed by an MRC awarded scholarship for an MRes in Inflammation: Cellular and Vascular Aspects. During both degrees Olivia became particularly interested in research communication with patient, public and healthcare staff and equity in health research, which lead to a five-year career as a Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) Specialist within NHS research.

Research interests

Olivia’s professional interests include exploring different methods to involve seldom listened communities, creative approaches for co-production and understanding the impact of PPIE in health research on research projects, research culture, researchers and public contributors. Ultimately, exploring methods to make health research more inclusive, meaningful and equitable.


Recent Publications

Joseph, O. R., Flint, S. W., Raymond-Williams, R., Awadzi, R., & Johnson, J. (2021). Understanding Healthcare Students’ Experiences of Racial Bias: A Narrative Review of the Role of Implicit Bias and Potential Interventions in Educational Settings. International journal of environmental research and public health18(23), 12771. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312771

Islam, S., Joseph, O., Chaudry, A. et al. “We are not hard to reach, but we may find it hard to trust” …. Involving and engaging ‘seldom listened to’ community voices in clinical translational health research: a social innovation approach. Res Involv Engagem 7, 46 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40900-021-00292-z

Holmes, L., Cresswell, K., Williams, S., Parsons, S., Keane, A., Wilson, C., Islam, S., Joseph, O., Miah, J., Robinson, E., & Starling, B. (2019). Innovating public engagement and patient involvement through strategic collaboration and practice. Research Involvement and Engagement, 5(1), 30. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40900-019-0160-4

Nicholas, O. J., Joseph, O., Keane, A., Cleary, K., Campbell, S. H., Gwynne, S. H., Crosby, T., Radhakrishna, G., & Hawkins, M. A. (2020). Patient and Public Involvement Refines the Design of ProtOeus: A Proposed Phase II Trial of Proton Beam Therapy in Oesophageal Cancer. The Patient – Patient-Centered Outcomes Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40271-020-00487-8

Hague, C., Foran, B., Hall, E., Guild, S., Joseph, O., Moule, R., Nutting, C., Parsons, S., Prestwich, R., Slevin, N. and West, C., 2018. Patient involvement in the design of a phase III trial comparing intensity-modulated proton therapy and intensity-modulated radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer.

Sam Behjati, Patrick S Tarpey, Helen Sheldon, Inigo Martincorena, Peter Van Loo, Gunes Gundem, David C Wedge, Manasa Ramakrishna, Susanna L Cooke, Nischalan Pillay, Hans Kristian M Vollan, Elli Papaemmanuil, Hans Koss, Tom D Bunney, Claire Hardy, Olivia R Joseph, Sancha Martin, Laura Mudie. Recurrent PTPRB and PLCG1 mutations in angiosarcoma. Nature Genetics volume 46, pages 376–379 (2014)

Li Y, Schwab C, Ryan S, Papaemmanuil E, Robinson HM, Jacobs P, Moorman AV, Dyer S, Borrow J, Griffiths M, Heerema NA, Carroll AJ, Talley P, Bown N, Telford N, Ross FM, Gaunt L, McNally RJQ, Young BD, Sinclair P, Rand V, Teixeira MR, Joseph O, Robinson B, Maddison M, Dastugue N, Vandenberghe P, Stephens PJ, Cheng J, Van Loo P, Stratton MR, Campbell PJ, Harrison CJ. Constitutional and somatic rearrangement of chromosome 21 in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Nature. 2014 Apr 3; 508(7494):98-102. doi: 10.1038/nature13115. Epub 2014 Mar 23. PubMed PMID: 24670643; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3976272.

Making health research more inclusive for Deaf British Sign Language (BSL) community. Author: Olivia Joseph and Celia Hulme May 22nd 2019. https://bit.ly/32gsqer