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. Olivia works one day a week as a PPIE Research Fellow within the Partners at Care Transitions research programme to maintain her involvement expertise and sustain relationships.
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.
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