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Mrs Beccy Harrison

Mrs Beccy Harrison

Telephone: 0151 231 4472

Biography

Beccy Harrison works within the Research Impact and Engagement (RIE) team at the Public Health Institute (PHI), Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). Beccy has worked in public health research since 2005. She specialises in social value methodology, the application of Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis, and asset-based community development (ABCD); as well as conducting mixed methods research evaluations. This work has been undertaken with a number of key stakeholder groups such as commissioners, service providers and service users. Most recently this has included work with vulnerable populations such as those with substance misuse issues, mental health issues and those who have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACES); community practitioners; and third sector and voluntary organisations. Her role also involves establishing a way of measuring the value and impact of the work that is conducted within PHI (including evaluating our methods of engaging with commissioners and key stakeholders), encompassing some of the methods used by the RIE team.

Previously, Beccy worked as a Public Health Research Excellence Framework Analyst helping with the coordination of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 application for the Faculty for Health and Applied Social Sciences, LJMU. Other roles within PHI have also included undertaking research, and producing intelligence relevant to a wide variety of public health priorities including developing indicators of child health, and indicators of healthy weight for children and young people. This led to her being the main contributor to a number of different outputs, for example, the synthesis of literature and data on healthy weight; the North West lifestyle survey; area mental wellbeing reports; and another report examining the relationship between body mass index and other factors across the North West.

Degrees

2007, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PGDip Applied Public Health
2004, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, MSc Research Methods
2000, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Psychology and Linguistics

Publications

Journal article

Harrison R, Van Hout MC, Cochrane M, Eckley L, Noonan R, Timpson H, Sumnall H. 2018. Experiences of Sustainable Abstinence-Based Recovery: an Exploratory Study of Three Recovery Communities (RC) in England International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, >DOI

Madden H, Harris J, Blickem C, Harrison R, Timpson H. 2017. "Always paracetamol, they give them paracetamol for everything": a qualitative study examining Eastern European migrants' experiences of the UK health service. BMC Health Serv Res, 17 :604 >DOI >Link

Blickem C, Dawson S, Kirk S, Vassilev I, Mathieson A, Harrison R, Bower P, Lamb J. What is Asset-Based Community Development and how might it improve the health of people with long-term conditions? A realist synthesis SAGE Open,

Harris J, Madden H, Blickem C, Harrison R, Timpson H. “Always paracetamol, they give them paracetamol for everything”: a qualitative study examining Eastern European migrants’ experiences of the UK health service BMC Health Services Research, 604 :1-10

Report

Whitfield M, McVeigh J, Reed H, Harrison R, Leech C. 2017. Integrated Monitoring System Annual Report - Cheshire and Merseyside, 2016-17 Integrated Monitoring System Annual Report - Cheshire and Merseyside, 2016-17 >Link

Eckley L, Harrison R, Cochrane MA, Pendlebury M, Sumnall H, Timpson H. 2016. Evaluation of Four Recovery Communities across England: Interim report for the Give it Up project

Whitfield M, Reed H, Harrison R, McVeigh J. 2015. Integrated Monitoring System Annual Report Cheshire and Merseyside 2014/15 Integrated Monitoring System Annual Report Cheshire and Merseyside 2014/15 >Link

Madden H, Ford K, Hardcastle K, McCoy EJ, Harrison R, Ross-Houle K, Cochrane M, Quigg Z, Timpson H. 2015. Health and Wellbeing Research: Looked After Children and Young People

McCoy EJ, Ross-Houle K, Eckley L, Oyston J, Cochrane M, Harrison R, Timpson H. 2015. Evaluation of Shelter's Knowsley Family Support Service

Madden H, Harris J, Harrison R, Timpson H. 2014. A Targeted Health Needs Assessment of the Eastern European Population in Warrington

Whitfield M, Reed H, Harrison R, Davies C, McVeigh J. 2014. Merseyside & Cheshire Inter-Agency Drug Misuse Database (IAD) Needle and Syringe Programme 2012-13 Merseyside & Cheshire Inter-Agency Drug Misuse Database (IAD) Needle and Syringe Programme 2012-13

Whitfield M, Reed H, Harrison R, Davies C, McVeigh J. 2014. Integrated Monitoring System Annual Report Cheshire and Merseyside 2013/14 Integrated Monitoring System Annual Report Cheshire and Merseyside 2013/14

Eckley LJ, Harrison R, Whelan G, Timpson H. 2014. The social value of solar lights in Africa to replace the use of kerosene: Scoping report The social value of solar lights in Africa to replace the use of kerosene: Scoping report >Link

Whitfield M, Reed H, Harrison R, Davies C, McVeigh J. 2014. Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Cheshire & Merseyside 2012/13 Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Cheshire & Merseyside 2012/13

Brizell J, Harrison R, Stuart J, McVeigh J, Irvine F. 2012. Evaluation of the Bariatric Care Pathway:Final Report >Link

Brizell J, Harrison R, Stuart J, McVeigh J, Irvine F. 2012. Evaluation of the bariatric care pathway: Final report. Evaluation of the bariatric care pathway: Final report. >Link

Brizell J, Harrison R, Stuart J, McVeigh J, Irvine F. 2012. CHANGES weight management evaluation. Final report CHANGES weight management evaluation. Final report >Link

Harrison R, Deacon LK, Spaling J, Carlin H, Giles S, Stansfield J, Perkins C, Bellis MA. 2010. Seton Mental Wellbeing Survey.

Jones A, Harrison R, O'Farrell I, Deacon LK, Timpson C, Perkins C, Bellis M. 2010. Isle of Man Health and Lifestyle Survey, 2009 Isle of Man Health and Lifestyle Survey, 2009 :1-126

Harrison R, Beynon C, Perkins C, Bellis MA. 2010. Segmentation and Insight into the Body Mass Index of the North West Population

Rogers S, Wood J, Harrison R, Tocque KT. 2009. Joint Strategic Needs Assessment North West Regional Review.

Mason J, Harrison R, Deacon L, Perkins C, Bellis MA. 2009. Tackling Health Related Worklessness

Harrison R, Deacon LK, Mason J, Tocque K. 2009. North West Children and Young People's Health Indicators 2009 Summary Report

Harrison R, Deacon LK, Jones A, Tocque K. 2009. Indicators of Children's and Adults' Healthy Weight in North West Local Authorities

Deacon LK, Harrison R, Timpson C, Tocque K, Bellis M. 2009. Health and Lifestyles in the North West

Jones A, Harrison R, Carlin H, Tocque KT, Bellis MA. 2008. Healthy Weight in the North West Population

Deacon LK, Mason J, Harrison R. 2008. Incapacity Benefit Profile for the Liverpool City Region

Deacon LK, Harrison R, Jones A, Tocque K. 2008. North West Children and Young People's Health Indicators

Deacon LK, Mason J, Harrison R. 2008. Alcohol Profile for the Liverpool City Region

Wyke S, Sedgley L, Harrison R, Casstles H, Hooper J, Tocque KT, Bellis MA. 2006. Synthesis No 5: Work & Health: How working life influences our health