Dr Hannah Timpson is Head of Research Engagement and Impact at the Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University. Hannah's work involves developing and delivering applied research to inform and support the delivery of effective and sustainable health and wellbeing activities; working closely with a range of commissioners, providers and users of health and wellbeing-related services, including local authority, NHS and community and third sector organisations.
Hannah’s research interests include drugs and alcohol, social value, community assets and socio-ecological approaches to health promotion and behaviour change. Hannah’s work explores the role of the community and environment in influencing health-related behaviours.
Hannah holds a PhD in Physical Activity and Children’s Health and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
2012, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, PhD
2010, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, PG Cert Higher Professional Education
2009, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, PG Cert Research Methods
2004, Loughborough University, United Kingdom, MSc Sports Science
2002, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, BSc Sport and Exercise Science
Head of Research Engagement and Impact, Public Health Institute, LJMU, 2016 - present
Health and Wellbeing Research Manager, Centre for Public Health, LJMU, 2009 - 2016
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
Timpson H, Eckley L, Sumnall H, Pendlebury M, Hay G. 2016. “Once you’ve been there, you’re always recovering”: exploring experiences, outcomes, and benefits of substance misuse recovery Drugs and Alcohol Today, 16 :29-38 >DOI >Link
Collins B, Capewell S, O'Flaherty M, Timpson H, Razzaq A, Cheater S, Ireland R, Bromley H. 2015. Modelling the Health Impact of an English Sugary Drinks Duty at National and Local Levels PLOS ONE, 10 >DOI >Link
Smith H, Grogan S, Davey R, Cochrane T. 2010. Developing a successful physical activity intervention in primary schools Education and Health, 27 :47-50
Smith D, Smith H, Woods S, Springett J. 2008. Smoking environments and adolescent smoking: evidence from the Liverpool Longitudinal Smoking Study Journal of Environmental Health Research, 9 :33-41
Gidlow C, Cochrane T, Davey R, Smith H. 2008. In-school and out-of-school physical activity in primary and secondary school children Journal of Sports Sciences, 26 :1411-1419 >DOI
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
Medforth N, Greenop D, Lavin R, Timpson H. Monkey's Health Service: An evaluation of the implementation of resources designed to support the learning of primary school aged children in England about healthy lifestyles and NHS services. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing,
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
Hay G, Oyston JE, Porcellato L, Madden H, Ross-Houle K, Timpson H. 2015. Evaluation of Rapid Access to Alcohol Detoxification Acute Referral (RADAR) Evaluation of Rapid Access to Alcohol Detoxification Acute Referral (RADAR)
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 HCE, hughes L, Timpson H. 2014. Evaluation of the Wirral Health Services in School Programme
madden H, harris J, Tomkinson T, Brown E, Timpson H. 2014. A targeted health needs assessment for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and ethnic minority groups across the life course in Warrington.
Madden H, Harris J, Harrison R, Timpson H. 2014. A Targeted Health Needs Assessment of the Eastern European Population in Warrington
Bates G, Jones L, Timpson H, Begley E, Hardcastle KA, Hughes K, Ross K. 2014. “Top Ten for Number Ten” – A Public Health Manifesto from the North West Directors of Public Health
Hargreaves S, Harris J, Madden H, Henning S, Lincoln A, Whelan G, Lavin R, Timpson H. 2013. Sexual Health Needs Assessment Vale Royal, Cheshire
Bates G, Jones L, Timpson H, Begley E, Hughes K, Ross K, Hardcastle K. Top Ten for Number Ten - A Public Health Manifesto from the North West Directors of Public Health
Medforth N, Hughes L, Lavin R, Greenop D, Timpson H. Monkey’s Guide to Healthy Living and NHS Services: An evaluation of the implementation of resources designed to support the learning of primary school aged children in England Monkey’s Guide to Healthy Living and NHS Services: An evaluation of the implementation of resources designed to support the learning of primary school aged children in England >Link
Cochrane M, McCoy E, Timpson H, McVeigh J. Evaluation of the Stand Against Violence Workshop
Timpson H, Sopwith W. Evaluation of Direct Diagnostics (Radiology Service), Wirral.
Timpson H, Madden H. An Evaluation of the Healthier Homes Programme, NHS Wirral.
Timpson H. An Evaluation of the Health Challenge Champions Pilot Programme in Wirral.
Timpson H, Eckley L, Whelan G. Evaluation of the Advocacy in Wirral’s Independent Mental Health Act and Psychiatric Liaison Advocacy Services
Lavin R, Timpson H. Admissions Prevention and Facilitated Discharge Service Evaluation.
Timpson H, Hughes LJ. Evaluation of a Payment by Results Smoking Cessation Pilot
Timpson H, Lavin R. Exploring the Acceptability of a Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: Brief Evidence Review.
Timpson H, Whelan G. An Evaluation of the Liverpool Centre for Arts Development.
Timpson H, Hughes LJ. An Evaluation of the Wirral Community Trust Care Home Pilot.
Timpson H, Lavin R, Hughes LJ. Exploring the Acceptability of a Tax on Sugar Sweetened Beverages
Harris J, Hargreaves S, Henning S, Lincoln A, Whelan G, Lavin R, Timpson H. Sexual Health Needs Assessment, Cheshire West and Chester
Madden H, Eckley L, Lavin R, Timpson H. Long Acting Reversible Contraception, Young Women and Social Norms
Whelan G, Timpson H. Exploring the Social Value of Community Assets in Wirral
Timpson H, Eckley L, Lavin R. British Heart Foundation Hearty Lives Programme: Assessing the Health and Wellbeing of Looked After Children and their Carers in Liverpool
Madden H, Hughes LJ, Timpson H. Evaluation of the Wirral Health Services in School Programme
Eckley L, Harrison B, Whelan G, Timpson H. The social value of solar lights in Africa to replace the use of kerosene Scoping report
Greenop D, Hughes LJ, Lavin R, Medforth N, Timpson H. Monkey’s Guide to Healthy Living and NHS Services An evaluation of the implementation of resources designed to support the learning of primary school aged children in England >DOI
Engagement & Impact
http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/11338328.Report_confirms_1_5m_reasons_why_Wirral_charity_is_good_value_for_money/?ref=var_0, SROI report - Wirral Globe 15th July 2014
BBC Radio Merseyside 30th Nov 2013: Interview regarding sugary drinks tax
Research Grants Awarded:
Warrington Borough Council, Warrington LGBT BME Sexual Health Needs Assessment, Grant value (£): 9000
The Health Equalities Group, Exploring the health and wellbeing needs of looked after children in Liverpool, Grant value (£): 6764
The Willow Project, Evaluation of The Willow Project, Grant value (£): 6885
Wirral Alliance CCG, Evaluation of CHARS project, Grant value (£): 11965
Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health Network, Evaluation of Collaborative Service, Grant value (£): 9610
North West Coast Academic Health Science Network, Evaluation of Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Raising Events, Grant value (£): 5895
Warrington Borough Council, Warrington Eastern European Needs Assessment, Grant value (£): £10847
North Yorkshire County Council, Evaluation of Adult Drug and Alcohol Services, Grant value (£): 41,670.54
Merseyside Youth Association, Talent Match - Youth Research Champions, Grant value (£): £132,200
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Professional Education