This month saw the retirement of Dr Allison Worth, lead of the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) team at the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research.
Allison also sits on our Centre Management Committee and is Patient and Public Involvement Adviser for the University of Edinburgh, based at the Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility.
Leading the PPI Team
An advocate for public involvement, Allison has led the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research PPI team since its launch, developing ways to help researchers involve people affected by asthma in the Centre’s research. This collaboration improves our research and ensures it is relevant to people in their day-to-day lives.
Under her leadership the Centre’s PPI team has achieved many successes. She works in the team alongside Anna De Simoni (PPI Co-Lead), Tracy Jackson (PPI Research Fellow) and our four PPI Volunteer Leads.
Michael Bang, PPI Volunteer Lead, said:
It’s been a total pleasure working with Allison. I first met Allison well before the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research began. She managed to twist my arm to get more and more involved! No real twisting was needed though, as it was extremely interesting and enjoyable supporting her through the early days. I wish her all the very best for her retirement.
A retiral event was held on 29 January to celebrate her career, with comments from Centre Director Aziz Sheikh and other colleagues.
We wish her all the best in her retirement!