Ms Olivia Joseph


I graduated with a first-class BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science from De Montfort University, followed by a Medical Research Council-awarded scholarship for an MRes in Inflammation: Cellular and Vascular Aspects.

Following this, I had a six-year career as a Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) Specialist within NHS research from PPIE Project Coordinator to Project Manager to Research Fellow. My professional interests include exploring different methods to involve seldom listened to 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. I work one day a week as a PPIE Research Fellow within the Partners at Care Transitions (PACT) research programme to maintain my involvement expertise.

I am undertaking a full-time PhD at the University of Leeds, funded by the Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre. Together with my supervisors, hospital staff and patients, my PhD project aims to explore racial and ethnic minority hospital workers' experiences of incivility, its impact on them, and patient care. The project aims to identify evidence-based tangible targets to develop holistic interventions which will inform positive change in the work experiences of all NHS staff. 

Research interests

My main research interests include the mental health and wellbeing of NHS staff, healthcare equity, racialised healthcare workers' experiences in the workplace, workplace mistreatment, and patient safety. 


  • Bsc (Hons) Biomedical Science
  • MRes Inflammation: Cellular and Vascular