Ms Michele Kok

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  • Qualifications:MScPH, BPharm (Hons), AFHEA
  • Position:Research Associate in Public Health
  • Department:HAS - Health and Social Sciences
  • Telephone:+44 (0)117 32 87847
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About me

Michele Kok is a Research Associate in Public Health at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, and has a background in hospital and regulatory pharmacy. She obtained an MSc in Public Health from UWE in 2015, and went on to join UWE's Public Health and Wellbeing Research Group (now the Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing) as a Research Intern. She was subsequently appointed as Research Associate in October 2015. Her research projects have since expanded beyond public health to include work around patient and public involvement (PPI), and she is part of the People in Health West of England (PHWE).

Michele was appointed to work two days a week with the NIHR CLARHC West Training and Capacity Development team on a 12-month secondment, which commenced in September 2018.

Michele is also an Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA), and contributes to teaching on the MSc in Public Health, and BSc/PGDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) programmes.

Michele's recent and current research projects include:

Strengthening Local Communities (co-applicant)Evaluation of the Gloucestershire Place-based Community Development Programme to test and develop innovative practice with respect to the promotion of health and wellbeing in community settings. This is in partnership with the Gloucestershire County Council Public Health Division, Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and Gloucestershire District Councils.

COMBACTE-MAGNET (Combatting Bacterial Resistance in Europe – Molecules against Gram Negative Infections): Conducting a systematic review of the attitudes and approaches to PPI in Europe. This follows on from her publication of a toolkit for PPI in antimicrobial medicines development research, within a work package for a consortium of pharmaceutical companies and academic partners, funded by a European public-private funding initiative – Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). She has co-delivered workshops to support the use of this toolkit.

East Devon Volunteer Support Agency's (EDVSA) Forget-Me-Not Reminiscence Service: Literature review contributing to the development of a logic model for EDVSA's reminiscence project. 

The South Gloucestershire Diabetes Prevention Pilot Project: Evaluation of the impact, implementation, and delivery costs of a pilot project run by the local council, and supported by an innovation fund budget from the Health Education South West (HESW) Membership Council.

CLICK into Activity: Evaluation of a Sport England 'Get Healthy Get Active' project intervention in partnership with South Somerset District Council, to promote physical activity in diabetic, pre-diabetic, and hypertensive adults identified as 'inactive'.

Living Well, Taking Control (LWTC): Evaluation of a voluntary sector-led, community-based diabetes prevention and management programme, funded by Big Lottery. The diabetes prevention component of this programme is being evaluated in the NIHR Community-based Prevention of Diabetes (ComPoD) trial – relevant information is shared to support this trial.

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