Who made this flu or flu-like illness in chronically ill or disabled children resource?

Ulla Räisänen

Ulla was a senior researcher with the Health Experiences Research Group at the University of Oxford. She has worked on research projects in health communication, the experiences of (mental) health and illness, young people’s health and (mental) health in the media, both in Finland and the UK. She conducted 16 of the interviews.

​Maria Salinas

Maria Salinas is an anthropologist and obtained her D.Phil from the University of Oxford in 2000. She has worked in health research, refugee studies and gender relations in the academic and voluntary sectors. She conducted 18 of the interviews and helped with the research findings.

Carol Dumelow

Is a qualitative researcher with over 20 years’ experience of conducting health-related research studies. She has worked on Healthtalk studies since 2001. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology (1998) from the University of Surrey. Carol analysed and wrote all the topic summaries for the site.

Kate Field

Is a historian specialising in the history of medicine and oral history. She worked in publishing, television and radio before taking up academic research. Obtained a D.Phil at the University of Oxford for a study of child health in Oxfordshire 1891-1939. Kate checked most of the research findings for the project.


We are very grateful for all the help and support we have received in producing this module. Thanks to all those who were interviewed; the researchers, consultants, nurses, GPs and support organisations who helped us recruit participants, and provided us with expert feedback and advice during the project.

Advisory Panel

Anthony Harnden, GP, University Lecturer, Principal investigator, Archie Research Programme, University of Oxford.
Kay Wang, GP, Academic Clinical Lecturer, Chief Investigator, Archie Trial, University of Oxford.
Calum Semple, Pediatrician, Liverpool Alder Hey, Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Liverpool.
Clare van Miert, Pediatric Research Nurse, Liverpool Alder Hay Hospital
Shona Hilton, Programme Leader, Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University
Jody Blake, WellChild/ Family Liaison Coordinator
Carolyn Dunford, The Children’s Trust / Head Of Research
Alison Streeter, Parent representative
Ruth Matharu, Parent representative
Ulla Raisanen, Senior Researcher, University of Oxford.
Carol Dumelow, Research Buddy, University of Oxford.
Sue Ziebland, Director, Health Experience Research Group, University of Oxford.

Supported by:
This is a summary of independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research funding scheme (Grant Reference RP-PG-1210-12012). The views expressed are those of the authors, and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.

Grant holders:
Dr Anthony Harnden