Who made this kidney health resource?

Dr Kristina Bennert

Kristina Bennert has qualifications in social science and psychology and is an experienced qualitative researcher. She and Julie conducted the interviews and did the analysis. During this project Kristina was a Research Associate at Bristol University in the School of Social and Community Medicine. Since completing this work she has embarked on training to become a clinical psychologist.

Julie Evans

Julie Evans is an experienced qualitative researcher who has been based in the Health Experiences Research Group at the University of Oxford since 2000, where she has worked on several Healthtalk studies. She and Kristina conducted the interviews and did the analysis.


We are grateful to all the people who took part in this study, to Dr Carol Dumelow for her work as ‘research buddy’, and to our advisory panel for their help and guidance throughout the project.

Advisory panel

Dr Jeremy Horwood (chair)
Senior Research Fellow, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol

Dr Tom Blakeman
GP and Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care, University of Manchester

Dr Fergus Caskey
Consultant Nephrologist, North Bristol NHS Trust, Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Bristol and Medical Director, UK Renal Registry

Di Croft
Specialist Diabetes Nurse in Primary Care, Oxford

Professor Gene Feder
GP and Professor of Primary Health Care, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol

Dr Kathryn Griffith
GP Principal, Unity Health, York; RCGP Clinical Champion for Chronic Kidney Disease; Senior Clinical Lecturer, Bradford University

Sarah Griffiths
Diabetes & Hypertension Nurse in Primary Care, Bristol

Professor Dan Lasserson
Associate Professor and Senior Clinical Researcher, University of Oxford

Professor Louise Locock
Associate Professor and Director of Applied Research, Health Experiences Research Group, University of Oxford

Fiona Loud
Lay Representative, Policy Director of the British Kidney Patient Association.

Professor Elizabeth Murray
Professor of e-Health and Primary Care, University College, London

Rosemary Simmonds
Qualitative Research Associate, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol.

Andy Williamson
Lay Representative, Kidney Patient Guide Forum Moderator

Supported by

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This is a summary of independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research (Project Reference Number: NSPCR ID FR4.120) and the Programme Grants for Applied Research programme (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

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