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The Observatory

The Observatory are a group of critical friends drawn from a diverse range of non-academic backgrounds. They contribute to our work by;

  • Providing a wide range of different perspectives to make our research better
  • Helping us to make our research relevant, accessible and impactful out in the real world
  • Holding us accountable for doing work that is rigorous, ethical and inclusive

The group is organised and run in collaboration with the group members using a co-production approach. They get involved activities such as reviewing documents and funding applications, helping develop research questions and projects, and building external partnerships. Membership of The Observatory is reviewed annually and new members are recruited through public advertisement in our newsletter and social media. Any queries about the group should be directed to Evelyn Tehrani (IMH Senior Manager).

The Observatory Current Members

  • Claire Byron
  • Gillian Collings
  • Claire Forster
  • Sian Greeves
  • Katharine Goda
  • Paul Kefford
  • Nazlin Kurji-Smith
  • Carole Lattin
  • Paul Lysaght
  • Yolanda Marshall
  • Colin Wilkinson
  • David Wilkinson
  • Gaynor Williams
  • Megan Williams

Get in touch

For general enquiries, please contact us by email.

Institute for Medical Humanities

Durham University

Confluence Building

Lower Mountjoy

Stockton Road



T. +44 (0)191 334 8277