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Lisa Hinton

BA (Hons) DPhil


Director for Applied Research, Health Experiences Research Group

  • Senior Qualitative Researcher
  • University Research Lecturer

Dr Lisa Hinton is a medical sociologist, and led applied research in the Health Experiences Research Group (HERG) until 2019. She is now a Senior Research Associate at THIS Institute, University of Cambridge where she leads work on maternity care and safety.

Lisa has a portfolio of applied, mixed methods, social science research specialising primarily in women's health, in particular experiences of infertility, pregnancy, childbirth and neonatal care. She has been involved in several studies seeking to improve patient experiences in critical care.

Lisa has a developing interest in studying the potential for patient experiences research in resource poor countries. Initial work, in collaboration with colleagues at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust in Kenya, can be seen here: http://www.dipexinternational.org/2018/01/premature-birth-in-kenya-sharing-mothers-voices/ 

Lisa currently supervises doctoral students on a range of studies focused on maternal and newborn health and nursing in the UK, Kenya and India.

Before joining the department in 2007 Lisa was a TV and web producer, working for the BBC and Channel 4.