Professor of Health and Care Services Research Director,
Social Policy Research Unit Assistant Director,
Martin House Research Centre University of York
Bryony Beresford is a social scientist with over 25 years’ experience of applied policy and practice research concerned with health and social care issues across the life-course, and particularly childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. Throughout her career she has based in the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York and was awarded a Personal Chair in 2011. A mixed methods researcher, her work includes policy evaluation, evaluation of alternative models of service delivery, evaluation of specific interventions and the lived experiences. Her research on transition spans a wide range of long-term conditions and impairments, and among the first to focus on the preparedness and adequacy of adult health care. She was topic advisor to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) Guideline Development Group for transition from children’s to adult services (published in 2016).
Keynote lecture presented at the 32th EACD Annual Meeting in Poznan, November 26, 2020