Liz Cairncross

Research Manager

Research team


Liz joined the Health Foundation in December 2016 as a Research Manager.

At the Health Foundation, Liz works mainly with the Healthy Lives team developing and managing research on health linked to the Foundation’s Healthy Lives Strategy.

Prior to joining the Health Foundation, Liz was Head of Research at the Institute of Public Care where she had a particular interest in older people, housing, people who pay for care, and evaluation.  She has held research posts at the University of Glasgow and Warwick Business School, conducting research on aspects of housing, health and social care.

Liz holds a BA in History, MSc in Social Policy and Social Planning and Post-graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education. Liz is a qualified executive coach and mentor (ILM), and plays flute in a Cubanista band.


Latest articles

Research project

Video-based communication research and training in decision-making in supportive and palliative care (VERDIS)

Two year research project on shared decision making in end of life settings. Working with the Sue Ryder Care Centre for the S...

Research project

Putting evidence into policy

Work aims to demonstrate how and why participation in Active Labour Market Programmes (ALMPs) affects the mental health and w...

Research project

Health Foundation Chair in Learning Disabilities

The Health Foundation has funded a chair in learning disabilities from 2002 to 2017. The award holder, Professor Tony Holland...

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