Hayley Lowther-Payne is a Senior Research Assistant in the Implementation and Capacity Building Team (IMPaCT) at the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast (ARC NWC).
She has a background of working in local authority settings supporting children and young people, along with research experience in psychology and neuroscience. In her role at ARC NWC, Hayley is involved in conducting research on the implementation and evaluation of interventions and service changes to address health inequalities in the North West Coast. Areas of research she has been involved in include stroke care improvement methods, community engagement activities in air quality actions, the role of the voluntary sector organisations in integrated care, and evaluating interventions to support community reintegration for prison leavers. Hayley is also currently undertaking a PhD exploring inequalities in access to mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic for underserved population groups.