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Savi joined King’s College London in 2016 as the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Coordinator for the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South London, which in October 2019 became an Applied Research Collaboration (ARC). This involves working with researchers, service users, carers and communities across a range of themes to enable research to better reflect the views, concerns and priorities of local people. Activities include taking forward the ARC’s involvement strategy and supporting a network of researchers acting as involvement champions, strengthening partnership, helping to organise events such as an annual Active Involvement in Research Day and producing an involvement newsletter.

She has worked for many years in patient and public involvement in health and social care planning, delivery and research at local and national level, including knowledge mobilisation, policy work and community engagement, and before that as an outreach and development worker. She graduated in Chemical Engineering at University College London.

Research Interests 

  • Research on involvement and engagement.

Expertise and Public Engagement

She also writes on diversity, equality and human rights, including inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT)+ people in faith communities, and is on the board of a disabled people’s organisation focusing on domestic violence and hate crime.

Key publications

Whose views, and lives, truly count? The meaning of co-production against a background of worsening inequalities

Hensman, S., 2021, In: Beresford P, Farr M, Hickey G, Kaur M, Ocloo J, Tembo D, Williams O. COVID-19 and Co-production in health and social care research, policy and practice: volume 1: the challenges and necessity of co-production. Policy Press; p. 19-27.