Bryony Porter

Bryony Porter

Dr

  • 1.27 Edith Cavell Building

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Academic Background

I joined UEA in 2015 to start my PhD in Dementia and Pharmacoepidemiology, graduating in 2019. During my PhD I worked as a leader on the UEA Courage Project for PGR mental health and I am now a Senior Research Associate, where my focus is with health and social care workforce mental health.  

 

Research Interests 

My research interests are public health, organisation and workplace interventions for mental health, mental health prevention and interventions 

I am part of the East of England NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Mental Health Over the Life Course research theme and I am our theme representative on the East of England Public and Community Involvement Engagement and Participation (PCIEP) group.  

During Covid-19 I have led on a systematic review to understand the impact of providing end-of-life care during a pandemic, on the mental health and wellbeing of health and social care staff (Prospero CRD42020181444).  

I am also interested in suicide prevention and postvention and I am working on a rapid review of workplace and organisational guidelines and toolkits for suicide prevention and postvention for NHS staff wellbeing response (CRD42020198815). 

I am also interested in student and staff mental health in Universities. In my previous role I worked as a leader on the UEA Courage Project. Courage was a Research England and Office for Students Catalyst funded project to support the prevention, intervention and cultural change around mental health and wellbeing amongst postgraduate researchers (PGRs).  

During the Courage project, I led on the development and launch of UEA Silent Space, a place created by PGR students and somewhere you can visit on UEA Campus. You can see the video of the launch event here.  

I was Chair of the Courage Festival, a one-day event inviting staff and PGR delegates from across the UK to discuss mental health and wellbeing. Courage Festival was a memorable day, with many sessions led by PGRs. You can see a video of the event here.  

You can see some of the outputs from UEA Courage and other Catalyst funded projects hereThe final report of all Catalyst Fund projects can be found here.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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