Dr Gary Hickey

Dr Gary Hickey

School: Centre for Public Engagement

Job Title: Patient & Public Involvement Lead - Research & Education


Phone: 020 8725 2242

Location: St George's Campus


Gary is currently establishing the Faculty's Centre for Public Engagement, the aim of which is to become a hub of expertise in service user involvement within education, research, health and social care, and service development.

He attained a first degree in Public Administration and a PhD in Health Studies. His expertise is in ensuring that research translates into policy and action.

Gary has gained over a decade of experience working in health and social care research, including service user involvement, within a university setting, and over a decade's experience working in research and project management within public sector organisations, both in the UK and overseas, on ethics and corruption.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • PhD, Health Studies, King's College, University of London
  • BA(Hons), Public Administration, Teesside University

Research interests

Key research interests include service user involvement in education, research, health and social care and service development. Additional interests include ethics and corruption in the public sector.


Gary works as a consultant for the Council of Europe providing advice and guidance on a project to consolidate ethics in the public sector in Turkey. He also has a consultant's position with Transparency International.


Number of items: 5.


Papachristou, Iliatha, Hickey, Gary and Iliffe, Steve (2017) Dementia informal caregiver obtaining and engaging in food-related information and support services. Dementia, 16(1), pp. 108-118. ISSN (print) 1471-3012

Papachristou, Iliatha, Hickey, Gary and Iliffe, Steve (2016) Involving caregivers of people with dementia to validate booklets on food-related activities : a qualitative think-aloud study. Journal of Applied Gerontology, ISSN (print) 0733-4648 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Hickey, Gary and Chambers, Mary (2014) Reaching a consensus on service-user involvement in courses for professionals. Nurse Researcher, 21(6), pp. 22-27. ISSN (print) 1351-5578

Conference or Workshop Item

Hickey, Gary [Speaker] (2015) Involving patients and the public: decision-making in health and social care in the UK. In: Involving Patients and the Public; 03 Mar 2015, Wellington, New Zealand. (Unpublished)

Hickey, Gary (2014) Who's tale is this? Involving patients and the public in decision making in health and social care: why, what and how? In: Kingston Connections 2014; 21-29 Jun 2014, Kingston, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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