Dr Alicia Renedo Udaondo

Associate Professor

United Kingdom

I am a social psychologist by background. My research focuses on community participation, health experiences and access to care using qualitative methods, and attending to socio-cultural and material contexts of heath. I am a member of the DEPTH group (Dialogue, Evidence, Participation and Translation for Health).

I have used ethnographic methods to research patient and public involvement in the NHS. I have conducted participatory qualitative research to understand transitions to adulthood among young people living with sickle cell ("This Sickle Cell Life" project).

My latest research project "Routes" involved participatory research with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, and with migrant workers in precarious jobs to co-produce insights into their experiences of COVID-19 and public health responses.


Department of Public Health, Environments and Society
Faculty of Public Health and Policy


Centre for Evaluation


I supervise PhD and DrPH students (qualitative studies of community participation in health, health practices and access to care). I have experience teaching on the following modules: Principles of Social Research, Qualitative Methodologies, Health Services Research.

Selected Publications

Community-led responses to COVID-19 within Gypsy and Traveller communities in England: A participatory qualitative research study.
RENEDO, A; Stuart, R; Kühlbrandt, C; GRENFELL, P; MCGOWAN, CR; Miles, S; Farrow, S; MARSTON, C;
SSM - Qualitative Research in Health
'Doing' hypertension: Experiential knowledge and practice in the self-management of 'high blood' in the Philippines.
Lasco, G; RENEDO, A; Mendoza, J; SEGUIN, ML; PALAFOX, B; Palileo-Villanueva, LM; BALABANOVA, D; MCKEE, M;
Sociology of Health & Illness
Maintaining population health in low- and middle-income countries during the COVID-19 pandemic: Why we should be investing in Community Health Workers.
PALAFOX, B; RENEDO, A; Lasco, G; Palileo-Villanueva, L; BALABANOVA, D; MCKEE, M;
Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH
Nasa dugo ('It's in the blood'): lay conceptions of hypertension in the Philippines.
Lasco, G; Mendoza, J; RENEDO, A; SEGUIN, ML; PALAFOX, B; Palileo-Villanueva, LM; Amit, AM L; Dans, AL; BALABANOVA, D; MCKEE, M;
BMJ Global Health
Community participation is crucial in a pandemic.
Not being heard: barriers to high quality unplanned hospital care during young people's transition to adult services - evidence from 'this sickle cell life' research.
RENEDO, A; MILES, S; Chakravorty, S; Leigh, A; Telfer, P; Warner, JO; MARSTON, C;
BMC Health Services Research
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