Tracey qualified as a Registered General Nurse at University College Hospital London and following a year staffing on a Burns and Plastic Surgery unit went on to graduate from Warwick University with a degree in English & European Literature. Since then she has worked as a qualitative researcher for various organisations including: market research, social policy research, voluntary sector, health and social care. Her work has always been driven by a passion for empowering patient voice and shared decision making and she has experience of designing and leading co-produced research projects. For the last eleven years within the NIHR Clinical Research Network she has led projects aimed at improving study delivery and performance and most recently as a national Patient Public Involvement Lead for the previous NIHR CRN Primary Care Research Network. Tracey joined the Research Design Service as regional Public Involvement Lead in February 2016.