William Viney

WRITER AND RESEARCHER

Advocacy and Advisory

I have over 10 years of experience as an advocate and advisor in health research. I specialise in participatory approaches to healthcare data and governance, with a particular interest in democratic data stewardship – ensuring an organization’s data is accessible, trustworthy, usable, and secure. 

As an experienced contributor to policy making at national and international levels, my work seeks to involve diverse publics. I can provide insights and advice to help resolve problems,  engagement capacity within your organisation or rethinking governance practices to be more inclusive and transparent, I can provide expert insights and practical guidance.

Some of the other ways I can help your organisation may include:

  • align organisational values with engagement and involvement activities;
  • support communications, engagement and involvement leads to analyse past activities;
  • develop strategy proposals with staff and support them to build sustainable relationships with public members;
  • support the design of operating protocols, governance, research, and communications;
  • plan, moderate, or creatively facilitate public meetings;
  • evaluate events, provide analysis and guide further decision making.


As an advisor or public member I have worked with the Health Research Authority, National Institute for Health Research, Ada Lovelace Foundation, METADAC, and Kings College London.

Please use the form below to get in touch if you feel I can help you and your organisation.

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