Mrs Mary Lyons

Senior Lecturer in Public Health

Areas of interest

Public health teaching, curriculum development and quality assurance, building public health capacity in partnership situations and in low and middle income settings, epidemiology, health needs assessment, environment and sustainability, behaviour change and the implementation of evidence based practice for health.

Background

Mary worked briefly at the University of Central Lancashire, updating a Cochrane review on the prevention of depression in people who have had a stroke; and with funding from Health Education England set up an internship programme to increase research capacity in NHS trusts.  Mary worked for three years as a public health specialist in the NHS, where her prime responsibilities revolved around managing the commissioning of programmes for long tern conditions, especially cardiovascular, and diabetic eye screening.  Mary worked at Liverpool John Moore University from 1998 to 2010, and had a senior strategic role, leading the development and delivery of education programmes for public health at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  Mary also led a team of researchers in environment, sustainability and capacity development linked to public health.

Mary worked in various roles in international health development in the Solomon Islands from 1986 -1997.  Working for Save the Children as a technical adviser to the Ministry of Health, as Peace Corps Medical Officer for Solomon Islands and Vanuatu and as a lecturer at Solomon Islands College of Higher Education.

Teaching

Mary is working with Dr Amir Hassan to develop education programmes for public health in the Eastern Mediterranean region and teaches on the Masters in International Public Health and the Diploma in Tropical Nursing.

Research in Medecine

Mary is undertaking research to support the development of evidence based curricula for public health educational programmes.

Other relevant expertise, professional memberships etc.

  • Mary is a Defined Specialist on the UK Public Health Register and a Member of the Faculty of Public Health.  Mary is also a Registered General Nurse.

Selected publications

  • Selected publications

    Lyons M, Paul J, Smith A. (2013) Health equity audit; NHS Health Checks in central Lancashire. NHS Central Lancashire, Leyland.

    Neary D, Dewa L, Harris J, Lyons M, Perkins C, Bellis MA. (2011) Starting sure in Cumbria.  Centre for Public Health Liverpool John Moores University, North West Public Health Observatory, NHS Cumbria and Cumbria Intelligence Observatory

    Neary D, Dewa L, Lyons M, Perkins C, Bellis MA. (2011) Mortality in Cumbria.  Centre for Public Health Liverpool John Moores University, North West Public Health Observatory, NHS Cumbria and Cumbria Intelligence Observatory

    Chadborn N, Osborn K, Lyons M.  (2010) Lesson to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to reduce the exposure to lead from drinking water within the vulnerable group.  Centre for Public Health - Liverpool: Liverpool John Moores University

    Lyons M, Harris J.  (2010) Population Health Analysts: a workforce needs assessment for the NHS North West.  Centre for Public Health – Liverpool John Moores University

    Boak G, Lyons M.  (2010) Public Health Analyst Development: The North West Region Programme. A report for the Association for Public Health Observatories.  York St John University

    Luria P, Lyons M.  (2010). Urban green spaces and public health. Sustainability and Health Fact Sheet No 6. Centre for Public Health - Liverpool: Liverpool John Moores University

    Harris J, Dreaves H, Lyons M, Abrahams D.  (2010). North West Health Impact Assessment Capacity Building Programme: HIA baseline assessment report.  Centre for Public Health Liverpool John Moores University and IMPACT, University of Liverpool.

    Luria P, Lyons M. (2009). Environmental Health Quarterly Bulletin. Issue 15. Carbon monoxide – the silent killer.  Centre for Public Health Liverpool John Moores University

    Neary D, Dewa L, Deacon L, Clay J, Lyons M, Tocque K.  (2009) Born in Cumbria.  Centre for Public Health Liverpool John Moores University, North West Public Health Observatory, NHS Cumbria and Cumbria Intelligence Observatory

    Lyons M, Luria P, Harris J. (2009)  Recycling and Public Health. An evidence based review for the HIA gateway.  Association of Public Health Observatories

    Lyons M, Neary D, Harris J, Jordan K, Macintosh J, Carlin H, Leavey C. (2009)  It only take a minute girl; insights into women’s perceptions of cervical screening in Blackpool.  Centre for Public Health Liverpool John Moores University

    Neary D, Lyons M.  (2009)  Screening Programmes across Cheshire and Merseyside Primary Care Trusts.  Centre for Public Health Liverpool John Moores University

    Stredder K, Sumnall H, Lyons M.  (2009)  Behaviour change training delivered across Cheshire and Merseyside; a report mapping programmes and exploring processes.  Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health (ChaMPs) Network and Centre for Public Health Liverpool John Moores University

    Stredder K, Sumnall H, Lyons M.  (2009)  Top tips for commissioners and providers of behaviour change training delivered across Cheshire and Merseyside.  Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health (ChaMPs) Network and Centre for Public Health Liverpool John Moores University

    Lyons M, Sumnall H (2009)  Public health and sustainable composting. Sustainability and Health Fact Sheet issue 3. Centre for Public Health Liverpool John Moores University

    Luria P, Lyons M (2009)  Public health aspects of sustainable buildings. Sustainability and Health Fact Sheet issue 2. Centre for Public Health Liverpool John Moores University

    Luria P. Lyons M, Perkins C. (2009)  Health risk perception and environmental problems: findings from ten case studies in the north west of England. NW Health Protection Agency & Centre for Public Health Liverpool John Moores University

    Luria P, Lyons M (2009)  Health and sustainable waste management in relation to mechanical biological treatment (MBT). Sustainability and Health Fact Sheet issue 1. Centre for Public Health Liverpool John Moores University

    Selected publications

    Osborn K, Lyons M.  (2010) Is bottled water really unsafe for making up infant formula?  Community Practitioner Vol 83, No 3 pp31-34(4)

    Stewart A, Luria P, Reid J, Lyons M. Jarvis R.  (2009). Real or Illusory? A study on the public perception of environmental health risks in the North West of England. International Journal of Environmental Research in Medecine and Public Health, no 6. ISSN 1660-4601

    Luria P, Lyons M. (2009). Environmental Health and Risk Perception in Practice: A Review of Case Studies.Epidemology, Vol 20, Issue 6, p. S38. ISSN 1044-3983

    Lyons M, Ashton JR (2004)  Contraception, Fertility and Abortion Services. Chapter 19 in Stevens A, Raftery J, Mant J, Simpson S. (Eds) Health Care Needs Assessment: The epidemiologically based needs assessment reviews.  First Series, Second Edition, Volume 2.  Radcliffe – Oxford Medical Press. 

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