Research Associate, Healthy and Sustainable Settings Unit, University of Central Lancashire. Dr Alan Farrier is a qualitative researcher who has worked on a variety of health and wellbeing research projects in public health settings, with a diverse range of participants including: prisoners and prison staff, young offenders, people with mental health issues, refugees and asylum seekers and other socially excluded and marginalised groups. He is interested in a range of psychosocial research methods, including narrative-based interviewing and analysis. His current work includes developing a strategic framework for maximizing the potential for collaboration between the voluntary, community and faith sector and public sector and an evaluation of the UK Healthy Universities Network.