Tamira Rolls

Public engagement and prioritisation of health care interventions; in particular public attitudes towards prevention programmes.

Tamira Rolls

The main aims of the research will be to gain a greater understanding of public attitudes towards health service priority setting in respect of preventative programmes. By undertaking qualitative research and using various public engagement methods, I hope to gain a better understanding of what people value in terms of prevention programmes, and how this influences support for investment in prevention programmes.

Supervisors: Professor Iestyn Williams and Professor Martin Powell


Tami spent over 25 years working as a senior finance professional in a range of UK and overseas public sector health organisations. In 2018, she decided on a career change and undertook a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) at the university of Manchester. She now works as an occasional public health lecturer and full-time contracts manager at the University of South Wales.


  • Masters of Public Health (MPH), University of Manchester. Awarded 2020
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management, Bradford University. Awarded 2016
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Professional Level, Awarded 1996
  • BSc Biochemistry, Cardiff University. Awarded 1990

Research Interests

  • Healthcare finance / priority setting
  • Public Health
  • Health Economics
  • Public Engagement
  • Health Services Management

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
  • Faculty of Public Health (student)

Contact details

Email: Tlr197@student.bham.ac.uk