Dr Magdalena Skrybant BA, MA, PhD

Dr Magdalena Skrybant

Institute of Applied Health Research
Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Lead

Contact details

Room 124, Murray Learning Centre
Institute of Applied Health Research
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Magdalena Skrybant is Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Lead for NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West Midlands (ARC WM).  Magdalena’s role ensures that there is meaningful involvement with patients and the public in applied health research.


  • PhD in Polish History 2008
  • MA in European Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 2002
  • BA (Hons) Russian with Polish, University of Sheffield, 2001


Magdalena is Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) Lead for NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West Midlands (ARC) , which brings together academics, the,service and patients and the public to improve health outcomes for patients.

Leading on the operations of Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement, Magdalena ensures that the patient and public voice is present at all levels of ARC West Midlands and that patient experiences and understanding of healthcare help ensure researchers ask the right questions, that research design and delivery is effective, and that research findings are communicated to the right audiences in appropriate formats.


Šumilo D, Nirantharakumar K, Willis BH, et al Long-term impact of giving antibiotics before skin incision versus after cord clamping on children born by caesarean section: protocol for a longitudinal study based on UK electronic health recordsBMJ Open 2019;9:e033013.  doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033013

Kenyon, S, Skrybant, M & Johnston, T 2019, 'Optimising the management of late term pregnancies', BMJ, vol. 364, l681. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l681

Kenyon Sara, Middleton Lee, Skrybant Magdalena, Johnston Tracey. When to induce late term pregnancies BMJ 2019; 367 :l6486  doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6486 

Turner, G, Aiyegbusi, OL, Price, G, Skrybant, M & Calvert, M 2019, 'Moving beyond project specific patient and public involvement in research', Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. https://research.birmingham.ac.uk/portal/files/84220273/PPI_organisational_approach_manuscript_Clean_revision.pdf

Derek Kyte, Paul Cockwell, Mauro Lencioni, Magdalena Skrybant, Maria von Hildebrand, Gary Price, Katie Squire, Shena Webb, Olivia Brookes,Hilary Fanning, Tim Jones, Melanie Calvert. Reflections on the national patient-reported
outcome measures (PROMs) programme: Where do we go from here? Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine; 2016, Vol. 109(12) 441–445.

Victoria R Firmstone, Karen M Elley, Magdalena T Skrybant, Anne Fry-Smith, Sue Bayliss, Carole J Torgerson, Systematic review of the effectiveness of continuing dental professional development on learning, behavior, or patient outcomes. J Dent Educ 2013 Mar;77(3):300-15