Lida joined the Applied Research Collaboration – East of England (ARC EoE) team and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) in October 2020. She is a Researcher in Residence and her work focuses on evaluating the re-design of adult mental health services. Her research interests are in the field of health services research, and specifically in the development of patient-centred service systems, service transformation and social prescribing. Prior to this post, Lida worked as a Research Assistant at the Anna Freud Centre and participated in the evaluation of children and young people’s mental health services. Lida completed her PhD at Anglia Ruskin University (UK) studying the potential of absorptive capacity, and organisational learning constructs, for public mental healthcare. Before starting her PhD, Lida worked in the Netherlands and Greece in public and non-profit organisations. She holds a Masters in Creative and Media Enterprises (University of Warwick, UK) and a Bachelors in Sociology (Panteion University, Greece). Lida welcomes knowledge sharing opportunities with researchers, policymakers and practitioners that can enable cross-fertilisation and development of solutions to improve health service provision in the UK and internationally.