About us

The Dipex Charity specialises in communicating health and social care research by developing websites, video and audio, providing technical support and more.

Our founders Dr Ann McPherson and Dr Andrew Herxheimer were inspired by their own experiences to develop a website to share reliable health information based on real experiences. An academic research group was established at Oxford University to develop the information and the Dipex Charity was set up to run the website. The site later became Healthtalkonline and is now called healthtalk.org, an award-winning website that was visited 7 million times last year.

In recent years we have expanded our focus by lending our skills and experience to numerous other research projects. See some examples of our other work or get in touch to discuss how we can help with your research impact.

Find out more in our latest Annual report.

Our aims

To support and prepare people, in the UK and across the world, dealing with major life events (changes in health, personal lives, social care requirements etc) by providing evidence-based information about other people’s experiences of those same issues to the public and professionals who support them.