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Dan Marshall

PhD Student

Kath Maguire

I started my PenCLAHRC funded PhD in January 2015. The PhD title is “An exploration of person-centred care in a community weight management centre". The aims of this project are to explore person-centred care in the context of a community weight management clinic and use a rich narrative data set that acknowledges and identifies the complex origins of obesity to tailor individualised care. The PhD will also explore and evaluate how person-centred models of care could maximise engagement, retention in and outcomes from weight management interventions in a sustainable effective long-term approach to obesity-related ill health.

The project will use a mixed-methods approach including fieldwork, narrative interviews with patients, self-report questionnaires, and semi-structured interviews. I have an academic background in psychology, which includes an undergraduate degree in psychology and an MSc in social and organisational psychology. My prior experience includes working in primary care as a mental health worker for four years and as a social care assistant with people with learning disabilities for two years. I have also worked as a research assistant for four years on a number of projects.

To find out more, please visit the PhD project page.


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01752 764478 or 07896 439393

Employed by
University of Plymouth

Areas of expertise
Primary care mental health, person-centred care, weight management




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