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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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Prisoner mental health collaboration receives extension and funding boost

23 June 2017

A national collaboration supported by PenCLAHRC, investigating ways to support prisoners with mental health problems both...
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Starting school young can put child wellbeing at risk

22 June 2017

New research, supported by PenCLAHRC, has shown that the youngest pupils in each school year...
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Carers speak about helping to shape research and education

16 June 2017

Carers have spoken about the value of sharing their experiences with students and researchers at...
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Public involvement in suicide prevention

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

A research programme examining a public health intervention designed to help members of the public...
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PenCHORD: Modelling the optimal size of Derriford Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

Providing modelling evidence of the optimal size for an expanded Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU) at...
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