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Staff Profile

Dr Kerryn Husk

Senior Research Fellow

Kath Maguire

My interests are largely based around health inequalities, complex public health interventions and research methodology. My previous research includes a systematic review examining the evidence for the health impacts of environmental enhancement activities, assessments of the health implications of various environmental indicators through secondary data linkage and analyses of small ethnic groups in the Census. Methodologically, I am interested in the epistemology and application of both qualitative and quantitative methods in the social sciences. Other recent work has examined the possibility and desirability of ethnicity measurement in social surveys, and the emergent complex narratives uncovered by using rigorous mixed-method approaches.

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Employed by
University of Plymouth

Areas of expertise
Health inequalities, research methodology, systematic review

Projects

A systematic review of physical activity for alcohol and substance use disorders: evidence synthesis with stakeholder engagement to formulate practical recommendations

Paediatric Acute Care Project

Social Prescribing - Cornwall and Plymouth Researcher in Residence

Social Prescribing - Nature on Prescription

Social Prescribing - Effective Mechanisms for Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing - Understanding what works in, and supporting provision of, nature - based therapeutic interventions for people with an identifiable mental illness

Publications

Beyond greenspace: an ecological study of population general health and indicators of natural environment type and quality

Participation in environmental enhancement and conservation activities for health and well-being in adults: a review of quantitative and qualitative evidence

Social prescribing offers huge potential but requires a nuanced evidence base

Prescribing gardening and conservation activities for health and wellbeing in older people

Prescribing gardening and conservation activities for health and wellbeing in older people

Interventions for reducing unplanned paediatric admissions: an observational study in one hospital

Social prescribing: where is the evidence?

Social prescribing: where is the evidence?

Understanding how environmental enhancement and conservation activities may benefit health and wellbeing: a systematic review

Supplementary search methods were more effective and offered better value than bibliographic database searching: a case study from public health and environmental enhancement

Exploring the relationship between childhood obesity and proximity to the coast: A rural/urban perspective

The proportion of the population of England that self-identifies as lesbian, gay or bisexual: producing modelled estimates based on national social surveys

Physical activity and the prevention, reduction, and treatment of alcohol and/or substance use across the lifespan (The PHASE review): protocol for a systematic review

Paediatricians: Are they just little adults?

Upcoming Events

Apr
25

Search Advice Clinic for Systematic...

ITTC Building, Plymouth (Cafe area: please go to Reception on arrival where a member of the team will meet you)

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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May
08

Qualitative Research Advice Clinic for...

South Cloisters Room SC2.17, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

Whether you are a postgraduate student, academic or researcher you can book an appointment to speak...
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Calendar

News

Exeter clinicians and researchers help shape proposals to improve stroke services in Northern Ireland

08 April 2019

Pioneering work by Professor Martin James, a senior NHS clinician for stroke services in Exeter...
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Successful home-based heart rehabilitation programme rolled out

08 April 2019

A new rehabilitation programme, which helps heart failure patients achieve better quality of life from...
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STARS launches second phase of Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Programme

04 April 2019

The first phase of The Supporting Teachers And childRen in Schools (STARS) programme, a randomised...
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News

Research Projects

Social Prescribing - Understanding what works in, and supporting provision of, nature - based therapeutic interventions for people with an identifiable mental illness

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments

We have been awarded funding from DEFRA to identify what works in the use of...
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Social Prescribing - Cornwall and Plymouth Researcher in Residence

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments

Evaluation work by a Researcher in Residence to assess implementation, reach, scope and acceptability of...
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Research Projects