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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

Effective mechanisms for social prescribing

Paediatric Acute Care Project

Nature on prescription

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

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

Oct
30

Searching and Review Clinic

Room 1.47, South Cloisters, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Nov
06

PPI Advice Clinics

Exeter (South Cloisters, St Luke’s)

Do you need to involve service users in your work? Whatever your query, from finding out...
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Calendar

News

Research shows weight loss can be boosted fivefold thanks to novel mental imagery technique

24 September 2018

Overweight people who used a new motivational intervention called Functional Imagery Training (FIT) lost an...
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PenCHORD teach at international summer school focused on economic modelling in healthcare

20 September 2018

This August saw the first International Summer School Riga (ISSR), which was hosted and organised...
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Stroke doubles dementia risk, concludes large-scale study

31 August 2018

People who have had a stroke are around twice as likely to develop dementia, according...
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News

Research Projects

D-PACT: Dementia - Person Aligned Care Team

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

The Dementia – PACT (D-PACT) programme is a five-year project, funded by a National Institute...
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PenCHORD - Optimising the location of urgent care sites in Cornwall

Theme: PenCHORD

This project aimed to assess the optimal number and location of sites for patients to...
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Research Projects