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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

Paediatric Acute Care Project

Effective mechanisms for social prescribing

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

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

Feb
27

'Creating Engaging Oral Communications'

Exeter South Cloisters 3.06, Plymouth JBB MR8, Truro KSpa F1.

This seminar aims to explore how to create engaging oral presentations. Jointly delivered by Michelle Ryan from the...
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Mar
06

PPI Advice Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters

Patient and Public Involvement Clinic What? These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC PPI Team manage and respond...
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Calendar

News

Partner In Focus - South West Academic Health Science Network

17 January 2018

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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Members of PenCHORD team makes switch to Open Source working

15 December 2017

Members of PenCLAHRC's operational research team, PenCHORD, have been working towards transferring their work to Free Open Source Software (FOSS). Dr...
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Using Implementation Science to drive health care change: The ASPIC project

14 December 2017

Understanding how to put effective health care into practice is an important part of the...
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News

Research Projects

What are the effects of 'robopets' on the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes? A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

A systematic review that aims to create a state-of-knowledge synthesis on the impact of robopet-human...
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Supporting older people to manage their medicines: a scoping review of medicine self-management tools

Theme: Person-Centred Care

A scoping review that aims to identify what tools or resources are available for older...
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Research Projects