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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

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

Sep
11

Searching and Review Clinic

Room 2.17, South Cloisters, St Lukes 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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Sep
27

Searching and Review Clinic

Room N14, ITTC Building, Plymouth

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

News

Job opportunity - PenCLAHRC Research Fellow

02 August 2018

The University of Plymouth Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry are looking to recruit a Research Fellow within...
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Professor Ken Stein appointed Director of the NIHR Systematic Reviews Programme

22 July 2018

PenCLAHRC’s Deputy Director, Professor Ken Stein, has been appointed as Programme Director for the NIHR Systematic Reviews (SR)...
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Celebrating positives in the classroom may improve child behaviour and mental health

18 July 2018

Training teachers to focus their attention on positive conduct, and to avoid jumping to correct...
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News

Research Projects

Improving Continence

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

What is the available evidence for interventions relating to improving continence for children and young...
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UNTEST

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine

How can we help GPs make better use of thyroid function tests?
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Research Projects