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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

Apr
23

LKD Seminar: The art of...

Room 3.06, South Cloisters, St Luke’s Campus, Exeter and video-conferenced to F083 KSpa, Truro and MR10 JBB, Plymouth

Learning, Knowing, Doing Series Seminar Speaker:  Dr Roman Kislov, Senior Research Fellow in the University of...
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Apr
24

Searching and Review Clinic

Room 2.35, 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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Calendar

News

Improving health care pathways for patients with chronic conditions

05 April 2018

PenCLAHRC Senior Research Fellow, Dr Helen Lloyd, has spoken to the BBC about the impacts...
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Partner in Focus - Devon Partnership NHS Trust

29 March 2018

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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Does brain function really decline after hip and knee surgery?

28 March 2018

A new study due to launch in the South West aims to explore if brain...
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News

Research Projects

How can schools best support parents' engagement in their children's learning?

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

This project aims to address how schools can best engage parents in their children’s learning....
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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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Research Projects