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I am a qualitative researcher and sociologist of health and illness with an interest in the ways in which evidence based treatments and management strategies are used - or not - in patients' everyday lives. My work aims to promote good communication and to enable health professionals in supporting patients more effectively. Projects with other members of the PenCLAHRC Third Gap team include a study of doctors’ understandings of individualised treatments, a concept mapping of terms associated with individualisation, and a study with members of PenPIG about patient involvement in the licensing of new drugs. I lead the Patient and Public Involvement team. I am Principal Investigator for the Diabetes Intervention Agenda Trial (DIAT), which is investigating a question proposed by a patient and also by a Diabetes Specialist Nurse.
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University of Exeter
Areas of expertise
Qualitative Research, Sociology of Health and Illness, Synthesis of Qualitative Research
15 November 2017
Health provision is moving away from disease-based models to person
centred delivery. This study addresses...
10 November 2017
The National Health Service (NHS) needs healthy, motivated doctors
to provide high quality care for...
06 November 2017
A family whose mother could not speak or hear has praised a project
Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Realist review of interventions to tackle healthcare professionals’
mental ill health and its impacts on...
Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
This evaluation (EmMA) provides an independent and qualitative
review of the first iteration of the...