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I am a social scientist with a particular interest in using qualitative research methods and qualitative evidence synthesis to understand ageing and wellbeing. I have experience in undertaking in-depth interviews, life story interviews, focus groups, and in using visual methods in primary research projects.
More recently, I have led on the qualitative evidence synthesis strand of a mixed methods review on a NIHR: RfPB funded project on older people and physical activity. I have also worked on a collaborative project with the Sensory Trust on a qualitative evidence synthesis on older people's sensory experiences of the natural environment. The findings from this review are informing the development of a training toolkit, My Nature, for the residential and nursing care sector. This project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Impact Acceleration Scheme.
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Areas of expertise
Ageing and wellbeing; qualitative research; qualitative evidence synthesis
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...