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Staff Profile

Dr Noreen Orr

Research Fellow

Kath Maguire

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. 

Upcoming Events

Jun
04

Searching and Review Clinic

South Cloisters 2.35, St Luke's 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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Jun
13

Searching and Review Clinic

South Cloisters 2.35, St Luke's 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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News

Publication of findings from the National Survey of Local NHS Innovation and Research Needs

20 May 2019

The AHSN Network, NHS England and the NIHR commissioned ComRes to conduct a survey that...
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‘Robopets’ may be beneficial for care home residents

15 May 2019

Robotic pets that respond to human interaction can benefit the health and wellbeing of older...
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2019 PhD Studentships Announced

10 May 2019

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Allied Health Research and Care...
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News

Research Projects

Social Prescribing - Understanding what works in, and supporting provision of, nature - based therapeutic interventions for people with an identifiable mental illness

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments

We have been awarded funding from DEFRA to identify what works in the use of...
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Social Prescribing - Cornwall and Plymouth Researcher in Residence

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments

Evaluation work by a Researcher in Residence to assess implementation, reach, scope and acceptability of...
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Research Projects