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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
18 September 2019
New research has shown how parental engagement has a positive
effect on a child’s academic...
28 August 2019
Dr Barbara Vann has been appointed chair of the NIHR Applied
Research Collaboration (ARC) South...
15 August 2019
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Research
Fellow with expertise in qualitative...
Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
We have been awarded funding from the National Institute for Health
Research (NIHR) to develop...
This study aims to develop a tool for doctors to help them review