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Dr Jaimie Ellis BA (Hons), MA, PhD

Research Fellow and ESRC Business and Commercialisation Fellow

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Jaimie is a medical sociologist with an interest in the role of social networks and communities in personal health and wellbeing.

Community connections and personal relationships are important in personal management of heallth and well being

Her research examines the relationship between social networks, community resources and loneliness and social isolation. The PALS study (Project About Loneliness and Social Networks) aims to understand how social networks might reduce social isolation and loneliness. PALS is a community-based trial. Jaimie is leading the sub-study that is examining the role and capacity of community and voluntary organisations in delivering public health interventions.

Jaimie has previously researched the process of implementation in community and voluntary settings, the role of social networks in decision making about antibiotic use and the role of social networks in self-management support. Jaimie also has experience in research with children and young people.

Research interests

  • The role of personal social networks and communities in supporting health and wellbeing.
  • The implementation of self-management support interventions in community and voluntary sector.
  • Pursuing theoretically informed qualitative research with particular interest ethnography.

Ongoing: The Project About Loneliness and Social Networks (PALS) NIHR Public Health funded project.

Completed: An ethnographic study of the implementation of a social network intervention to support self-management. NIHR Wessex CLAHRC.

Completed: A social network approach to studying pathways of effective self-management for delayed prescribing and reducing antibiotic use. NIHR Wessex CLAHRC.

Completed: Self Management VOICED (Valued Outcomes of Importance: ConsEnsus and Disparity)- The Health Foundation funded project

Research group

Social Network Health and Wellbeing

Research theme

Health Work

Research project(s)

The Project About Loneliness and Social networks (PALS) study

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Working Paper

Thesis title: Methodological Challenges of Researching the Social Worlds of Children on the Autism Spectrum
Supervised by: Prof. Graham Crow and Dr Rose Wiles
Funded by: the Economic and Social Research Council, at the National Centre for Research Methods, 2009-2012

Dr Jaimie Ellis
Health Sciences Student Office University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

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