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Dr. Lisa Jane Gould PGCAP, BSc (Hons), PhD

Senior Research Fellow, Co-director of the Doctoral Training Centre,Module lead for Fundamentals of Complex Care of older people,Visiting Senior Research Fellow

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Dr. Lisa Gould is a Senior Research Fellow within Health Sciences at the University of Southampton. She has developed a broad, translational expertise in health sciences and psychology, working from bench to bedside, and has a keen understanding of the process of medical research at all clinical phases. 

Passionate about promoting translational patient centred research and improving mental health services.

Passionate about promoting translational patient centred research and improving health services for patients with neurodegenerative disease.

Lisa is a member of the aging and research theme, module lead for complex care in older people and co-director of the DTC group. Lisa's specialisms pertain to neurodegenerative disease (dementia), compassionate and person centred care, clinical trials, and mental health. She works on the design and implementation of major programmes of research focused on professional work and organisational change relating to patient care.

Research interests

Other research groups



Co-director of Doctoral Training Centre

Fundamental care theme

Aging and Dementia theme

Higher Education Dementia Network

Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Reflecting a paramount interest in care for patients with dementia and cognitive impairment Lisa’s research focuses on the development and evaluation of interventions that support the delivery of the fundamentals of care, through:

  • Identifying the modifiable factors that promote or inhibit the delivery of fundamentals of care
  • Developing and evaluating interventions aimed at manipulating these factors; including compassionate care and person centred care interventions.

PhD Supervision

Masters Student Sophie Borat

Internal Examiner Sara Yaghmour

Research projects

The implementation and evaluation of a sustainable team-based workplace learning intervention
This project funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing extends the feasibility work undertaken in the NIHR-funded CLECC study.

Improving fundamental care on hospital wards
This NIHR CLAHRC Wessex study aims to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a combined intervention to increase the delivery of patient-centred multiple fundamental care activities, specifically those related to pressure ulcer prevention.

Creating Learning Environments for Compassionate Care (CLECC): a feasibility study
This NIHR funded mixed methods study aims to evaluate the feasibility of an intervention targeted at developing the relational capacity of hospital ward nursing teams.

Previously I worked in the Comparison of Preschool Parenting Interventions for children with ADHD type symptoms (COPPI). This large multi-site clinical research trial assessed the effectiveness of two different parenting programs on early ADHD symptoms. The study was based at Southampton University, and included two other UK sites

Research group

Complex Healthcare Processes

Affiliate research group

Fundamental Care and Safety

Research project(s)

Improving Fundamental Care on Hospital Wards

This is a feasibility study for an intervention aiming to make fundamental care in acute hospitals more person-centred. It pairs the Creating Learning Environments for Compassionate Care (CLECC) intervention with an adapted, co-produced version of the ‘TellUs’ card to support personalisation of fundamental care in hospital.

Lisa is the Study Coordinator and Recruitment Data Contact for the IFCH trial. Responsible for the collection and analysis of mixed methods data and the development of research procedures and the implementation of research trials in acute care settings.

Lisa the Co-Director of the Dementia Doctoral Training Centre.

Reviewer for the International Journal of Older peoples Nursing, and the journal of Behavioural Brain Research.


British Psychological Society

British Neurological Association

  • Co-director of Alzheimer’s Society funded dementia care doctoral training centre
  • MSc Fundamentals of Complex Care in Older People module lead
  • Contributes to “Connecting with Old Age” first year conference
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Personal Academic Tutor to Adult Mental Health Nursing Students


My PhD research (Supervision by Professor William Gray and Dr Edward Redhead) concerned the role of adult hippocampal stem cells in the formation and retention of spatial memories in patients with chronic epilepsy.

Funded by the Epilepsy Research Foundation.


Dr. Lisa Jane Gould
Room 4005, Building 67, Health Sciences, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ

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