Ken is a social scientist with a background in quantitative/survey methods. He is actively involved in various interdisciplinary projects. For example, he led a successful programme of COVID-19 research surveys in West Africa, which resulted in output relating to key predictors of vaccine hesitancy in Ghana and Togo.
Ken is currently collaborating with colleagues from the Centre for Population Change (CPC) and the International Blast Injury Research Network (IBRN), leading on a series of health needs surveys exploring key predictors of poor mental health among Ukrainian refugees and internally displaced populations (IDP). He also works with research collaborators in Brazil and Ghana to improve the usability of digital and telehealth systems among healthcare professionals.
Ken has a particular interest in advanced quantitative methods, for he is continuously designing and seeking out new ways to accurately capture information via surveys.
- Health needs and predictors of poor mental health among Ukrainian internally displaced populations (IDPs) and refugees
- Predictors of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in West Africa and Southeast Asia
- Improving global usability of digital and telehealth systems among healthcare professionals
- Resilience-related individual differences to psychological threats
- Survey design and advanced quanitative methods
Ken completed his Ph.D. in social/personality psychology at the Centre for Research in Self and Identity, University of Southampton, in March 2015. He joined the Clinical Informatics Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine, as a Research Fellow soon after. Ken's Ph.D. research focused on the experience and the functions of nostalgia with regards to individual differences (resilience) in response to psychological threats (loneliness).