I have considerable experience in qualitative research and a growing involvement in mixed methods studies. I have worked in range of fields including public policy, public health, health and social care policy and governance. Over my career I have worked in a number of academic and research institutions in the UK and have worked with colleagues from a range of disciplines, interests and backgrounds. I enjoy collaborating with people both inside and outside of academia.
- Research interest include: integrated care, multiple long term health conditions, homelessness and health, health inequalities (including wider determinants of health), the impact of devolution on health and social policy and health governance (including the spatial configuration and scaling of governance).
I am currently working on the NIHR funded study: The Development and Validation of Population Clusters for Integrating Health and Social Care study, led by Dr Hajira Dambha-Miller at University of Southampton and Professor Andrew Farmer at University of Oxford. This programme of work is using machine learning to identify clusters of diseases on the basis of social factors, such as mobility and finances, as well as health and biological markers. This information will be used to understand the health and social care needs of people within each cluster over time and develop tailored treatment approaches that join up health and social care.
I am a qualitative and mixed methods researcher with nearly 30 years of experience.