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Dr Rhiannon Barker

PhD

Research Fellow

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
07941 262800

Rhiannon has a background in health-related social research, working across the statutory and third sector.  Following an MSc in Human Nutrition she worked in Africa evaluating food aid distributions and then managed an oral history project across the Sahel. Transferring to the UK she became a research manager for The Health Education Authority and then a freelance research consultant for clients including the DH and UNESCO.

For a number of years she was Head of Development for the Point of Care Foundation where she worked to improve staff support and patient NHS Trusts and educational settings.

In 2020 she completed a PhD at the Centre for Health Searvices Research, Kent,  exploring how national policy for end of life careimpacts on patient experience. Following that she took a post as Research Fellow at LSHTM working on a project looking at the links between school culture and student mental health. She now has an NIHR funded fellowship and is conducting qualitative research with young people exploring connections between mental health, school exclusion and gang membership. She has a particular committment to trying to strengthen the links between research, policy and practice.

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Health Services Research and Policy

Teaching

At LSHTM Rhiannon has supported with teaching on the Reviewing  Literature Module and Principles and Practice of Public Health.

Research

Rhiannon has a broad range of research interests including end of life care, inequalities, mental health and young people, school culture, patient and staff experience, and evaluations of health interventions. She is currently working on an NIHR funded mental health fellowship.


Selected Publications

Barker R, Hartwell G, Bonell C., (2021). Research priorities for mental health in schools in the wake of COVID-19. J Epidemiol Community Health Published Online First: 29 November 2021. doi: 10.1136/jech-2021-217902

Barker, R., Wilson, P. and Butler, C., (2020). Does national policy in England help deliver better and more consistent care for those at the end of life? Journal of Health Services Research & Policy

Barker, R., Wilson, P. and Butler, C., (2018). How does end of life care and the views of stakeholders fit with the ambitions of national policy? Poster presentation: Hospice UK conference.
https://spcare.bmj.com/content/8/Suppl_2/A89.1.abstract

Barker,R. Ford, K (2018) The Case for Employee Engagement in the NHS. Point of Care Foundation. https://www.pointofcarefoundation.org.uk/evidence/the-case-for-employee…

Farr,M. Barker, R (2017) Can Staff Be Supported to Deliver Compassionate Care Through
Implementing Schwartz Rounds in Community and Mental Health Services? Vol. 27(11) 1652–
1663 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1049732317702101

Barker, R, Cornwell, J. and Gishen, F., (2016). Introducing compassion into the education of health care professionals; can Schwartz Rounds help? Journal of Compassionate Health Care, 3(1), p.1.
https://jcompassionatehc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40639-016-…

Barker,R. Flanagan, E (2016) Schwartz Rounds: What are they and how do they support all staff groups working in healthcare. In: Interprofessional Staff Supervision. In Adult Health and Social Care. Bostock, L (Ed)

Barker.R (2009) A toolkit for monitoring and evaluation of community based projects UNESCO http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0018/001862/186231e.pdf

Barker.R (1993)"Family Planning and Sexual Health" British Journal of Sexual Health Medicine

Barker.R, Cook, B (1992) "Diet Overweight and Obesity" Health Education Journal. 51/3.

Cross.N and Barker.R (Eds) (1991) "On the Deserts Edge" Panos Institute
http://www.panosnetwork.org/attachments/article/128/desertsedge_preface…

Research Area
Ageing
Complex interventions
Health policy
Health promotion
Public health
Research : policy relationship
Social and structural determinants of health
Adolescent health
Evaluation
Food
Mixed methods
Qualitative methods
Schools
Discipline
Development studies
Nutrition
Policy analysis
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Mental health
Obesity
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Schwartz Rounds: What are they and how do they support all staff groups working in healthcare?
Barker R; Flannagan E
2021
Interprofessional Staff Supervision in Adult Health and Social Care Services
Research priorities for mental health in schools in the wake of COVID-19.
Barker R; Hartwell G; Bonell C; Egan M; Lock K; Viner RM
2021
JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
Does national policy in England help deliver better and more consistent care for those at the end of life?
Barker R; Wilson P; Butler C
2020
Journal of Health Services Research & Policy
What does staff engagement mean in the NHS and why is it important?
Barker R; Ford K; Cornwell J
2018
BMJ: British Medical Journal
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