RN RM BA(Hons) PGCE MSc Public Health
15-17 Tavistock Place
I have a background in clinical healthcare, health policy, education and workforce development. I am currently working as a researcher within the School's Policy Innovation Research Unit where I have been able to employ my experience in qualitative methods within a number of mixed methods evaluative projects.
Alongside my role as tutor and project supervisor to students undertaking the MSc Public Health Course, I have also co-organised and led seminars for the Principles of Social Research Module. I am tutor group representative for the course and advisor for the MSc Public Health half time students.
My research in the School has largely involved investigating the implementation of health and social care policies in practice, largely relating to choice, both from the perspecitive of the user to those working in the health and social care system.
I am currently involved in a large mixed method national study to evaluate the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act in England, leading on a case study to investigate the implementation of the act within healthcare trusts using normalisation process theory. I am also contributing to a mixed method study looking at food provision in early years settings in England, where my focus has been parental understanding and experience.
Prior to this I led the qualitative arm of a national evaluation of heatwave planning in England
Recent work involved investigating how personalisation, choice and control are conceptualised and enacted within the care home system; the implementation of policy pilots in local authorities; competition and co-operation in commisisoning healthcare; and the public's voice in commissioning healthcare decisions.