My research interests lie broadly within the field of health, care and well being. As such, I have specific interest in holistic care, family carers, terminal illness, palliative care and bereavement. My PhD research synthesised these interests through investigating the use of digital legacies (video recordings) with people affected by motor neurone disease.
As a qualitative researcher, I have worked on a variety of projects such as developing tools for patients and carers living with motor neurone disease, exploring primary school teachers experiences of food poverty, medical education, social worker mental health, and also service evaluations.
Being a Fellow of the HEA, I have lectured on a variety of health and social care modules, and also led modules focussed upon qualitative research methods.
I am now working as a research associate at WCCEH on two projects.
The first is in collaboration with We Hear You and is investigating the experiences of how cancer affects couples, and importantly, the impact of counselling as a means of psychosocial support for adult relationships. The Lockdown Blues is the second project which is centered upon developing an online scrapbook of people’s experiences of loneliness and isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic.