• IV2 3JH

    United Kingdom

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1995 …2022

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Research Expertise

I'm a sociologist and applied health researcher, with expertise in qualitative research methods and service evaluation. I'm interested in:

  • people's experiences of living with health conditions and how these can inform service improvement
  • patients' and informal carers' access to and use of health and social care services
  • design and delivery of health and social care in hospitals and community settings
  • translation of research evidence into practice
  • understanding variation in experiences of health and illness and the responsiveness of health and social care systems to individual and collective needs using complexity theory
  • understanding the ways in which health and wellbeing is shaped by human relations with nature, place and technologies using concepts and theories from medical sociology and health geography (eg socio-material theories, actor-network theory, therapeutic landscapes).

I am currently exploring all the above interests in relation to communities and services in rural and remote settings, where the relations between people, systems, place, landscape, infrastructure and technology all play a critical part in promoting the health and wellbeing of the population.

I also have a long-standing special interest in the secondary analysis of qualitative data. This includes the re-use of data that has been formally archived, informally shared or self-collected. I have published extensively on the topic, including secondary studies using each of these sources.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • HM Sociology
  • medical sociology
  • R Medicine (General)
  • patient experiences
  • HT Communities. Classes. Races
  • rural communities


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