• IV2 3JH

    United Kingdom

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1995 …2021

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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.  


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


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