Alice Dunning

Research Fellow

Twitter: @aliceedunning1


Alice is a research Fellow working on the Redeploy project ( within the Bradford Institute for Health Research. Redeploy is an 18 month programme of research funded by the NIHR Health Service and Delivery Research as part of the Covid Recovery Programme. It aims to understand the impact of redeployment during Covid-19 on nurse well-being, engagement and retention, with a view to informing policy and practice around future redeployment.

Alice graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 2017. During her degree she undertook a placement with the YQSR Group as an honorary research assistant, during this time she developed an interest in patient safety. She is currently finishing her PhD which is funded by NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber and the University of Leeds. Alice’s PhD used mixed methods to  establish the feasibility and effectiveness of using a self-affirmation intervention with nursing staff to help improve levels of wellbeing and patient safety. Alice worked as a Research Associate for the Institute of Applied Health Research at the University of Birmingham on a project looking at working cultures, mental health and suicide among junior doctors.

Research interests

Alice is a mixed methods researcher. Alice is particularly interested in the wellbeing of healthcare professionals, including the contributing factors, implications of poorer wellbeing i.e. patient safety, and the best methods to support wellbeing.


Recent Publications

Johnson, J., Johnson, O., Heyhoe, J., Fielder, C., & Dunning, A. (2018). Parent experiences and preferences when dysemlia is identified during the prenatal and perinatal periods: A qualitative study into family nursing care for rare diseases. Journal of Family Nursing, 24, 271-293. doi: 10.1177/1074840718772808