I am a Research Fellow and joined the YQ&SR team in 2017 to work on the NIHR programme ‘PACT’ – Partners At Care Transitions. This research is aimed at improving the safety and experience of care for older patients and their carers as they move from hospital to home.
I have an Occupational Therapy background, and have worked at the Bradford Institute for Health Research since 2009, at the Academic Unit of Elderly Care & Rehabilitation. During that time I have been involved in projects including: Person-centred care for people with dementia on acute hospital wards; Care and unmet needs in the longer term after stroke; Models of community hospitals. My experience includes: complex mixed methods research in hospital settings; working with older people including those who may have cognitive impairment; qualitative methods including observation and interview. I completed an MSc Health Research in 2012, including a qualitative investigation of self-reported low-level unmet need after stroke. My research interests include: health services improvement; person-centred care; elderly care.