Sarah’s PhD is investigating quality of life for people with dementia in a care home setting, by comparing and exploring the perspectives of paid staff, family relatives and people with dementia.
Ann Marie is a PhD student working on a project funded examining the psychological adjustment of children and adolescents living with long-term health conditions.
Dr Jess Deighton is Lecturer in School-Based Mental Health Research, Evaluation, and Evidence-Based Research at UCL and Head of Resilience Research and Evaluation at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.
Her research has three core components: 1) the measurement of mental health well-being – in particular developing and validating tools for measurement of mental health in children; 2) the evaluation of interventions and multifaceted programmes to support mental health and well-being in children, primarily in educational settings; 3) the interplay between mental health, physical health and educational outcomes.
She leads the national evaluation of BIG Lottery’s HeadStart programme and is also a senior researcher for the North Thames CLAHRC and the Department of Health Child Policy Research Unit. Her recent work also includes the development of guidance materials for schools and colleges around the measurement of mental health and well-being, and the development and evaluation of schools based resources to improve mental Health.
Dr Black is a qualitative health services researcher with some particular methodological research interests:
-effective use of new and developed qualitative data collection and analysis methods
-use of theory in applied health qualitative research
-data synthesis and metasynthesis
-interview quality and design
Mei is a Medical Statistician working on a secondment from Legal and General. Mei is providing her expertise as part of a project investigating Socioeconomic inequalities in health expectancy with and without multimorbidity
Dr Connell’s project is concerned with Using Big Data to predict Acute Kidney Injury among hospital inpatients
Esther’s PhD is focusing how to use Patient Reported Outcomes in evaluating acute and emergency care.
Ryan is a Health Foundation Improvement Science PhD Student working under the primary supervision of Prof. Martin Utley. Ryan’s project has the working title “Operational Research towards outcome driven community health services” and will involve working alongside the North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) within the context of their community healthcare services.
Jenny’s project The Economics of Multi-Sectoral Working aims to provide an analysis of the economics of multi-sectoral working, reviewing evaluation methodologies and financial mechanisms that incentivise organisations to take a whole system perspective to achieve system wide quality and cost improvement.