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Biography

Linda is a Senior Research Associate in the School of Health Sciences, who collaborates on projects across the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is a social scientist predominantly using qualitative methodologies to examine how social structures and systems affect people living with long term conditions and the experiences of informal and formal carers.

Her current projects include the THRIVE study, which investigates the experiences of registered nurses working in care homes during COVID. The project aims to learn how to support resilience and mental welling in this professional group. She is also part of a research group examining how to implement learning and practice from the NIHR The Care Homes Independent Pharmacist Prescribing Study (CHIPPS). Within a multidisciplinary research group she is completing a rapid response study to COVID-19 investigating the physical and psychosocial experiences of people with inflammatory arthritis as they moved through shielding into the current COVID environment.

She is a founding member of the Inclusion Research Theme and since October 2019 she has worked within the Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East of England in the Inclusive Involvement in Research for Practice-led Health and Social Care theme. This enables her to develop her research interest in innovative ways to support people who may feel disenfranchised from research to be more actively involved in all aspects.  

She gained her PhD at UEA and her thesis investigated the roles, obligations and cultural expectations experienced by working age men who were combining paid employment with unpaid informal care.  Prior to working in academia Linda qualified as a general nurse and following a career change, she worked for 12 years in Further Education developing and delivering health and social care training.

Research methods: Qualitative, process evaluation, framework analysis, phenomenological research

Knowledge areas: older people, dementia, inflammatory arthritis, care home research, co-production, volunteering

 

 

Teaching Interests

Associate Tutor  in HSC teaching predominately qualitative research methods

Professional Activities

 

Member of Qualitative Health Research Journal Editorial Board:  October 2000 -

Previous Member of FMH Research Ethics Committee:  January 2015-July 2017

 

Network

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