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Academic Background

Dr Marcus Redley has joined the University of East Anglia, School of Health Sciences as Senior Research Associate in Qualitative Methods to work with Prof. Fiona Poland on the NIHR Applied Programme Achieving Quality and Effectiveness in Dementia care Using Crisis Teams (AQUEDUCT). His specialist knowledge in qualitative methods includes conversational and discourse analysis, institutional ethnography, as well as more pragmatic approaches taking the responses of interviewees are taken at face value and ethnographic observational approaches.
His health services research experience has been gained particularly in investigating the ill health and health inequalities experienced by men and women with intellectual disabilities. Specific topics have included epilepsy management, assisted eating and drinking, and access to secondary healthcare. He has also investigated the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act, suicidal behaviour, and decision-making in couple households. His diverse range of projects is underpinned by his expertise in the “craft skills” of research: project management, working with and learning from stakeholders, linking research questions to appropriate methods, relating research findings to policy and practice, and the proficient management of time and money. As a Principal Investigator, he has gained research funds from the NIHR and the MRC, and noted peer-reviewed research papers (see He has supervised PhD students and mentored junior research colleagues to successfully transition from research students to expert multidisciplinary research team members. He will be building on this expertise in his AQUEDUCT role.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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