PhD, MA, BA
Departmental Lecturer and Senior Researcher
I am a health services researcher with an interest in long-term conditions, delivery of services and patients' experiences of care. I have completed work (reviews, qualitative research and mixed methods studies) on a range of health-related topics, including: understanding compassionate care, living with cystic fibrosis, working with patients who have diabetes, interventions for children with a cleft lip/palate, experiencing anorexia nervosa, managing heart failure, improving hospital discharge, supporting people caring for someone with dementia.
My current research focuses on social prescribing and how it can help to address wider determinants of health. I have conducted projects on the link worker role (who connect people to community assets and services), and on the contribution of the cultural sector to social prescribing.
Understanding and improving older people’s well-being through social prescribing involving the cultural sector: Interviews from a realist evaluation
Gorenberg J. et al, (2023), Journal of Applied Gerontology
Eaton G. et al, (2022), BMJ Open, 12
Sex-Related Differences in Symptoms Among
Patients Presenting with Acute
Stroke: A Systematic Review
TIERNEY S., (2022), EMJ Neurology
Sex-Related Differences in Symptoms Among Patients Presenting with Acute Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Spooner C. et al, (2022), EMJ Neurology
Perspectives of children with physical disabilities, parents and physiotherapists on use of walkers and their potential to increase physical activity. A qualitative exploration
Bradbury M. and TIERNEY S., (2022), Journal of Child Health Care