Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
I am currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Maternal Health and Wellbeing group in the School of Health Sciences. I currently pursuing research interests in how place can affect health and wellbeing, early labour care and systems, human factors and safety in maternity care, and birth environments.
Before joining the department I was a Research Fellow in the Caring for Older People and Stroke Survivors (COPSS) theme of CLAHRC East Midlands based at the University of Nottingham Medical School. My other roles have included: Senior Research Associate at the University of East Anglia working on clinical trials and cohort studies related to rehabilitation and ageing; and Research Associate at the Age Research Centre and Health Design and Technology Institute at Coventry University working in relation to the WHO Age Friendly City initiative and on various EU projects.
My PhD was based in the Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety Unit (HEPSU) of Loughborough University Design School, and was entitled 'Environmental factors associated with falls in hospitalised older people'.
Midwifery and maternal health care; Green space; Ergonomics / Human Factors; Patient Safety; Ageing; Clinical Trials; Built Environment; Age Friendly Communities.
My research interests centre around how the environments we are in (both natural and built) can affect our health, safety, and wellbeing. This includes projects around how being in nature may help… read more
My research interests centre around how the environments we are in (both natural and built) can affect our health, safety, and wellbeing. This includes projects around how being in nature may help promote mental health and wellbeing among young pregnant women, and looking at how the design of birthing rooms may better support women's needs. I am also interested in how human factors methodologies and design thinking may improve the effectiveness and safety of the maternity care system.
My background is in healthcare human factors / ergonomics. I also have interests in general health services and ageing research, particularly in the design of healthcare environments and systems, and patient safety.
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