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I conduct research within two main areas of focus which overlap. One area examines the wellbeign of students, healthcare professionals and academic staff. Wellbeing is defined broadly and includes research covering the intersection of wellbeing with retention in a programme of study, the workforce, and career pathways and opportunities.

The second area of research focuses on clinical communication pratcice and training. Particular areas of interest include clincial communication around weight management, and specific approaches to enhancing clinical empathy. This latter area covers empathy between health professional and patient but also inter-professionally.

My approach to research is pragmatic meaning I apply approaches and theoretical models or frameworks that suit the research question posed. The methods I utilise to collect data vary including routinely collected educational data, survey methodology, coding of video recorded behaviour, focus groups and interviews. Analysis methods employed therefore also vary but include both qualitative and quantative approaches, and secondary analysis. 


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