Dr Claire Dickinson
Research Associate

  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7445
  • Fax: +44 (0) 191 208 7445
  • Personal Website: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ihs/research/project/2942
  • Address: Institute of Health and Society
    Baddiley-Clark Building
    Newcastle University
    Richardson Road
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    NE2 4AX


 I am a chartered psychologist and qualified social worker.  


  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • MA Applied Social Studies
  • DipSW (postgraduate Diploma in Social Work)
  • PhD 'Interprofessional Education in Community Mental Health: Developing Attitudes and Changing Skills' 
  • CPsychol


British Psychological Society 

British Society of Gerontology 


Research Interests

My general research interest lies in applied health services research.  My research focus is on ageing and dementia.  I am also interested in advance care planning, chronic illness, health and social care professionals' education, the social psychology of groups and interprofessional education.    

Postgraduate Supervision

I have successfully supervised two PhD students to completion.

Previous Supervision 
  • 2009 Yadolah Zarezadeh, PhD, ‘The teaching and learning of reflective practice in medicine, nursing and physiotherapy: A grounded theory study. 
  • 2012 Deborah Harrison, PhD, 'Redefining the role of 'non-professionally affiliated' workers in community mental health care: A qualitative exploration of co-worker and client relationships'  
Current Doctoral Supervision
  • Deepta Churm, IHS, Newcastle University

Esteem Indicators

Reviewer for:

  • Health and Social Care in the Community
  • Medical Teacher
  • Journal of Interprofessional Care
  • Journal of Mental Health Education, Training and Practice




Undergraduate Teaching

Medicine in the Community (Social Science)