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I joined Newcastle University in August 2017 as part of the transfer from Durham University. I am working as a Research Associate on the Department of Health funded Research Programme ‘Improving choices for care: a strategic research initiative on implementation of the Care Act 2014’. For this project I will be evaluating how national support programmes impact on local implementation of the Care Act 2014 and identifying elements that supported successful implementation.
In addition, I am also currently completing a PhD, applying a realist approach to explore complex relationships between the different aspects of the criminal justice system and health system through the introduction of speech, language and communication initiatives within a youth offending setting.
Prior to working at the university, I spent almost 10 years working within Local Authorities commissioning health and social care related services.
BA(Hons) Business Studies Joint Sports Studies, 2003, University of Winchester
MSc Social Science and Health Research, 2010, Newcastle University