Dr Alison Wheatley
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5147
- Personal Website: http://twitter.com/AlisonLWheatley
- Address: Institute of Health & Society,
Newcastle Biomedical Research Building,
Campus for Ageing and Vitality,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
I am a social researcher with a background in medical sociology and a particular interest in health technologies. I am currently a member of the Ageing team working on projects relating to dementia. My previous work has mainly been in the area of tissue donation.
PhD Science and Technology Studies, The University of Edinburgh, 2016
MA Social Research (with Distinction), The University of Warwick, 2011
BA (hons) Sociology with a Specialism in Research Methods, The University of Warwick, 2010
British Sociological Association (North East MedSoc Group, steering committee)
Feminist and Women's Studies Association (executive committee)
Association for Studies in Innovation Science and Technology
The overall aim of this study is to assess through a series of work packages whether it is possible to design a complex intervention to improve the outcome of fall-related injuries in people with dementia living in their own homes.
My role on DIFRID involves:
- Organising and conducting qualitative research (observation, interviews, and focus groups) with people with dementia, their families, and healthcare professionals
- Contributing to progress reports, articles, and presentations for diverse audiences, including working with PPI representatives to create plain language versions of publications
- Conducting a realist synthesis which directly informed the development of the final DIFRID intervention
- Collecting data to evaluate the implementation of the feasibility study
This study aims to improve dementia care through primary-care led support following diagnosis.
- Wheatley A. Danish sperm invasions. 2018. Newcastle upon Tyne: The Stand, 10:04.
- Wheatley A. Thicker than water? Sperm donors and the question of relatedness. 2018. Available at: https://discoversociety.org/2018/03/06/thicker-than-water-sperm-donors-and-the-question-of-relatedness/.
- Wheatley A. Danish sperm donors and the ethics of donation and selection. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 2017, Epub ahead of print.
- Wheatley A, Bamford C, Boyles M, Shaw C, Allan LM. Mapping existing care pathways for people with dementia with fall-related injuries. In: Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC). 2017, London: Elsevier.
- Wheatley A. 'We're not related in any way, only by blood': Danish sperm donors and (imagined) relationships. Families, Relationships and Societies 2017, (ePub ahead of print).