My background is in Public Health, Health Promotion and Health Services Research. My research interests include sexual health, digital health interventions at the interface with patients and the public (for health promotion and healthcare delivery), the development and evaluation of complex interventions, and the patient experience of long-term conditions.
I use a wide range of methods and methodological approaches in my research. I enjoy inter-disciplinary and collaborative research, and I'm experienced in co-ordinating multi-institutional research projects.
Current projects include:
Brighton & Hove's Health Counts 2023 Survey
Health Systems Analysis of Barriers and Readiness of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Services in COVID-19 affected areas. I'm a collaborator and researcher on this WHO-funded international study.
Partnerships in the pandemic, and Pilot Evaluation of the Paired app - with collaborators at the Open University, University of Bradford and University College London.
Living Well with Frailty Experiences (LiFE) Study (Co-designing person-centred frailty interventions with community-dwelling older people and health professionals), a collaboration between Brighton, De Montfort and Birmingham City universities - I co-ordinate this study, funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing.
Experiences of living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and receiving services in Sussex
Systematic reviews of interactive digital interventions for sexual health promotion and HIV prevention (at UCL)
Completed projects (since joining the University of Brighton)
An investigation of the use of simulated training to enhance clinical leadership skills within the residential care sector - funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing
Investigating ethnic inequalities in sexually transmitted infections (at the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit for Blood-Borne and Sexually Transmitted Infections - UCL & Public Health England)