My career started as a criminal intelligence analyst before moving into public health where I have worked both in the North West and South West of England in local public health teams and at a national level in Wales. I set up and ran the first AAA Screening programme across the South West Peninsula including a small island population.
I am passionate about health inequalities and have undertaken research on the fishing community in Cornwall. Since joining Falmouth University as a Research Fellow in early 2021 I am continuing this passion by exploring the feasibility of e-health platforms in care homes via satellite connectivity and assessing if SMS text messaging can access and amplify the voice of unpaid carers.
|2008||MA in Public Health||University of Liverpool|
Research interests and expertise
- Care Homes
- Public health
Current research students
Unpaid Carers -To evaluate if mobile technology is an acceptable way to communicate and understand the unmet needs of carers in Cornwall.
Care Homes -This study focuses on the utility of satellite-based connections and how they can deliver eHealth services to underserved, rural populations, which is in this instance care homes. This project will evaluate:
1. Can GEO satellite connectivity deliver eHealth platforms effectively?
2. Are available eHealth platforms usable and acceptable?
Engagement with professional associations and societies
Cornwall Partnership Foundation NHS Trust - Clinical School network