Research Fellow

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.

Contact details



Year Qualification Awarding body
2008 MA in Public Health University of Liverpool

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

  • Carers
  • Care Homes
  • Inequalities
  • Public health

Research Students

Current research students

Connected Health Care

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?

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

Cornwall Partnership Foundation NHS Trust - Clinical School network