Research Fellow

Madi has eight years worth of experience caring for acutely unwell adults as a emergency department and intensive care unit nurse in London and Cornwall hospitals. In her nursing role, Madi has helped to deliver a vaccination programme, mentored and taught staff and students and led and implemented improvement projects. In 2019, Madi enrolled onto a public health masters degree with King's College London University as she felt more could be done to prevent disease in the majority of patients she was nursing. Madi became particularly interested in health research whilst studying for her masters degree and decided to apply full-time research position at Falmouth University to expand her research skills. Madi has retained her nursing registration and continues to practice on an ad-hoc basis.

Contact details



Year Qualification Awarding body
2021 Public Health MSc Kings College London University
2014 Adult Nursing BSc (Hons) Plymouth University

Honors and awards

Year Description

Awarded second place in Plymouth University's Nursing Challenge for designing a tool that enabled nursing staff to manage their workloads more easily.

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

Madi is interested in health research that use social science approaches, such as ethnography. Specifically, Madi is interested in research surrounding health inequality, food security, global health, underrepresented populations and conflict.
Madi would be interested in offering supervision to students/staff on the development of literature reviews.

Other research topics include:

  • Exploring the experiences and perceptions of care home staff towards research engagement.
  • Neurosurgical delivery across lower and middle income countries.
  • The 'Digital Divide' in Cornwall and it's impact on health inequality.

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs

  • Stephens, Madi

    Mankee-Williams, Anna, (2022), Research engagement among UK care home staff: a reflection, In: International Journal of Care and Caring, Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 1-6, ISSN: 2397-8821
  • Stephens, Madi

    (2021), Qualitative data sets generated from research proposal: 'Examining the perceptions of care home staff towards research engagement.’, Care home in St Ives, Cornwall, England, (Unpublished), Item availability may be restricted.
  • Stephens, Madi

    (2021), ‘Qualitative research proposal: Examining the perceptions of care home staff towards research engagement.’, (Unpublished)

Professional Engagement

Independent professional practice

Practicing registered nurse

Engagement with professional associations and societies

Madi has engaged with staff from Cornwall Care and The European Space Agency to carry out her duties as a Clinical Research Fellow.