I joined the Centre for Health Service Studies at the University of Kent in 2015 as a PhD student following a career as an Occupational Therapist and Care Manager working in health and social care. I worked in community, hospital and hospice settings. My PhD was on the subject of discharge from community hospital of older people living with frailty who were nearing the end of life. I became a member of staff in 2021. I also work as an honorary research assistant at Surrey University in the Living and Dying Well research stream since 2022.
Affiliations and memberships
- Older people
- End of life
- Informal carer roles
- Health and social care
This project examines routinely available data sets using quantitative research techniques alongside qualitative methods for in-depth investigation of team working in practices. The research is being undertaken in collaboration with the Universities of Kent, Exeter and Leeds.
The aim of the project is to grow a research partnership of care providers that will improve the coordination of end-of-life care for older people living with advancing frailty in the community.