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Pat Watson

Pat Watson

About Pat Watson

Pat is a Research Fellow at Teesside University specialising in evaluating health and social care interventions and Social Return on Investment evaluations. Before her return to Teesside University Pat worked in a variety of research roles including Research Consultant for Social Development Direct which involved working on a national evaluation for the ODPM involving community safety, anti-social behaviour, participatory methodologies.  Other research experience includes the evaluation of a Community Safety Initiative for the Scottish Government, end of life care, service user involvement, continued professional development, adult social care and care for the elderly in the community.  Pat has good experience of working at national, regional and local levels.

Pat's research interests continue to be involving hard to reach groups in the research process both as participants and advisors and designing participatory tools to enhance engagement e.g. people with learning disabilities, elderly people, and children.  Other interests include the evaluation of community based public health interventions, access to health services, adult social care, social return on investment processes and methodologies, and service user involvement.

Research interests and activities

Research interests:

·  Public health interventions
·  Community based research and evaluation
·  Adult social care
·  Elderly care in the community
·  Social Return on Investment
·  Learning Disabilities

Current projects

Evaluation of Community Agents Project in Redcar & Cleveland – TVRCC

Social Return on Investment (SROI) Evaluation of Independent Living Services – Coast & Country Housing

SROI Evaluation of “In Good Hands Deafblindness Awareness Project – SCENE CiC

Research Support and Training – Families Talking

Tier 2 Weight Management Project – North Yorkshire County Council

Vital Health Volunteers Project – RCVDA

Fluoride Varnish Project – Public Health England