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Susan is a Research Associate at Teesside University. Susan was originally appointed as Research Assistant to Professor Sharon Hamilton in September 2006 and was then promoted to Research Associate in 2009. Initially she completed her B.Sc. (Hons.) in Public Health and Well-being followed by further studies to masters level, both at Teesside University. She is now studying for a doctorate.
Susan’s background is in nursing, qualifying as an S.R.N. in 1981, from Guy’s Hospital, London. She then undertook a number of roles in oncology nursing, caring for patients with cancer both as in-patients and out-patients.
After this followed some time at home bringing up her family, where she took the opportunity to increase her life skills by becoming involved in voluntary work in the social care area. During university vacations she gained experience of current nursing practice working as a health care assistant in a variety of settings.
Her B.Sc. dissertation looked at a newly developed school nurse assistant role, using qualitative methods to understand the contribution the assistants were making to the school communities. This ignited her interest in research. In her masters degree she conducted a literature review investigating the reasons why people continue to smoke post-stroke. Her doctorate is looking into the application of Normalisation Process Theory, using the example of the implementation of a stop smoking in pregnancy initiative i.e. a complex intervention into a complex system. Susan has continued to work on a range of research and evaluation projects in public health and nursing undertaken by the Nursing Group and CHASE.
Susan's research interests within the Public Health strand of HSCI include end of life care (discharge planning) and stopping smoking (in secondary care, following stroke, during pregnancy). Other areas of interest which fall within the Rehabilitation strand include stroke rehabilitation, frozen shoulder and chronic neurological conditions.
Susan’s work focuses on using qualitative methods. She is interested in evaluating new initiatives and moving research and evaluation recommendations into policy and practice.
Research interests in brief
External research funding since 2008
External research collaborations
Four selected publications since 2008
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