PSNC Research Fellow

I am a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing. My post is currently funded by PSNC to help support the development of research relating to the role of Community Pharmacy in the optimisation of lifelong health. My research interests include health services research and health behaviours.

Teaching and supervision

  • My teaching experience is in research methods and health psychology.
  • I supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate projects. 

Research interests for potential research students

I welcome contact or early discussions in relation to research projects involving public health or community pharmacy, particularly the integration of Community Pharmacy within the local health care economy or the role of Community Pharmacy in optimising lifelong health. 


I have been in my current role since 2016. My post is funded by PSNC to help support the development and conduct of research that can contribute to the existing evidence base relating to the role of Community Pharmacy in the optimisation of lifelong health. I am also an associate member of FUSE the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health.

I have worked on a number of health and health-care related research and evaluation projects and I'm experienced in a range of quantitative and qualitative methods and evaluation approaches. I completed my PhD at the University of Sunderland in 2010 before securing a post as a Research Associate at Durham University in the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health.

My interests include health services research, health promotion patient experience and the investigation of health-related behaviours, such as adherence to treatment advice, screening uptake, health-care seeking behaviour and self-management. 

Areas of expertise

Research project management, qualitative and quantitative research methods and data analysis. 

Health behaviours associated with coeliac disease, long-term conditions and cancer; adherence, help-seeking and self-management; health services research; health promotion.

Last updated 13 December 2017