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Health and Care Workforce – Who we are

Learn more about the Health and Care Workforce interdisciplinary research network team.



Who we are

Main convenor - Dr Yitka Graham is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing and Head of the Helen McArdle Nursing and Care Research Institute where she leads the development of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health (NMAHP) clinical research capacity and capability within the University, and with our partners in health and social care settings.

We have recently completed Time for Tea, which was a project which aimed to improve veteran wellbeing through engagement with glass and ceramics. Read the evaluation report here: Time for Tea project evaluation (.pdf)


Reflections from a Pandemic is a creative arts project which is using photography to capture the experiences of the care workforce across Sunderland and South Tyneside during COVID-19. This project is being carried out in collaboration with local health and care organisations. Reflections from a pandemic (.pdf)