Behavioural and qualitative science

The behavioural and qualitative science team focuses on adapting behavioural interventions for diverse communities and using qualitative methods to understand the views, cultures and behaviours of individuals and groups. They uncover experiences of health and care, ensuring a wide range of viewpoints is included.

Theme lead: Professor Lucy Yardley

Team members

Dr Andrew Turner

Senior Research Associate

Dr Ava Lorenc

Senior Research Associate, Qualitative Research

Dr Christalla Pithara

Senior Research Associate, Qualitative Research

Dr Clare Thomas

Research Fellow

Dr Fiona Gillison

Workstream Lead

Dr Heather Brant

Senior Research Associate, Qualitative Research

Dr James Nobles

Senior Research Associate, Qualitative Research

Dr Jeremy Horwood

Associate Professor in Social Sciences and Health
  • Team Lead

Dr Jessica Wheeler

Senior Research Associate in Qualitative Research

Dr Joanna Kesten

Research Fellow, Qualitative Research

Dr Jonathan Banks

Research Fellow, Qualitative Research

Dr Michelle Farr

Research Fellow, Qualitative Research

Dr Sabi Redwood

Deputy Director
  • Team Lead

Dr Tracey Stone

Senior Research Associate, Qualitative Research

Jane Williams

Senior Research Associate

Professor Katrina Turner

Workstream Lead

Professor Lucy Yardley

Cross-cutting Methodological Theme Lead

Projects

Exploring perspectives of the impact on continence care of COVID-19 (EPICCC-19)

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Clearways: Helping councils make decisions on air quality and transport

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Bridging Gaps: Improving access to healthcare for women who have experienced trauma

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Improving outcomes for young children in refugee families: Lessons from Somali parents’ experience of play and social interaction opportunities in the UK

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Paper:

‘Like a life in a cage’: Understanding child play and social interaction in Somali refugee families in the UK

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