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Research interests

Community Health and Care Services focusses on the improvement of services in the community, including services in statutory health and social care, primary care, third sector and independent sector. I have developed a particular interest in integration, family resilience and most recently in social prescribing . This originates from my years of working in health and social care services prior to my academic career.

I am a registered nurse (adults) and chair of Age Cymru Gwent board of trustees.

I hold a number of leadership roles including:

  • Associate Director of PRIME Centre Wales leading the team at the University of South Wales and our work package ‘Care closer to Communities’.
  • Director of the Wales School for Social Prescribing Research (WSSPR).
My research expertise lies within qualitative methodologies and mixed methods including integrated consensus methods such as Group Concept Mapping (GroupWisdom trained facilitator by Dr Mary Kane in 2014), Realist Evaluation (trained by Dr Geoff Wong 2017), Phenomenology and Action Research.    

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 1 May 2011

PhD, 'An exploration of health and social care service integration in a deprived South Wales area. , Coventry University

Award Date: 1 Dec 2010

MSc Interprofessional Studies (Health), Nurses View and Experiences of Teamwork, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

Award Date: 1 Jul 2008

BSc (OPEN), Open University

Award Date: 1 Jul 1996

External positions

Associate Director PRIME Centre Wales, PRIME Centre Wales

1 Feb 2021 → …

Director Wales School for Social Prescribing Research, Wales School for Social Prescribing Research (WSSPR)

1 Apr 2020 → …

Chair, Wales Social Prescribing Research Network

Apr 201831 Mar 2020

Chair , Age Cymru Gwent

Nov 2016 → …

Senior Clinical Research Fellow, PRIME Centre Wales

Aug 2013Nov 2019


  • RT Nursing
  • Community Nursing
  • Social Prescribing
  • mixed methods
  • consensus
  • qualitative
  • integration
  • realist evaluation
  • Group Concept Mapping


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