Lecturer in Psychology at Staffordshire University, Lead Convenor of CA Data Sessions South
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PhD in Health Sciences, Lecturer in Psychology at Staffordshire University. Proficient in Discourse, Critical Discourse, and Conversation Analysis. Other research interests relate to sociology, social psychology, developmental psychology. Also interested in researching social interaction of children, autistic and otherwise neurodiverse people. Additional interests in the social interactions of children raised as bilingual.
April 2016 - July 2019
Dundee City Council
- Self Directed Support Assistant
May 2015 - May 2017
Maggie's Centres Dundee
- Medical Professional
October 2009 - October 2014
The Open University
Field of study
Objective To review the currently available research into romantic partner involvement during oncology consultations. Methods Studies were identified via database searches plus hand-searching. A narrative review was performed using the principles of Thematic, and Framework syntheses. The search strategy was performed according to the principles of...
People with localised prostate cancer regularly attend their clinical consultations with their partner or spouse. Using conversation analysis, this thesis examined a corpus of twenty-eight treatment and diagnostic consultations comprising a patient, their partner, and a healthcare professional. This thesis addresses the overarching research questio...
This is the 4th session in the developmental series, Conversation and Healthcare interactions. This session examines the core concept of turn-taking, and offers a discussion of how it has been applied in the context of paediatric primary care. The associated mini-lecture can be found on YouTube: https://youtu.be/-7eVeEIGpWc
This is the third session in the developmental series, Conversation Analysis and Healthcare Interactions. This session examines the core concept of turn design, and offers a discussion of how it has been applied within the context of primary care encounters. The associated lecture for this session can be found on YouTube: https://youtu.be/WKjApp9aK...
This is the second presentation for the education and developmental series "Conversation Analysis and Healthcare Interactions". It goes into further detail to Identify some of the practices involved in doing conversation analysis, identifies some basic conversation analytic methods and concepts, and examines some examples of conversation analytic c...
This presentation is an introduction and overview presentation for the educational and developmental series "Conversation Analysis and Healthcare Interactions". The presentation offers a brief overview of conversation analysis and its development, and an outline of how conversation analysis can be applied to healthcare interactions. This presentati...
Objective: Explore how partners are involved in treatment-related decision-making within triadic clinical encounters. Methods: Studies were identified via database searches and reference lists. One author assessed eligibility of studies, which were verified by an additional co-author. Data were extracted by one author and cross-checked for accurac...
CA Data Sessions South (CADSS) is an educational, developmental, and working group for sustained learning and practice in the discipline of conversation analysis. The group holds regular online data sessions which offer sustained practical application to real-world data. The group also delivers a recurring series of educational sessions that examine the core topics of conversation analysis while considering how these have been applied to research into healthcare interactions. This group is open to participants at all levels of development. Web page: http://emcawiki.net/CA_Data_Sessions_South Twitter: https://twitter.com/CASessionsSouth YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHaitvN1EKhS-G0Th8QPIUA/featured
This research aims to address the current lack of knowledge relating to multi party interactions comprising a healthcare professional, a patient, and their co-present partner within the context of low to intermediate risk localised prostate cancer. For this research, partners are defined as significant others with whom the patient has an intimate relationship, such as a spouse or romantic partner. This thesis, which will be produced through a series of related research papers, sets out to examine the content, structure, and conversational practices that take place during the clinical. The subsequent knowledge produced from this research has the potential to highlight situations were partners of men with localised prostate cancer can produce valuable contributions to the encounter. It can also provide indications as to where such involvement is expected, and where it is not. The triad encounter is a particularly complex site of social activity as priorities and expectations of the patient and partner may not always be in alignment, yet a partner may still feel entitled to make contributions that will inevitably have an impact upon the encounter. The importance of research into partner involvement for localised prostate cancer is underlined by research indicating that both patients and their partners can experience physical and psychological morbidities as a result of a prostate cancer diagnosis, the subsequent clinical encounters, and treatments.