People within Centre for Caring for People with Complex Needs

People involved in our research.


Centre members

Professor Owen Barr

Professor of Nursing and Intellectual Disabilities

School of Nursing

Areas of expertise

  • Access to general healthcare for people with learning disabilities
  • Death and dying for people with learning disabilities
  • Person centred residential care for people with learning disabilities


Dr Esther Ruth Beck

Lecturer in Nursing

School of Nursing

Areas of expertise

  • Palliative care
  • Advance care planning
  • Long-term care


Dr Pauline Black

Lecturer

School of Nursing

Areas of expertise

  • Critical illness - care and recovery
  • Nurse education – recruitment, selection, and curriculum design


Dr Donna Brown

Senior Lecturer in Nursing

School of Nursing

Areas of expertise

  • Person-centred care


Professor Vivien Coates

Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Practice Research

School of Nursing

Areas of expertise

  • Self-management of diabetes
  • Avoiding unscheduled hospital admission in diabetes
  • Long-term condition lifestyle risk factors


Professor Neal Cook

Associate Head of School of Nursing

School of Nursing

Areas of expertise

  • Nurse education
  • Neuroscience Nursing
  • Person-centredness


Professor Carol Curran

Executive Dean

Dean's Office (Life & Health Scs)

Areas of expertise

  • Continence


Dr Jackie Gracey

Lecturer

School of Health Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Physiotherapy interventions. Rehabilitation. Fatigue management in cancer care


Dr Felicity Hasson

Senior Lecturer

School of Nursing

Areas of expertise

  • Workforce
  • Community palliative care
  • Public health and palliative care


Professor Suzanne Martin

Professor of Occupational Therapy

School of Health Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • New and emerging technologies in health and social care
  • Technology enabled housing for people with cognitive impairment (Head injury, dementia and learning disability)
  • Cochrane systematic literature reviews


Dr Toni McAloon

Lecturer in Nursing

School of Nursing

Areas of expertise

  • Improving the clinical management of adult overweight & obesity
  • Clinical communication


Professor Tanya McCance

The Mona Grey Professor of Nursing Research & Development

School of Nursing

Areas of expertise

  • Person-centred practice


Dr Claire McCauley

Lecturer in Health Sciences

School of Nursing

Areas of expertise

  • Mental health and wellbeing in vulnerable populations across the life span
  • Mental health recovery
  • Reminiscence and dementia care


Dr Donna McConnell

Lecturer in Nursing

School of Nursing

Areas of expertise

  • Person-centredness in Emergency Departments


Dr Helen McGarvey

Senior Lecturer

School of Nursing

Areas of expertise

  • Person centred care
  • Perioperative Nursing
  • Nursing Education in Practice


Professor Sonja McIlfatrick

Head of School and Professor of Nursing and Palliative Care

School of Nursing

Areas of expertise

  • Public health and palliative care
  • Psychosocial support for patients and family carers across different illnesses
  • Addressing palliative care needs


Professor Hugh McKenna

Professor of Nursing

School of Nursing

Areas of expertise

  • Mental Health research
  • Research methodologies


Dr Vidar Melby

Senior Lecturer

School of Nursing

Areas of expertise

  • Emergency nursing
  • Person-centred care
  • Vulnerable people


Dr Kevin Moore

Lecturer in Nursing

School of Nursing

Areas of expertise

  • Older people and mental health
  • Using virtual reality training programmes in dementia to improve empathy in carers
  • Using art as a medium for exploring younger peoples’ interpretations and experiences of mental health


Dr Anne Moorhead

Senior Lecturer

School of Communication and Media

Areas of expertise

  • Communication technologies in Healthcare
  • Communication in mental health and obesity
  • E-help-seeking and behaviour change


Professor Assumpta Ryan

Professor of Ageing and Health

School of Nursing

Areas of expertise

  • Family caregiving,
  • Technology facilitated reminiscence in dementia
  • Quality of life in care homes.


Dr Cherith Semple

Reader in Clinical Nursing

School of Nursing

Areas of expertise

  • Promoting quality of life for patients with head and neck cancer
  • Impact of parental cancer for families


Dr Paul Slater

Senior Lecturer in Statistics

School of Nursing

Areas of expertise

  • Research methods and quantitative analysis
  • Instrument development and psychometrics
  • Person-centred practice


Dr Laurence Taggart

Professor

School of Nursing

Areas of expertise

  • Health of people with intellectual disabilities
  • Development and testing of interventions for people with intellectual disabilities and knowledge translation


Dr Jill Titterington

Lecturer in Speech & Language Therapy (Paediatrics)

School of Health Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Development and implementation of evidence-based practice for Speech and Language Therapists to improve outcomes for children with severe speech sound disorder.
  • Development and trialling of complex interventions within complex systems to improve outcomes for children with speech, language and communication needs.
  • Using the principles of realist research to best drive system-wide change to effectively impact on the lives of children with speech, language and communication needs.


Visiting Professors