I have a broad area of research interests related to Primary Care and the design and implementation of interventions to support individuals and organisations in the delivery of care. I have worked on a range of projects that have ranged from the social networks of individuals with long term conditions, multimorbidity, the role of voluntary groups in supporting people living with long term conditions to the Prevention of Acute Kidney Injury through the development of 'sick day rules'. I am currently working on the NIHR Greater Manchester Primary Care Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (GM PSTRC) where my work will focus on the context of General Practice. Patient and Public Involvement is central to my work.
My main research interests include: the role of culture in health; addressing health inequalities in health; empowerment of disadvantaged groups; technology; patient safety; the influence of social networks on health management; the impact of loneliness and social isolation on health management; the role of community and voluntary groups in supporting long term condition management and the role of research in advocacy and policy formation.