Dr Karen DaviesPhD, MRCSLT

Research Associate

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Overview

Qualitative researcher currently working on studies investigating commissioning arrangements for home care, independent care providers role in older people's care and parental involvement in supporting language and communication development in the early years.

Qualified speech and language therapist

Biography

I am a researcher and qualified speech and language therapist with specific interests in the relational aspects of partnership practice in different settings, whether between practitioners and service users, commissioners and providers of services or professional colleagues in multi-disciplinary teams. Many of my projects have involved extending our understanding of service users' perspectives and how this can influence the way professionals think about their role and practice. I have developed teaching material for pre- and post-registration speech and language therapists, drawing on my research knowledge and experience.

I am currently working with colleagues in social care, on several studies investigating the perspectives of  carers, people with dementia, service commissioning and research methods with people with dementia.

I am keen to promote applied research and support practitioners in using evidence to improve practice.  

Qualifications

PhD 

MSc Special Educational Needs

BSc Speech Pathology and Therapy

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

HCPC

RCSLT

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