Dr Helen Gibson

Post Doctoral Research Assistant

Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Health and Social Work

h.gibson@hull.ac.uk

01482 463200

Helen first joined the University as a research assistant in 2005 after completing her Masters degree in Social Research. She left to undertake her PhD in 2008 only to return again as a researcher in 2014.

She has extensive experience on a range of research projects linked to health and social care. Her particular expertise lies in the use of qualitative research methods.

Research

Research Interests

• Use of complementary therapies in managing health and wellbeing

• Health literacy

• Mental health

• Research methods

Publications

Aspland J, Gibson H, Stimpson A, Watson R, Wray J (2009) 'The working experiences of older nurses and midwives in the NHS', in Chiva A, Manthorpe J, (eds) Older workers in Europe, McGraw-Hill and Open University Press, 154-168

Watson R, Gardiner E, Hogston R, Gibson H, Stimpson A, Wrate R, Deary I (2009) 'A longitudinal study of stress and psychological distress in nurses and nursing students', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18, 270-278

Wray, J, Stimpson A , Gibson H, Aspland J. (2008) ‘Commentary on Eley R, Hegney D, Buikstra E, Fallon T, Plank A & Parker V (2007) 'Aged care nursing in Queensland – the nurses’ view’', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16, 860–872

Wray, J, Aspland J, Gibson H, Stimpson A, Watson, R. (2007) ‘Older nurses and midwives in the NHS’, Nursing Management, Vol 14, No 8

Wray, J, Aspland J, Gibson H, Stimpson A, Watson, R. (2007) ‘Employment experiences of older nurses and midwives in the NHS’, Nursing Standard, 22, 9, 35-40

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, Exploring the Effects of Reiki Self-Use on Health Literacy, University of Leeds

  • MA Social Research, University of Leeds

  • BA (Hons) Gender Studies with Sociology and Anthropology 2:1, University of Hull