“She’s my memory; he’s my legs!” - Rosie Dunn
The aim of this research is to explore the lived experiences of couples living with dementia and multiple health conditions. The research will be conducted from an interpretive phenomenological perspective, utilising creative methods such as photographic diaries and photo and object-elicitation techniques within interviews with couples. The findings from this research will help to educate health and social care practitioners the best ways to support couples living with dementia and multiple health conditions, as well as lead to the development of evidence-based, relationship-centred care interventions, in the hope that couples can continue to live well at home for as long as possible.
Multimorbidity at Midlife - Justine Krygier
My research will explore the lived experiences of individuals at midlife with multiple health issues to better understand the impact of multimorbidity at this stage of the life course. It will aim to consider elements such as identity, emotional resources and mental health implications from an Existential and Humanistic perspective.
Multimorbidity and the workplace: How work shapes multimorbidity in struggling coastal communities - Edward Hart
Adopting a phenomenological approach, this research shall endeavour to elicit the felt experience of multimorbidity by exploring the critical influence of both working conditions and the ‘work imperative’. The research seeks to ascertain specific factors pertinent to coastal communities that have been subject to persisting economic decline and how this influences the intersectionality between multimorbidity and work.
Exploring the role of physical activity in the treatment and recovery of service users with alcohol dependence - Buse Apel
The current study will explore the role of physical activity in the treatment and recovery of service users with alcohol dependence. The associations between physical activity and alcohol dependence, and the barriers and facilitators of engaging in physical activity will be identified. Then, a physical activity intervention will be developed and the feasibility and acceptability of the intervention will be tested.
Elucidating the relationships between physical activity, physical and psychological health status (including mood, stress) and alcohol misuse in adolescence (females) - Saphsa Codling
The aims of the research are to understand the relationships between alcohol misuse and mood, and how physical activity affects these. The aims will be realised through a series of secondary data analyses, followed by the development of a preventative psychosocial intervention.
Developing a lifestyle physical activity intervention for women who misuse alcohol - Lady Gwendoline Akwa
Global evidence suggests that women participate in less physical activity and thus are prone to several lifestyle related diseases. My research will employ a mixed method design to develop a lifestyle physical activity intervention and explore the role of physical activity in mitigating the impact of alcohol misuse on women’s health.
Are death cafes a useful approach to having conversations about death and dying with people who have dementia? - Catherine Wood
This research aims to explore whether conversations about death and dying, with people who have dementia, can be enhanced by using the death café approach. The research will involve a series of cafés to which people with and without dementia will be invited to participate in. Observational and narrative analysis will be employed to determine outcomes. People are naturally reluctant to talk about their own wishes for end of life and it is hoped that this style of conversation will encourage discussion and contribute to improving the recognition of individual preference for end of life care.