Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care Disciplines
Staff and supervisor profiles
Dr Sue Barnard
Lecturer on Publication and Dissemination
Research interests: Inter-professional education, service user health and social care experiences, qualitative research.
Professor Dave Brown
Research interests: Medicines information, pharmacovigilance, drug safety.
Dr Alan Castle
Project Supervisor (Medical Imaging), Pathway Lead for Doctorate in Medical Imaging
Research interests: Education/Professional issues in health care.
Dr John Crossland
Have previously facilitated meetings of Prof. Doc students at the University of Sussex and acted as supervisor for pieces of work in the first year of their programme.
Research interests: German social care policy and legislation. Comparative adult social care policy. Translation in cross national research methodology. Case/care management. Older people with sensory impairments, including Deaf sign language users. Interpretive approaches in qualitative social research.
Dr Ann Dewey
Unit co-ordinator PDd01 Professional Review and Development, Pathway Lead for Doctorate in Nursing
Research interests: Palliative cancer care, chronic diseases.
Dr Amy Drahota
Occasional lecturer on systematic reviews/RCTs.
Research interests: Healthcare environments, older people, falls and injuries, systematic reviews.
Dr Kieron Hatton
Pathway Lead for Doctorate in Social Work
Research interests: Comparative and international social work, research methods, social policy, welfare law, community work and advocacy.
Dr Yohai Hakak
Occasional Lecturer in ethnographic research
Research interests:Qualitative research in social and health care, young people, religion and ethnic minorities, the body (from a sociological point of view) men and masculinities, parenting.
Mr Bernard Higgins
Unit Lecturer on the Advanced Research Methods Unit (U09713B), provider of statistical support for projects.
Research interests: Medical statistics, experimental design, multivariate methods.
Dr Penny Joyce
Research interests: Patient safety, simulation, human factors.
Dr Sally Kilburn
Deputy Course Leader for the Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care and teaching quantitative research methods and the principles of evidence-based practice at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Research interests: Inflammatory and respiratory disease, Screening and diagnostic research.
Dr Chris Markham
Guest lecturer, ethical advisor and supervisor.
Research interests: Mixed methods research, health psychology, outcome measures and clinical trials.
Dr Darren Mernagh
Research interests: Protein-ligand interaction and Expression and Regulation of Proteins, Genetic Engineering
Professor Graham Mills
Course Manager, Pathway Lead for Doctorate in Biomedical Science, Unit co-ordinator (PDd04) Proposal for Professional Research and Development Project, (PDd05) Professional Research and Development Project, (PDd06) Short Formal Learning Experience
Research interests:Analytical chemistry, doctoral level education.
Dr Jason Oakley
Research interests: Digital Radiographic Imaging; Image interpretation in Radiography; Visual Perception in Radiography.
Dr Sarah Owen
Research interests: Health science simulation, stereotactic targeting, neurosurgery/neuroscience, deep brain stimulation (DBS), pain, movement disorders.
Dr. Saseendran Pallikadavath
Senior Lecturer in Demography, Global Health and Social Care for SHSSW, and Research Supervisor for Professional Doctorate
Research interests: International health, demography, reproductive health, HIV and AIDs, maternal health, substance misuse in UK, fertility with special reference to developing countries, abortion, secondary data analysis- e.g. demographic and health surveys and countries of interest: Africa, India and UK.
Professor David Rogers
Project Advisor, Supervisor
Research interests: Biomedical Science
Dr Isobel Ryder
Unit co-ordinator PD03 Publication & Dissemination, Pathway Lead for Doctorate in Health Science
Research interests: Sociology of women?s health, physiological changes over time, service improvement and clinical governance.
Dr Rebecca Stores
Assessor, Project Supervisor, Teacher
Research interests: Sleep disorders and their psychological consequences, quality of life, topics related to Health Psychology
Dr Annabel Tremlett
Internal assessor, supervisor
Research interests: Public and local representations of minority groups and social inclusion in Europe, with a particular interest in Roma minorities and post-EU accession migrants
Dr Louise Turner
Research interests: The effect of warming upon the electrophysiological characteristics of the median and ulnar nerves in healthy subjects and subjects with carpal tunnel syndrome, using virtual reality to aid speed and degree recovery following stroke, and training and the effects upon the nervous system in the healthy adult during the performance of movement.