Research Group

Pedagogy research for health and social care

Three students standing around a bed, with a model of a patient in a hospital gown. One of the students is adjusting an oxygen mask on the face of the model.

We will support a culture of research and scholarship aiming to encourage all staff to pursue research and scholarly activities which will complement our philosophy of research-led education where research underpins curriculum content across all our subject areas.

  • Dr Tim Goodchild is the academic leading this research group and will be co-ordinating a range of meetings and activities with staff and PGR students in the school who have work streams and programmes of research which focus on teaching and learning, curricula, academic inquiry, student and placement experience and interprofessional practice. Dr Goodchild’s work centres around pedagogy and technology enhanced learning in HEIs. 
  • Dr Mary Kennedy in her role as service user lead and specialist interest in dementia has used creative arts in education and storytelling to establish a digital storytelling project to develop learning resources to support teaching within the school.
  • Dr Chris Green has a specialist interest in health professions education and critical pedagogy. He is currently involved in a study looking at racism in clinical placements funded by Health Education England.
  • Professor Andrew Bateman has developed online remote clinics for student placements reaching out to those living with neuro-developmental and language disorders.
  • Professor Winifred Eboh co-chairs with Professor Victoria Joffe and Dr Chris Green a working group tackling racism in health and social care and successfully secured funding from Health Education England. Dr Chris Green’s work is look at racism in placements. Professor Eboh has led on the development of the Dare to Care website aimed at tackling racism in health and social care settings. The website comprises training modules using real-life examples of racism experienced by healthcare staff, Open Access peer-reviewed research papers, news articles, blogs, and links to support groups and charities.
  • Professor Camille Cronin has looked at dementia and culture in the workforce, and the socialisation of nursing students in dementia care. Professor Cronin is also working with others in the School in embedding research within a person centred curriculum.

Postgraduate research

If you are interested in developing your research around education and pedagogy through a postgraduate research degree or a Professional Doctorate, then there are a range of staff that have developed a reflective and critical stance to learning and a research-led in education in healthcare.

If you are looking for a potential supervisor for your research degree, you can browse our list of academic staff below and get in touch to discuss your proposal.

Current doctoral research

A critical realist evaluation of a community based integrated care service

This research draws on realist and critical theories to evaluate the implementation and operationalisation of a community-based integrated care service.

Data from executives, care managers, clinicians and service users is being collected, compared and synthesised.

Hannah Kendrick

The experiences of educators supporting the pastoral needs of undergraduate radiography students

This phenomenological research explores and interprets the lived experiences of educators engaged in providing pastoral supervision and support for radiography students.

Illuminating these experiences can transform our understandings of educator identities and activities and inform contemporary student support policies in health and higher education.

Hollie Hadwen

Developing a cyborg ontology of technology in intensive care

This study examines how intensive care nurses conceptualise themselves in relation to the technologies that they engage with in their work.

Donna Pierre

Is the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) curriculum fit for purpose?

This longitudinal study evaluates the experiences of trainee psychological wellbeing practitioners as they progress through their curriculum and transition in to practice.

Rachel Parsons

Predictors of applied numeracy performance in undergraduate nursing students

This quantitative study compares demographic, educational and diagnostic variables with applied numeracy outcomes for student nurses.

The research seeks to identify attributes associated with numeracy performance in order to inform and tailor recruitment and support policies.

Clare Carpenter-Timmis

Our researchers

Academics

 Akudo Amadiegwu

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

 Marina Bailey

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

 Caroline Bald

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

Dr Caroline Barratt

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

Professor Andrew Bateman

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

 Kathryn Burke

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

Dr Anna Caute

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

Professor Camille Cronin

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

Professor Winifred Eboh

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

 David Everiss

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

 Jayne Hannah

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

Dr Stephen Joseph

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

 Annabel Kay

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

Dr Mary Kennedy

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

 Amalia Khodr

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

 Sarah Lee

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

 Michelle Lewington

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

Professor Reza Majdzadeh

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

 Raihana Mohammed

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

Dr Lindsey Nicholls

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

 Arnold Pariag

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

 Rachael Parsons

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

Dr Matumo Ramafikeng

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

 Vanessa Ribeiro Coelho

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

 Shabnam Sagar

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

 Abril Tejedor Benitez

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

Dr Elizabeth Williams

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex

Research staff