PI: Gillian Lewando-Hundt
Investigators Dr Loraine Blaxter and Mr Andrew J. Gibson
Funding body: BLISS, WMSSA, Grace Research Fund
This is an action research project in which the research team will work in partnership with the members of the Neonatal Network Boards during two years. The study is funded from several sources - BLISS, WMNHSS will be co funding with the Grace Research Fund. It will be both a local and national study. At the national level, a survey will be undertaken of all neonatal network boards to establish the different modalities of user involvement in use. Two more detailed areas studies would then be undertaken to gain a more nuanced understanding of the process and mechanisms involved in the role of users and professionals on Neonatal Network Boards. Conference Paper: 'Weak and Strong Publics: Drawing on Nancy Fraser to Explore Parental Participation in Neonatal Networks'. Presented at the British Medical Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference in September 2007.
Gibson, A., Blaxter, L. and Lewando-Hundt, G., (2008), The Role and Impact of User Representation and Involvement in Neonatal Network Boards, Coventry: University of Warwick.