My main research interests are: family caregiving; patient experiences; health services and mental distress. I have carried out research using a wide variety of methods, but I prefer qualitative research with an emphasis on narrative accounts of experience.
Before concentrating on health service user/carer research, I worked in industry as a project manager and usability specialist; in higher education as a senior lecturer in communication design; and as a freelance writer. I've also done a variety of other things, including work in schools, and with mental health service users and carers.
The BIG Study for life-limited children and their families (current)
NICE scoping study on patient experience
Pathways to diabetes urgent care
Mental health inpatient staff morale
The role of networked technology in dementia care
Family care for people with obsessive compulsive disorder
Powell J, Gunn L, Lowe P et al (January 2010) “New networked technologies and carers of people with dementia: an interview study.” Ageing and Society, Volume 10, Issue 6, August 2010
Staniszewska Sophie, Boardman Felicity, Gunn Lee et al (2011) Patient Experiences: A Scoping Study, Report to the Royal College of Physicians