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Felicity Boardman

Job Title
WMS - Health Sciences
02476 151291
Research Interests

Mixed methods; genetic and reproductive technologies; disability; Spinal Muscular Atrophy; qualitative research methods; stigma.

Research Grants & Awards

  1. Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, February 2017- February 2020 (£248, 802)

  2. ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellowship May 2013- Feb 2017. 'Imagining Futures: The Social and Ethical Implications of Genetic Screening' (£161, 074)

  3. Mildred Blaxter Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness. November 2011- April 2013.* (£38,000)

  4. ESRC 1+3 Doctoral Scholarship, Department of Sociology, 2005-2009. (£80,000)

  • Griffiths, Frances, Boardman, Felicity K., 2011. What is mixed methods research?. Warwick Medical School Division of Health Sciences Seminar Series, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick
Title Funder Award start Award end
MRC CRTF: Pre-conception health and contraception among migrant women in the UK: a mixed methods study MRC 04 Jan 2022 03 Jan 2025
Data from the Pre-Conception Screening Study as a Resource For the Development of Collaborative Social Science/Bioethics Research Agendas in Genomics Wellcome Trust 01 Sep 2020 31 Aug 2022
Wellcome Research Enrichment - Public Engagement. Wellcome Trust 01 May 2018 31 Jan 2022
Pr-Conception Genetic Screening of the General Population for Conditions of Uncertain or Highly Variable Prognosis: Social and Ethical Implications Wellcome Trust 01 Feb 2017 31 Jan 2022
HTA application 18/33 Valuing the benefits and harms of antenatal and new born screening programmes in the UK: Full Stage National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jan 2020 30 Dec 2021
Per-Conception Genetic Screening of the General Population for Conditions of Uncertain or Highly Variable Prognosis: Social and Ethical Implications - Supplement for 50831 due to COVID-19 Wellcome Trust 01 Feb 2021 31 Jul 2021
Rapid Evidence Review and Behavioural analysis on Improving Reproduction Health Outcomes to Reduce Inequalities Public Health England 01 Sep 2019 31 Mar 2020
NIHR Research Design Service West Midlands, Warwick Hub National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Oct 2013 30 Sep 2018
Future Research Leaders Full Application: Selecting Futures ESRC 01 Oct 2012 30 Sep 2015
The Mildred Blaxter Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme: Experiential Knowledge, Reproductive Decision Making and Genetic Risk - Families Living with SMA Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness 01 Dec 2011 31 Jul 2013
NIHR Programme Development Grant: Improving outcomes for patients with fractures of the proximal femurWHITE National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jan 2012 31 Mar 2013
NICE Scoping Study National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence 01 Dec 2010 31 Jan 2011



Felicity teaches widely across the University on research methods, ethics and the social aspects of genetics.

As well as supervising doctoral students and facilitating small group work within the medical school, Felicity also lectures on the MB ChB programme, leads the ESRC DTP core module Research Design, Practice and Ethics module, co-leads Mixed Methods for Health Research and guest lectures on the interdisciplinary module, Genetics: Science and Society.,

the Health Screening module and the Postgraduate Award on Early Pregnancy and Implantation.

Felicity also runs regular workshops and advanced training on mixed methods research techniques (e.g. SSC2 training for medical students), as well as delivering talks on the social and ethical implications of reproductive genetics both within, and beyond, academia .