I joined MBS in 2011 as a research associate joining the Organisations & Society subject group of the People, Management and Organisation division. I initially joined the NIHR study: 'Being a Manager, Becoming a Professional: Exploring the mobilisation of management knowledge through communities of practice in healthcare organisations'. Since the completion of this project I have remained in the division, in 2013 I began work for the Greater Manchester CLAHRC and was promoted to research fellow in 2014.
Prior to joining MBS I worked at the University of Nottingham, completing my PhD, "Producing ADHD" in the School of Education in 2009, after which I moved to the School of Sociology where I contributed to the NIHR study 'Challenging Care: The role and experience of health care assistants in inpatient dementia care', following which I moved to the Nottingham CLAHRC, based in the Business School.
I published my first book 'Exploring ADHD: an ethnography of disorder in early childhood' with Routledge in 2013, also in 2013 I collaborated in the staging of a piece of research-based theatre, which premiered to a capacity audience over 2 weeks in the Notthingham Lakeside theatre. A six-venue national tour of the play, 'Inside out of Mind' is planned for March 2015.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Sociology at the London School of Economics in 2004.
My research interests are in the critical study of management and organisations, and with exploring relations of power, knowledge and subjectivity within public organisations, with a particular focus on healthcare. My research is strongly interdisciplinary, contributing to research and theory in organisation studies, sociology of work, medical sociology, childhood and education. I am also interested in the theory and method of ethnography and narrative and arts-based methods, and in the work of Michel Foucault. I am keen to receive PhD applications related to any of these areas.
In 2013 I joined the Greater Manchester Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLARHC), which is a partnership between the university and providers and commisioners in the NHS, industry and the 3rd sector, funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). I work across several of the CLAHRC themes, collaborating with colleagues in the Centre for Primary Care, Health Economics and School of Nursing . For more information on CLAHRC please visit: http://clahrc-gm.nihr.ac.uk/
Primary Care Demonstrator Pilot Evaluation, Funded by the NIHR and NHS England, October 2013 - March 2015
End of Life Pathways Project, Funded by NIHR and North, Central and South Manchester CCGs, January 2014 - June 2015
Managed Innovation Network in Research-based Theatre: Inside Out of Mind, Funded by the Royal College of Nursing, Arts Council, Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust, University of Nottingham, Institute of Mental Health and Comic Reief, October 2011 - June 2015
End of Life Care Evaluation, Funded by Pennine Care Foundation Trust, November 2012 - October 2013
Being a manager, Becoming a professional: Exploring the use of management knowledge across communities of practice in healthcare organisations, Funded by the NIHR, July 2010 - March 2013
The role of diffusion fellows in reducing the research to practice gap in healthcare, Funded by NIHR, June 2010 - June 2013
Return to work after stroke, Funded by NIHR, June 2008 - June 2013
Reducing risk of diabetes in people of South Asian origin, Funded by NIHR, June 2008 - June 2013
The mediating effects of treatment context and individual characteristics on the stigma experiences of inpatient mental health service users, Funded by the Insitute of Mental Health, September 2009 - March 2010
Inpatient care for people with dementia: implications for person-centred practice, Funded by NIHR, June 2008 - September 2010