Bridget is a Senior Research Fellow (Qualitative), working within the ActEarly Evaluation Group to ensure the successful development and evaluation of ActEarly projects across the three themes. She is using qualitative methods to map and understand overall system change as a result of the ActEarly interventions in Bradford and Tower Hamlets. She is based within Born in Bradford at the Bradford Institute for Health Research.
Prior to starting this role in January 2020, she worked as a Research Associate at the York Management School. From 2015 to 2017, she was a Research Fellow at Canterbury Christ Church University/UCL on the multi-site ‘Museums on Prescription’ project, which investigated the value of museum encounters on the health and wellbeing of socially isolated older adults, which won two Royal Society of Public Health Awards in 2017. She completed her PhD at the Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York in 2014. Her thesis examined the experiences of women in paid and unpaid work within voluntary organisations in Bradford. She is an interdisciplinary qualitative researcher with interest in health, organisations, gender, (in)equality and diversity.
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In each of these areas, we are working with local communities, local authorities and other national organisations to understand how we can help families live healthier and more active lives.
The UK Prevention Research Partnership is a £50 million multi-funder initiative that supports novel research into the primary prevention of non-communicable diseases to improve population health and reduce health inequalities.