Research Output per year
My main research interests are in the area of Health Psychology. In particular, I am interested in the health of older adults and how the environment can influence wellbeing. My PhD thesis focused on working with care home staff to explore their perspective of the physical environment of a specific dementia unit. The staff knowledge was then utilised to develop an environmental intervention (garden view) with the aim of reducing agitation in residents living with dementia.
Current research activities
I have recently been involved in an inquiry group with colleagues at UWS exploring the uses of Visual Inquiry. I am interested in the continued use of creative methods while working with groups involved in care homes (residents, relatives and staff).
Desired research direction
I remain interested in care home research and aim to explore the perspectives of all groups involved in care homes (residents, relatives and staff) with the intention of altering the environment to improve the overall wellbeing for those working, living and visiting these spaces.
Target collaborative organisations
Care Home Providers
Visual inquiry: a method for exploring the emotional, cognitive and experiential worlds in practice development, research and educationRoddy, E., MacBride, T., McBride, A., Douglas-Smith, N., McCaig, M., Orr, J. & Dewar, B., 15 May 2019, In : International Practice Development Journal. 9, 1, 16 p., 6.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article