Research Students

Our students are an integral part of the thriving research culture within the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Medicine. Our current postgraduate research students are involved in researching a range of health related topics.

These include:

  • Investigating the experiences of people affected by MND/ALS using a digital based legacy
  • An exploration of factors that may influence paramedic’s thinking about performing non-time-critical clinical procedures on children.
  • The relevance of workplace-initiated learning in the maintenance of expertise. What are the experiences of experts within a multi-professional paediatric critical care team?
  • What are the perceptions and experiences of children with long term conditions of being held for clinical procedures within hospital environments?

Some of the Faculty’s recently-completed PhD student projects are outlined below:

  • aA study to explore the experiences of Advanced Care Planning amongst family caregivers of people with advanced dementia (Dr Susan Ashton);
  • Loss and transcendence in couples living with MND: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (Dr Bridget Hanley)
  • How do respiratory patients and healthcare professionals perceive oxygen therapy? An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (Dr Carol Kelly)
  • Finessing incivility: how student nurses respond to issues concerning their status and learning in practice: a grounded theory (Dr Juliet Thomas).

What it is like undertaking a PhD as a GTA at Edge Hill?

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