Lucy Bray has worked within acute children’s nursing for over twenty years, specialising in children’s procedures and surgery. She works as a Professor in Child Health Literacy in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine at Edge Hill University.
Her research interests include how children and parents access, understand and use information relating to health and health services. She has a particular interest in how children and young people can be provided with information in a meaningful and timely way before procedures and surgery. This work links to children’s agency and how they are facilitated to make choices and decisions within health interactions.
Lucy is also involved in programmatic work focused on children and young people living with long-term conditions and complex needs.
The majority of Lucy’s research is based on qualitative research approaches and uses innovative methods which aim to facilitate the involvement of children and young people.