Dr Gillian Hewitt

Dr Gillian Hewitt

Research Associate, DECIPher

School of Social Sciences

+44 29208 74739
+44 (0)29 208 79054

I joined DECIPHer in the School of Social Sciences in November 2012 having previously worked in the joint Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences at St George's, University of London and Kingston University. There I worked on a 3-year observational study that explored interprofessional teamwork in acute and community stroke care from the perspectives of patients, family carers and clinical staff.

I originally trained in nutrition and completed a PhD in 2005 entitled, 'Improving the health, nutrition and quality of life of elderly Guyanese living in residential homes'. This research explored the use of participatory approaches with older people living in residential homes in a developing country context

Professional memberships

Member of the Nutrition Society

Research Interests

  • Evaluating complex interventions
  • School-based health improvement
  • Research networks
  • Transdisciplinary action research
  • Participatory research

Research Centre

DECIPHer UKCRC Public Health Research Centre of Excellence