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Dr Gillian Hewitt

Dr Gillian Hewitt

Research Associate, DECIPher

School of Social Sciences

Email
hewittg@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29 225 10083
Campuses
sbarc|spark, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ

Overview

I am a Research Associate in the DECIPHer research centre, where I have recently completed a review of school and community-based counselling services for children and young people. I am currently working on a project within DATAMIND, exploring how to enhance schools' use of mental health data.

Previously I was a member of the School Health Research Network team where my role involved delivery of a biennial Student Health and Wellbeing Survey and a School Environment Questionnaire in secondary schools across Wales and reporting findings from these surveys to a range of stakeholders.

Biography

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

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Research Interests

  • Children and young people's mental health and wellbeing, including care experienced children and young people
  • School-based health improvement
  • Evaluating complex interventions
  • Research networks

Research Centre

DECIPHer UKCRC Public Health Research Centre of Excellence

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