Related Themes

Population-based interventions

Cross Cutting theme: Impact and Implementation

Integrated behaviours

Related Institutions

Prof. Fiona Poland

Professor of Social Research Methodology

Qualitative research; Dementia and Complexity in Later Life; community-based support, especially for older people and those living with dementia and their paid and unpaid carers while living at home, in care homes and other settings

people.uea.ac.uk/f_poland

F.Poland@uea.ac.uk

As a sociologist, Fiona’s research and teaching reflects her many years’ experience developing multidisciplinary research on community-based support, especially for older people and particularly those living with dementia and their paid and unpaid carers while living at home, in care homes and other settings. Her research projects and publications explore how and how far community connections and participation may affect access to resources for health and wellbeing. She was twice Chair and is currently Vice Chair of the Association for Research in the Voluntary and Community Sector (ARVAC) and is active within national and regional groups of the NIHR Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN). Her teaching is mainly in qualitative, mixed and participative research methods. She is currently examining how qualitative methods can be “embedded” unobtrusively within clinical and quantitative designs to encourage more collaboration in research, evidence-building and learning, in dementia support and in living with life-changing health conditions.