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    dnelson@lincoln.ac.uk
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    Lincoln
    Lincolnshire
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    Mr David Nelson

    Research Assistant

    School of Health and Social Care
    College of Social Science

    About David Nelson

    David Nelson is a Research Assistant in College of Social Science. He is a member of the Mental Health, Health and Social Care (MH2aSC) Research Group. David graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) with a BA (Hons) in Social Sciences with Politics and History and from the University of Strathclyde with an MSc in Political Research.

    Since joining the University of Lincoln in March 2014, David has worked closely with Macmillan Cancer Support on a range of research projects exploring the social and supportive care needs of cancer patients and their carers.  He has also been involved in research working with United Lincolnshire Hospitals (ULH) NHS Trust and Lincolnshire Carers and Young Carers Partnership (LCYCP). Prior to this David worked as a Research Assistant in the School of Government & Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He has strong expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methods and their application to health research.

    In October 2015, David was appointed a full-time Macmillan Research Fellow. This role will see him collaborating with Macmillan Cancer Support on research looking at self-management in people living with and beyond cancer following treatment.

    David is currently studying towards a PhD at the University of Lincoln.

    Department Responsibilities

    Instructor on the module Policy, Politics and People.

    Supervises BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care dissertation students.

    Assists with quantitative and qualitative methods teaching on research methods modules across the nursing and health and social care degree programmes.

    Subject Specialism

    research methods, cancer survivorship, self-management, social and supportive care needs of cancer patients, service evaluation, qualitative research, quantitative research

    Qualifications

    • PhD Health Studies (in progress) — University of Lincoln, 2016
    • MSc Political Research — University of Strathclyde, 2013
    • BA (Hons) Social Sciences with Politics & History — Glasgow Caledonian University, 2012

    Awards

    • School of Health and Social Care PhD Fellowship — University of Lincoln, 2016

    Professional Affiliations

    Research Interests

    Research Group Memberships

    Research Projects

    • Evaluation of a new Rehabilitation Medicine Community Outreach Service — United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust in 2015
    • Evaluation of the Lincolnshire Carers & Young Carers Partnership (LCYCP) Older Carers Project — Lincolnshire County Council in 2015
    • Meeting the social care needs of people affected by cancer in Lincolnshire — Macmillan Cancer Support/Bromhead Medical Charity in 2015
    • Investigating optimal hand-over practice: An evaluation of a new initiative from an acute medical setting — United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust in 2014
    • Supporting carers of people affected by cancer and other long-term conditions in Lincolnshire — Macmillan Cancer Support in 2014
    • Self-Management in people living with and beyond cancer following treatment — Macmillan Cancer Support & University of Lincoln

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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