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Prof Susan Carr

Professor of Public Health Research and Associate Director of FUSE

Department: Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Prof Susan Carr is Professor of Public Health Research in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences at the University of Northumbria, England.

Susan Carr is Professor of Public Health Research in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences at the University of Northumbria, England. She is also Associate Director of Fuse (Centre for Translational Research in Public Health) and Visiting Professor at the University of New England, Australia. She has a substantial clinical, education and research history in primary care and public health. Her work is located in the Health Improvement Research Programme which is underpinned by a translational philosophy. Her research portfolio focuses on complex public health interventions and embraces knowledge articulation, understanding and responding to needs of hard to reach or disengaged populations, proximal and distal outcome identification and measurement. These subjects require a diverse methodology with an emphasis on qualitative, realist and soft systems approaches.

0191 215 6217

Qualifications

PhD, MSc, BA, Dip Soc Res, RGN,RHV, RNT, HVL, PGCE

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

  • Primary care
  • Public health
  • Nursing
  • Decision making
  • Complex interventions and methodologies
  • Realist evaluation
  • Evidence syntheses
  • New role development and role diversification
  • Understanding population health need and service responses 

Current/Recent Projects

Centre for Translational Research in Public Health (FUSE). MRC 20013-18. Co applicant

Outreach programmes for health improvement of traveller communities: A pluralistic synthesis of evidence. Funder NIHR PH Programme. 2011-13. Principal Investigator

An evidence synthesis of qualitative and quantitative research on the component intervention techniques, effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, equity and acceptability of different versions of the health-related lifestyle adviser role in improving health and wellbeing in the UK. Funder : NHIR HTA Programme 2008-2010. Principal Investigator

Wellbeing Portfolio Evaluation Framework :New Leaf, New Life. NE SHA. 2009. Principal Investigator

Establishment of the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health (FUSE) 2008. UKCRC . Co applicant

Key Publications

Lhussier, Monique, Eaton, Simon, Forster, Natalie, Thomas, Mathew, Roberts, Sue and Carr, Susan (2013) Care planning for long-term conditions - a concept mapping. Health Expectations. n/a-n/a. ISSN 1369-6513 (In Press) DOI: 10.1111/hex.12063

Pattison, Natalie, Carr, Susan, Dolan, Shelley and Turnock, Chris (2013) 'Viewing in slow motion': patients’, families’, nurses’ and doctors’ perspectives on end-of-life care in critical care. Journal Of Clinical Nursing.22(9-10):1442-54. doi: 10.1111/jocn.12095 ISSN 1365-2702.

Carr S M, Lhussier M, Forster N, Geddes L, Deane K, Pennington M, Visram S, White M, Michie S, Donaldson C, Hildreth A 2010
An evidence synthesis of qualitative and quantitative research on component intervention techniques, effectiveness, cost effectiveness, equity and acceptability of different versions of health-related lifestyle adviser role in improving health. Health Technol Assess. 2011 Feb;15(9):iii-iv, 1-284. doi: 10.3310/hta15090.

Wolkowski, A, Carr, S M, Clarke C. 2010 What does respite mean for palliative care service users and their carers? Messages from a conceptual mapping. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 16,8,388-392

Carr, S M & Clarke C L 2010 Continuity, change and learning: the managers role in mobilizing and nurturing development Journal of Nursing Management Volume 18, Issue 3, Pages: 332-338

Carr, S M, Lhussier M & Chandler C 2010 The supervision of professional doctorates: methodological insights Nurse Education Today Volume 30, Issue 4, May 2010, Pages 279-284


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