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Dr Sonia Dalkin

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Sonia Dalkin is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences at the University of Northumbria, England. She is also a member of Fuse (the centre for translational research in public health). Sonia has specific interests in palliative care, health inequalities and complex interventions. These subjects require a diverse methodology with an emphasis on mixed methods, realist and soft systems approaches. Accordingly, Sonia has significant experience in realist approaches, providing training in the approach throughout the UK and internationally. Her work portfolio reflects her realist experience with projects in palliative care, end-of-life care and Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs). 

Campus Address

H005, Coach Lane Campus East


Health PhD January 31 2014

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A critical exploration of professional jurisdictions and role boundaries in inter-professional end-of-life care in the community, Standing, H., Patterson, B., Dalkin, S., Exley, C., Brittain, K. 31 Aug 2020, In: Social Science and Medicine
  • Attracting, recruiting and retaining nurses and care workers working in care homes: the need for a nuanced understanding informed by evidence and theory, Devi, R., Goodman, C., Dalkin, S., Bate, A., Wright, J., Jones, L., Spilsbury, K. 1 Jul 2020, In: Age and Ageing
  • ‘Everything takes too long and nobody is listening’: Developing theory to understand the impact of advice on stress and the ability to cope, Mustafa, J., Hodgson, P., Lhussier, M., Forster, N., Carr, S., Dalkin, S. 23 Apr 2020, In: PLoS One
  • Exploring and understanding the scope and value of the Parkinson’s nurse in the UK (The USP Project): a realist economic evaluation protocol, Brown, S., Dalkin, S., Bate, A., Bradford, R., Allen, C., Brittain, K., Clarke, A., Hand, A. 25 Aug 2020, In: BMJ Open
  • Information sharing challenges in end-of-life care: a qualitative study of patient, family and professional perspectives on the potential of an Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination System, Standing, H., Patterson, B., Lee, M., Dalkin, S., Lhussier, M., Bate, A., Exley, C., Brittain, K. Oct 2020, In: BMJ Open
  • Namaste Care in the home setting: Developing initial realist explanatory theories and uncovering unintended outcomes., Dalkin, S., Lhussier, M., Kendall, N., Atkinson, J., Tolman, S. 22 Jan 2020, In: BMJ Open
  • Using Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS; NVivo) to assist in the complex process of realist theory generation, refinement and testing., Dalkin, S., Forster, N., Hodgson, P., Lhussier, M., Carr, S. 20 Aug 2020
  • Community care for severely frail older people, Lhussier, M., Dalkin, S., Hetherington, R. 1 Mar 2019, In: International journal of older people nursing
  • Exposing the impact of intensive advice services on health, Dalkin, S., Forster, N., Hodgson, P., Lhussier, M., Philipson, P., Carr, S. 1 May 2019, In: Health & Social Care in the Community
  • Paramedic information needs in end-of-life care: a qualitative interview study exploring access to a shared electronic record as a potential solution, Patterson, B., Standing, H., Lee, M., Dalkin, S., Lhussier, M., Exley, C., Brittain, K. 5 Dec 2019, In: BMC Palliative Care

PGR Supervision

  • Peter Dryden Start: 03/01/2019
  • Andrew Bailey Start: 02/01/2020


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