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Dr Natalie Forster

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Natalie is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria, and a member of Fuse (The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health). Her work lies at the intersection of sociology and public health, focusing in particular on the health experiences of marginalised groups, and the development and evaluation of service innovations to address inequalities in health and social care. Natalie is experienced in applying a range of research approaches to this area including narrative methodology, creative methods, systematic review, and realist evaluation and synthesis.

Using poststructuralist informed narrative inquiry, her PhD research explored the stories and preferred identities that health practitioners and Traveller Communities carry into interactions with one another, and the associated implications for communication.

Natalie teaches on the Masters of Public Health at Northumbria.

Twitter: @ForsterNatalie

Natalie Forster

Campus Address

Room H005, Coach Lane Campus East

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Exposing the impact of intensive advice services on health: a realist evaluation, Dalkin, S., Forster, N., Hodgson, P., Lhussier, M., Philipson, P., Carr, S. 1 May 2019, In: Health & Social Care in the Community
  • Energy advice for Traveller Communities in the context of ethnic and spatial premiums: 'paying the price' for other people's choices, Forster, N., Hodgson, P., Bailey, C. 28 Feb 2019, In: Journal of Poverty and Social Justice
  • Lay health advisers: scoping the role and intervention landscape, Carr, S., Lhussier, M., Forster, N. 28 Jul 2017, In: Journal of Healthcare Leadership
  • Exposing the impact of Citizens Advice Bureau services on health: a realist evaluation protocol, Forster, N., Dalkin, S., Lhussier, M., Hodgson, P., Carr, S. 20 Jan 2016, In: BMJ Open
  • Jelena Ĉvorović: The Roma: A Balkan Underclass, Forster, N. 1 Sep 2016, In: Czech Sociological Review
  • A realist synthesis of the evidence on outreach programmes for health improvement of Traveller Communities, Lhussier, M., Carr, S., Forster, N. 1 Jun 2016, In: Journal of Public Health
  • Care planning for long-term conditions - a concept mapping, Lhussier, M., Eaton, S., Forster, N., Thomas, M., Roberts, S., Carr, S. Oct 2015, In: Health Expectations
  • Care planning for long term conditions in primary care: indicators of embeddedness, Lhussier, M., Forster, N., Eaton, S., Carr, S. 2015, In: European Journal of Person Centred Healthcare
  • Outreach programmes for health improvement of Traveller Communities: a synthesis of evidence, Carr, S., Lhussier, M., Forster, N., Goodall, D., Geddes, L., Pennington, M., Bancroft, A., Adams, J., Michie, S. Jul 2014, In: Public Health Research
  • Looking after yourself: Clinical understandings of chronic-care self management strategies in rural and urban contexts of the United Kingdom and Australia, Carr, S., Paliadelis, P., Lhussier, M., Forster, N., Eaton, S., Parmenter, G., Death, C. 23 Apr 2014, In: SAGE Open Medicine

  • Justine Gallagher A Biographical Narrative Exploration of Infant Feeding in an Area with Low Breastfeeding Rates Start Date: 07/01/2021 End Date: 24/02/2023
  • Martin Gallagher Exploring interventions to tackle service provider discrimination against Roma, Gypsy and Traveller Communities Start Date: 10/01/2022

  • BA (Hons)
  • PGCert
  • PhD

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