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Natalie Forster

Postgraduate Associate

Department: Social Sciences

Her research interests centre on the health of marginalised and socially excluded groups, in particular Gypsy and Traveller Communities. Natalie has been involved in a number of evaluations of public health interventions including outreach interventions for Traveller Communities and has experience in the use of realist evaluation and synthesis to understand complex public health interventions. Natalie’s ongoing PhD research uses narrative methodology informed by post-structuralism to explore the stories told about Traveller Community health both by Gypsies and Travellers themselves and public health practitioners. Natalie teaches on the Masters of Public Health.

Campus Address

Room H005, Coach Lane Campus East



Qualifications

Counselling and Guidance BA (Hons) September 01 2005

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Exposing the impact of intensive advice services on health, Dalkin, S., Forster, N., Hodgson, P., Lhussier, M., Philipson, P., Carr, S. 17 Dec 2018, 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. 22 Nov 2018, In: Journal of Poverty and Social Justice
  • Knocking on wood and bucking up your ideas: control and fatalism in Gypsy and Traveller health, Forster, N. Nov 2017, 10th European Public Health Conference
  • Public health interventions targeting excluded groups: trust as a key factor for success, Forster, N., Lhussier, M., Dalkin, S., Hodgson, P., Carr, S. Nov 2017, 10th European Public Health Conference
  • Lay health advisers: scoping the role and intervention landscape, Carr, S., Lhussier, M., Forster, N. 28 Jul 2017, In: Journal of Healthcare Leadership
  • Citizens Advice services as buffer between inflexible state agencies and disadvantaged individuals: a realist investigation, Hodgson, P., Dalkin, S., Forster, N., Lhussier, M., Carr, S. 4 Apr 2017, British Sociological Association Conference
  • ‘I wouldn’t change to be anything else’: Poor health and its problem for personal identity in Gypsy and Traveller Community accounts of health, Forster, N. 4 Apr 2017, British Sociological Association Conference
  • Uncovering the contexts and mechanisms through which an intensive citizens advice service has health impacts, Dalkin, S., Forster, N., Lhussier, M., Hodgson, P., Carr, S. 19 Jan 2017, HEDS Seminar, ScHARR
  • Layering programme, pathway and substantive theories in realist evaluation, Dalkin, S., Forster, N., Hodgson, P., Lhussier, M., Carr, S. 3 Oct 2016, Centre for the Advancement of Realist Evaluation and Synthesis (CARES) 2016
  • Uncovering the contexts and mechanisms through which an intensive citizens advice service has health impacts -emerging theories, Dalkin, S., Forster, N., Lhussier, M., Hodgson, P., Carr, S. 3 Oct 2016, Centre for the Advancement of Realist Evaluation and Synthesis (CARES) 2016


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