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Dr Monique Lhussier

Associate Professor in Public Health and Wellbeing

Department: Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

I studied Biological Engineering and Nutrition in France before joining Northumbria University in 2001 and completing my PhD in Sociology in 2007.

My particular interests lie in long-term conditions, palliative care, quality of life and the engagement of 'hard to reach' groups. I have been involved in a variety of research projects articulated around the needs of people with long-term conditions, palliative care and the engagement of 'hard to reach' groups. I have developed a particular interest and level of expertise in quality of life.

My doctorate highlighted different paradigmatic positions on quality of life, and used a deconstructive analysis of the dual oppositions underpinning the concept. It also incorporated and highlighted our cultural and political understanding of quality of life, through the deconstructive analysis of cultural artefacts and policy documentation.

Methodologically, as well as embracing postmodern approaches to research, I have co-developed and used variations of soft system methodology and realist evaluation and synthesis.  These have been particularly successful in the analysis and articulation of complex community interventions. 

I teach and supervise professional doctorate and PhD students.

http://www.fuse.ac.uk

@MoniqueLhussier 

NRL Link

Campus Address

Coach Lane Campus East (H005)



0191 215 6036

Qualifications

PhD, MSc Biol Eng, MSc Nut, HND Biol

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

  • Hard to reach groups;
  • Enduring health needs;
  • Palliative care needs and provision;
  • Realist evaluation and synthesis
  • Long term conditions
  • Multimorbidity
  • Quality of life
  • End of life

Current/Recent Projects

  • Formative evaluation of care planning for people with long term conditions. North East SHA.  June 2010 - January 2011 (Principal Investigator)
  • Evaluation of longer term impacts of care planning implementation for people with long term conditions. North East SHA. April 2011 - November 2011 (Principal Investigator)
  • A realist review of outreach interventions for traveller communities. National Institute for Health Research - Public Health Research. June 2011 - June 2013. (co-applicant and day to day manager)
  • An ethnographic exploration and an evaluation of the potential of the Jirga for community engagement in research in North West Pakistan. Welcome Trust. October 2011- December 2013. (Co-applicant and methodological consultant)
  • Obesity prevention in adolescents. Project in support of the School and Public Health Nursing Association, funded by the Burdett Trust. January 2016- May 2018 (co-applicant)
  • Exposing the impact of advice services on health inequalities. Funded by the School of Public Health Research. April 2015 – March 2017 (co-applicant)
  • Evaluation of a Wrap Around Service for Vulnerable older adults. Funded by the Durham Dales Health Federation September 2015- August 2016 (principal investigator)
  • Improving Traveller Community health: how and when does outreach work? Funded by Northumbria University HEIF funding. May –July 2015 (co-applicant)
  • Outreach programme implementation decision making tree. Funded by Northumbria University HEIF funding. January-May 2015 (principal investigator)
  • An ethnographic exploration and an evaluation of the potential of the Jirga for community engagement in research in North West Pakistan. Funded by the Welcome Trust. December 2012- December 2013 (Co-applicant and methodological consultant)
  • A realist review of outreach interventions for traveller communities. Funded by the NIHR PHR. June 2011 - June 2013 (co-applicant and project manager)
  • Formative evaluation of care planning for people with long term conditions. Funded by the North East SHA.  June 2010 – January 2011 (Principal Investigator)
  • Evaluation of longer term impacts of care planning implementation for people with long term conditions. Funded by the North East SHA. April 2011 – November 2011 (Principal Investigator)

Key Publications

Lhussier, M, Lowe, N, Westaway, E, Dykes, F, McKeown, M, Munir, Aand Tahir, S (2016) Understanding communication pathways to foster community engagement for health improvement in North West Pakistan. BMC Public Health, 16 (591).

Dalkin, S, Lhussier, M, Philipson, P, Jones, D and Cunningham, W (2016) Reducing inequalities in care for patients with non-malignant diseases: Insights from a realist evaluation of an integrated palliative care pathway. Palliative Medicine, 30 (7). pp. 690-697.

Lhussier, M, Eaton, S, Forster, N, Thomas, M, Roberts, S and Carr, S (2015) Care planning for long-term conditions - a concept mapping. Health Expectations, 18 (5). pp. 605-624.

Dalkin, S, Greenhalgh, J, Jones, D, Cunningham, W and Lhussier, M (2015) What's in a mechanism? Development of a key concept in realist evaluation. Implementation Science, 10 (49).

Lhussier, M, Forster, N, Eaton, S and Carr, S (2015) Care planning for long term conditions in primary care: indicators of embeddedness.European Journal of Person Centred Healthcare, 3 (1). pp. 59-64.

Pennington M, Visram S, Donaldson C, White M, Lhussier M, Deane K, Carr SM (2013) Cost-effectiveness of health-related lifestyle advice delivered by peer or lay advisors: synthesis of evidence from a systematic review. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation In Press

Lhussier M, Eaton S, Forster N, Thomas M, Roberts S, Carr SM (2013) Care planning for long term conditions - a concept planning. Health Expectations In press http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hex.12063/abstract

Dalkin SM, Jones D, Lhussier M, Cunningham W (2012) Understanding integrated care pathways in palliative care using realist evaluation: A mixed-methods study protocol BMJ Open 2012 Jul 2;2(4). pii: e001533. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001533.

Lhussier M, Bangash S, Dykes F, Zaman M, Lowe N (2012) Implementation and evaluation of a health promotion initiative in north Pakistan: a realist framework. Health Promotion International 27(4): 453-462.

Dykes F, Lhussier M, Bangash S, Zaman M, Lowe N (2011) Exploration of meanings, beliefs and practices surrounding maternal and infant nutrition in North West Pakistan. Midwifery  - published online (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S026661381100146X

Lhussier M (2009) Quality of Life : Nomadological Insights - A nomadic exploration of quality of life in long-term conditions (VDM Verlag)

Further Information

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Monique_Lhussier/?ev=hdr_xprf

To view my Northumbria Research Link page click here

PGR Supervision

I have supervised 4 doctorates (professional doctorates and PhDs) to completion, and examined 4, internally and externally to Northumbria. I currently supervise 5 doctoral students, focussing on end of life / palliative care, multimorbidity and care planning, risk prevention interventions in young people, and approved mental health professional practice.


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