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Prof Monique Lhussier

Professor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Having graduated as an engineer in biological sciences, with a Masters in cellular nutrition and a PhD in sociology, I am a lifelong researcher. As a social scientist, I have expertise in marginalisation, welfare and wellbeing. My work focuses on understanding processes of engagement for groups which are often deemed ‘hard to reach’ or in situations of social or health precarity. I have expertise in a number of research methodologies and I am particularly known for my innovative work in realist approaches to research.

I am Director of the Centre for Health and Social Equity; and deputy lead for the theme of Health Inequalities and Marginalised Communities of the NIHR North East North Cumbria Applied Research Collaboration (https://arc-nenc.nihr.ac.uk/).

 

Monique Lhussier

Campus Address

Coach Lane Campus East (H005)



I have held awards, as Principal Investigator and collaborator, totalling over £11 million from funders including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), which focus on knowledge translation and on the experiences of people who are marginalised or find themselves in situation of social or health precarity.

My research is two pronged. On the one hand it focuses on the use of metaphors and discursive formations in culturally specific understandings of key societal concepts such death, attachment, or quality of life. On the other hand, I focus on the pragmatic understanding of ‘what works’ in service delivery to meet the needs of people who may have complex and multiple needs. I use theory to explain the vagaries of public health interventions in their broadest possible sense, with a focus on the broader societal and structural determinants of health. As well as embracing postmodern approaches to research, I have expertise in soft system methodology and realist evaluation and synthesis.

I am currently co-leading a £1.4M UKRI funded programme of work to help tackle homelessness in the North East and Cumbria.

I have also recently undertaken research on women's experiences of homelessness.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Addressing health inequalities in times of austerity: implementation of a place-based approach in multitiered local government, Lee, C., Buswell, M., Cocker, J., Buckner, S., Cowan, A., Lhussier, M. 26 Apr 2024, In: Perspectives in Public Health
  • Does better than expected life expectancy in areas of disadvantage indicate health resilience? Stakeholder perspectives and possible explanations, Mead, R., Rinaldi, C., McGill, E., Egan, M., Popay, J., Hartwell, G., Daras, K., Edwards, A., Lhussier, M. 1 May 2024, In: Health and Place
  • ‘The book’s a conversation starter’: a realist exploration of the salutogenic potential of reading for pleasure, Sirisena, M., Lhussier, M., Kaner, E., Wearn, A., Gray, J., James, R., Redgate, S. 30 Apr 2024, In: Medical Humanities
  • The (dis)organisation of leg ulcer care in the UK: a realist synthesis, Pagnamenta, F., Lhussier, M., Rapley, T. 23 Apr 2024, In: Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • The (dis)organization of leg ulcer care: A realist synthesis, Pagnamenta, F., Lhussier, M., Rapley, T. 15 May 2024, In: Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • A review of leg ulcerations coverage in the United Kingdom print media: A growing problem for the vulnerable adult, Pagnamenta, F., Lhussier, M., Rapley, T. 1 Jun 2023, In: Journal of Vascular Nursing
  • Relational stigma as a social determinant of health: “I'm not what you _____see me as”, Addison, M., Lhussier, M., Bambra, C. 1 Dec 2023, In: SSM - Qualitative Research in Health
  • Social capital and women’s narratives of homelessness and multiple exclusion in northern England, McGrath, J., Crossley, S., Lhussier, M., Forster, N. 9 Mar 2023, In: International Journal for Equity in Health
  • "They tarred me with the same brush": navigating stigma in the context of child removal, McGrath, J., Lhussier, M., Crossley, S., Forster, N. 17 Jun 2023, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Why patients in specialist palliative care in-patient settings are at high risk of falls and falls-related harm: A realist synthesis, Louise Forrow, H., Lhussier, M., Scott, J., Atkinson, J. 1 Dec 2022, In: Palliative Medicine

  • Joanne McGrath Navigating complexity: women's stories of chronic homelessness Start Date: 01/12/2020
  • Helen Forrow Patient safety in hospice care – should we, could we and do we make falls prevention a priority? A mixed methods approach to exploring the factors affecting hospice patients and their care providers. Start Date: 01/03/2020
  • Saoud Al-Jamali Qatar Learning Management Project: Exploration of factors influencing secondary school teachers’ practices Start Date: 06/02/2019 End Date: 16/12/2021
  • Sonia Dalkin The Realist Evaluation of a Palliative Integrated Care Pathway in Primary Care: What Works, For Whom and in What Circumstances? Start Date: 18/09/2012 End Date: 17/09/2014
  • Joanne Atkinson Dying Through the Looking Glass…the Influence of Discursive Formations on End of Life Care Start Date: 27/09/2011 End Date: 18/03/2020
  • Sarah Brown Care and support planning for people with long term conditions: a realist evaluation Start Date: 01/10/2014 End Date: 16/09/2019
  • Jean Davison Researching Ageing Bodies in the Home: A Foucauldian Analysis Start Date: 02/09/2013 End Date: 25/02/2016
  • Gillian Reid Primary head teachers as community leaders: identity as an interpretative lens for action. Start Date: 26/07/2011 End Date: 28/10/2014
  • Fania Pagnamenta Understanding Dressing Evaluation: A Pragmatist Perspective Start Date: 20/10/2015 End Date: 03/10/2016
  • Christina Cooper Complex Interventions to Prevent Adolescents from Engaging in Multiple Risk Behaviours; A Realist Enquiry Start Date: 01/10/2014 End Date: 10/10/2018
  • Sarah Brown Care and support planning for people with long term conditions: a realist evaluation Start Date: 01/10/2014 End Date: 16/09/2019
  • Christina Cooper Complex Interventions to Prevent Adolescents from Engaging in Multiple Risk Behaviours; A Realist Enquiry Start Date: 01/10/2014 End Date: 10/10/2018
  • Saoud Al-Jamali Start Date: 06/02/2019
  • Joanne Atkinson Dying Through the Looking Glass…the Influence of Discursive Formations on End of Life Care Start Date: 27/09/2011 End Date: 01/10/2019
  • Stephen Jefferies Start Date: 24/10/2018
  • Joanne Atkinson Dying Through the Looking Glass…the Influence of Discursive Formations on End of Life Care Start Date: 27/09/2011 End Date: 31/10/2019
  • Stephen Jefferies The Approved Mental Health Professional: A State of Independence? Start Date: 24/10/2018 End Date: 26/06/2022
  • BERNARD WELLS . Start Date: 01/10/2015

  • Sociology PhD September 01 2004
  • Nutrition MSc June 30 1995
  • Applied Biology MSc June 30 1995


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