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Dr Monique Lhussier

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

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.


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Coach Lane Campus East (H005)


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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Adaptation to loss of visual function, Okonji, P., Bailey, C., Lhussier, M., Cattan, M. 3 Jul 2019, In: Activities, Adaptation and Aging
  • 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
  • Community care for severely frail older people, Lhussier, M., Dalkin, S., Hetherington, R. 1 Mar 2019, In: International journal of older people nursing
  • Care planning: what works, for whom and in what circumstances?, Brown, S., Lhussier, M., Dalkin, S., Eaton, S. 1 Dec 2018, In: Qualitative Health Research
  • Viewing dressing evaluation through a pragmatic lens: The application of Dewey's experimentalism in the development of evidence for dressing selection, Pagnamenta, F., Lhussier, M. Oct 2018, In: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
  • Open communication strategies between a triad of ‘experts’ facilitates Death in Usual Place of Residence: A realist evaluation, Dalkin, S., Lhussier, M., Jones, A., Philipson, P., Cunningham, W. 1 May 2018, In: Palliative Medicine
  • Exploring the use of Soft Systems Methodology with realist approaches, Dalkin, S., Lhussier, M., Williams, L., Burton, C., Rycroft-Malone, J. 19 Jan 2018, In: Evaluation
  • 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
  • Protocol for a realist review of complex interventions to prevent adolescents from engaging in multiple risk behaviours, Cooper, C., Lhussier, M., Shucksmith, J., Carr, S. 1 Sep 2017, In: BMJ Open
  • Lay health advisers: scoping the role and intervention landscape, Carr, S., Lhussier, M., Forster, N. 28 Jul 2017, In: Journal of Healthcare Leadership

PGR Supervision

  • Christina Cooper Start: 01/10/2014
  • Saoud Jamali Start: 06/02/2019
  • Joanne Atkinson Start: 27/09/2011
  • Stephen Jefferies Start: 24/10/2018
  • Sarah Brown Care and support planning for people with long term conditions: a realist evaluation Start: 01/10/2014
  • Joanne Atkinson Dying Through the Looking Glass…the Influence of Discursive Formations on End of Life Care Start: 27/09/2011
  • Stephen Jefferies Start: 24/10/2018
  • BERNARD WELLS . Start: 01/10/2015


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