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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 Research and Knowledge Exchange for the department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing; Associate Director of Fuse (The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health (http://www.fuse.ac.uk) 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)



Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

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. Thus methodologically, as well as embracing postmodern approaches to research, I have expertise in soft system methodology and realist evaluation and synthesis.

Key Publications

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  • Using computer assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS; NVivo) to assist in the complex process of realist theory generation, refinement and testing, Dalkin, S., Forster, N., Hodgson, P., Lhussier, M., Carr, S. 2 Jan 2021
  • Blurring the boundaries between synthesis and evaluation. A customized realist evaluative synthesis into adolescent risk behavior prevention, Cooper, C., Lhussier, M., Carr, S. 1 May 2020, In: Research Synthesis Methods
  • ‘Everything takes too long and nobody is listening’: Developing theory to understand the impact of advice on stress and the ability to cope, Mustafa, J., Hodgson, P., Lhussier, M., Forster, N., Carr, S., Dalkin, S. 23 Apr 2020, In: PLoS One
  • Information sharing challenges in end-of-life care: a qualitative study of patient, family and professional perspectives on the potential of an Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination System, Standing, H., Patterson, B., Lee, M., Dalkin, S., Lhussier, M., Bate, A., Exley, C., Brittain, K. Oct 2020, In: BMJ Open
  • Namaste Care in the home setting: Developing initial realist explanatory theories and uncovering unintended outcomes., Dalkin, S., Lhussier, M., Kendall, N., Atkinson, J., Tolman, S. 22 Jan 2020, In: BMJ Open
  • Opening up the unfamiliar and enabling new pathways for movement and becoming: Through, in, and beyond attachment, Carlyle, D., Robson, I., Lhussier, M. 17 Jan 2020, In: Journal of Childhood Studies
  • The impact of precarious employment on the health and wellbeing of UK immigrants: a systematic review: A systematic review, Muoka, M., Lhussier, M. 1 Oct 2020, In: Journal of Poverty and Social Justice
  • Adaptation to loss of visual function: implications for rehabilitation on subtle nuances of communication, Okonji, P., Bailey, C., Lhussier, M., Cattan, M. 3 Jul 2019, In: Activities, Adaptation and Aging
  • Community care for severely frail older people: developing explanations of how, why and for whom it works, Lhussier, M., Dalkin, S., Hetherington, R. 1 Mar 2019, In: International journal of older people nursing
  • 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

Professional Activity

PGR Supervision

  • 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
  • Martin Gallagher Exploring interventions to tackle service provider discrimination against Roma, Gypsy and Traveller Communities Start Date: 18/01/2021
  • Joanne McGrath Access to health and social support services for women with multiple and complex needs – an intersectional analysis 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
  • 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
  • BERNARD WELLS . Start Date: 01/10/2015

Qualifications

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


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