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Dr Holly Standing

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Holly is a Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow in the Department of Nursing, Midwifery & Health.  Holly is a medical sociologist and has an educational background in psychology.  Holly’s research interests are focused around end-of-life, and medical technologies and their impacts on the body and constructions of identity. In her PhD research Holly explored the impact of living with a Ventricular Assist Device, a mechanical heart pump and alternative to heart transplantation, using interpretive phenomenology to explore how individuals made sense of their life with the device, and how they reconfigure their perceptions of their body and identity in response to the impacts of the technology.

Holly Standing

Campus Address

Room H017 Coach Lane Campus East
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7XA

Qualifications

Sociology PhD April 22 2016

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Paramedic information needs in end-of-life care: a qualitative interview study exploring access to a shared electronic record as a potential solution, Patterson, B., Standing, H., Lee, M., Dalkin, S., Lhussier, M., Exley, C., Brittain, K. 5 Dec 2019, In: BMC Palliative Care
  • Corman, M.K. Paramedics On and Off the Streets: Emergency Medical Services in the Age of Technological Governance. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2017. 219pp £20.99 (pbk) 978-1442629875, Standing, H. 5 Jun 2018, In: Sociology of Health and Illness
  • GPs’ experiences and perceptions of early detection of liver disease, Standing, H., Jarvis, H., Orr, J., Exley, C., Hudson, M., Kaner, E., Hanratty, B. 1 Nov 2018, In: British Journal of General Practice
  • 'We're like a gang, we stick together': Experiences of Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) communities, Standing, H., Exley, C., MacGowan, G., Rapley, T. 1 Jun 2018, In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Barriers to access to education for young people with epilepsy in Northern Tanzania, Quereshi, C., Standing, H., Swai, A., Hunter, E., Walker, R., Owens, S. 1 Jul 2017, In: Epilepsy and Behavior
  • ‘Being’ a ventricular assist device recipient: A liminal existence, Standing, H., Rapley, T., MacGowan, G., Exley, C. Oct 2017, In: Social Science & Medicine
  • How can primary care enhance end-of-life care for liver disease? Qualitative study of general practitioners’ perceptions and experiences, Standing, H., Jarvis, H., Orr, J., Exley, C., Hudson, M., Kaner, E., Hanratty, B. 1 Aug 2017, In: BMJ Open

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Holly is a Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow in the Department of Nursing, Midwifery & Health.  Holly is a medical sociologist and has an educational background in psychology.  Holly’s research interests are focused around end-of-life, and medical technologies and their impacts on the body and constructions of identity. In her PhD research Holly explored the impact of living with a Ventricular Assist Device, a mechanical heart pump and alternative to heart transplantation, using interpretive phenomenology to explore how individuals made sense of their life with the device, and how they reconfigure their perceptions of their body and identity in response to the impacts of the technology.


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