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Academic Biography

Pat is a Research Fellow at Teesside University specialising in evaluating health and social care interventions and Social Return on Investment evaluations. Before her return to Teesside University Pat worked in a variety of research roles including Research Consultant for Social Development Direct which involved working on a long term national evaluation for the ODPM involving community safety, anti-social behaviour, participatory methodologies. Other research experience includes the evaluation of a Community Safety Initiative for the Scottish Government, end of life care services, service user involvement, continued professional development, adult social care and care for the elderly in the community, learning disabilities and dual sensory loss.  Pat has good experience of working at national, regional and local levels.

Pat's research interests continue to be involving hard to reach groups in the research process both as participants and advisors and designing participatory tools to enhance engagement e.g. people with learning disabilities, elderly people, and children. Other interests include the evaluation of community based public health interventions, access to health services, adult social care, social return on investment processes and methods and a wide range of research and evaluation methodologies

Summary of Research Interests

Research interests:

  • Public health interventions
  • Community based research and evaluation
  • Adult social care
  • Elderly care in the community
  • Social Return on Investment
  • Learning Disabilities

Current Projects:

  • Sunderland Infant Feeding Participatory Action Research Project - Sunderland City Council Public Health
  • Sports England Local Pilot Project - Redcar & Cleveland/Middlesbrough Councils
  • Pre-operative Risk Education Package (PREP) - South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • Evaluation of Privacy Tool - NCMP

Past Projects:

  • Social Return on Investment (SROI) Evaluation of Independent Living Services – Coast & Country Housing
  • SROI Evaluation of In Good Hands Deafblindness Awareness Project – SCENE CiC
  • SROI Evaluation of the Community Agents Programme - TVRCC
  • Evaluation of Early Discharge Service following lung resection - South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • Evaluation of MA  Advancing Quality, Safety and Governance in Health & Social Care and constituent programmes - Teesside University
  • Research Support and Training – Families Talking
  • Tier 2 Weight Management Project – North Yorkshire County Council
  • BabyClear - Service User Involvement
  • Access to health services for people with learning disabilities - Public Health England
  • Access to dental health services for people with learning disabilities - Public Health England
  • Fluoride Varnish Project – Public Health England

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Teesside University

Sep 2012Sep 2014

Teesside University

Sep 2003Jun 2004

Master, Teesside University

Sep 1998Jun 2000

Bachelor, Teesside University

Sep 1195Jun 1998

External positions

FUSE Associate

2013 → …

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2008 2019

Perceptions of early discharge following lung surgery: I’m a patient “get me out of here”

Harrison, S., Watson, P., Milburn, C., Bowe, F. & Dunning, J., 12 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Lung Neoplasms
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Patient Discharge
287 Downloads (Pure)

A mixed method evaluation of adult tier 2 lifestyle weight management service provision across a county in Northern England.

Ells, L., Watson, P., Carlebach, S., O'Malley, C., Jones, D., Machaira, T., Whittaker, V., Clements, H., Walker, P., Needham, K., Summerbell, C. D. C., Coulton, V. & Araújo-Soares, V., 1 Jun 2018, In : Clinical obesity. 8, 3, p. 191-202 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Life Style
Weights and Measures
Weight Loss
Morbid Obesity

Developing awareness of deafblindness in health and social care provision for older people

Ling, J., Watson, P., Sutton, D. & Quinn, B., 31 Jul 2017, In : Deafblind Review. p. 27-32

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
social isolation
communication disorder

In Good Hands: Deafblind Support Project

Watson, P., Ling, J. & Hamilton, S., 2017

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report