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Dr Gillian Stokes
Room 203
10 Woburn Square
London
WC1H 0NR
Tel: +44 (0)20 7612 6520
Appointment
  • Research Associate
  • IOE - Social Science
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

I have been involved in projects at the SSRU since May 2013 and joined the EPPI-Centre at the SSRU in August 2014. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, I had extensive experience in the commercial world, working in media and television.  I now conduct health focused systematic reviews, with topics ranging from impact of medical conditions on various demographic groups to health benefits of improved domestic services. I have recently completed my PhD on children's participation in medicines research and development. I am a qualified herbal practitioner and medical ethnobotanist. 

Research Summary

I am a mixed-methods researcher who works on a number of collaborative projects in the field of public involvement in research, medicine, public health and methods development for evidence-based health policy creation. I have a particular interest in research that focuses on children's involvement, diversity and underrepresented communities, particularly mixed-ethnicity communities and the impact of missing medical histories on personal medical decisions.   My research expertise covers a variety of qualitative and systematic reviewing research methods.  I have published, and teach, on various topics including: discourse analysis (all types); research methods development; thematic and framework synthesis; evidence mapping methods, Bakhtinian theory; intrapersonal role conflict theory; children's rights; and developing methods for children's involvement in medicines research.

ORCID: 0000-0001-5000-784X

Teaching Summary

My teaching centres on qualitative research, public involvement in research (PPI) and systematic review training, research methods, practical research skills and theory.  I teach on the MSc Social Research and Social Policy and run a MSc module that focuses on public involvement entitled, Research Engagement, Participation and Impact (REPI) in the Department of Social Science.  I also teach interview methods and thematic analysis for the Doctor of Educational Psychology course and children's participation for the UCL Eastman Dental Institute. Further, I supervise students completing their masters dissertations.

Academic Background
2019   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
2008   Master of Science University of Kent
2006   Bachelor of Science Middlesex University
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