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Dr Gillian Stokes
Room 203
10 Woburn Square
Tel: +44 (0)20 7612 6520
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  • Lecturer
  • IOE - Social Research Institute
  • UCL Institute of Education

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 provide module tutoring for Migration and Society and Sociology of Childhood.  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. 

Supervision: BSc Social Science

MSc Social Policy and Social Research

PhD (Subsidiary Supervision)

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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