Dr Pauline Nelson (PhD) - personal details
Role: Research Fellow
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 6069
Manchester Centre for Dermatology Research Institute of Inflammation & Repair
Manchester Centre for Dermatology Research
Institute of Inflammation & Repair
My expertise is in qualitative methods with a particular interest in how people cope with conditions that affect appearance and service user involvement in research. I joined the Manchester Centre for Dermatology Research in 2010 to lead on the qualitative aspects of the NIHR IMPACT Programme of research in psoriasis. This work has helped to establish qualitative research as a major strand in dermatology through national and international conference contributions across a range of disciplines and publications in high impact international journals. Prior to joining dermatology, my PhD which was supported by the Medical Research Council investigated the experiences of parents during their child's long-term treatment for cleft lip and/or palate. Post-doctoral research focused on patients' experiences of living with long-term conditions (angina, COPD and diabetes) and as well as on the organisation and delivery of health services (early detection of cancer, patients' use of electronic health information, primary care services for people with learning disability, maternity service organisation, and smoking cessation). In addition, have several years experience of managing international research programmes in the field of craniofacial anomalies.
Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies
Member UK Society for Behavioural Medicine
Affiliate Member International Society for Behavioural Medicine
PhD, 2010 University of Manchester, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences: 'Parents' Experiences of Children's Long-Term Treatment for Cleft Lip and/or Palate' (A qualitative study using Grounded Theory)
Diploma in Careers Guidance, 1988 Manchester Polytechnic
B. A. (Hons), 1987 University of Manchester, French Studies, Class 2:i
I am a Research Fellow on the IMPACT Programme of research into psoriasis funded by NIHR. I am looking qualitatively at illness beliefs, coping, risk communication and behaviour change with patients and health care professionals.