MSc, BS (Hons)
Meredith Newlin, Msc, BS is a Research Fellow at the University of York and based full time in the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King’s College London. With degrees in child development (University of Minnesota- Twin Cities) and health psychology (University College London and King’s College London), Meredith has previously worked on research projects related to family interventions for youth offenders and the impact of risk perceptions on health behaviour. She also serves on the Board of Directors for an African development organisation. These experiences led to her strong interest in supporting strategic efforts that empower individuals within community-based health and social care.
Meredith is working on the Connecting People Intervention (CPI) Study, an NIHR funded study involving researchers from King's College London, University of Central Lancashire and University of York. This study is a multi-site pilot to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Connecting People Intervention which explores the role of health and social care workers in enabling vulnerable adults to develop social relationships. It is increasingly important for social care service users in England to develop social relationships and engage in their local communities as care provision diversifies. This study will provide evidence about ways of working which produce the best outcomes at the lowest cost.
Meredith is also pursuing her PhD part-time at the University of York, supervised by Professor Martin Webber, studying the translation of health and social research to international contexts to maximise the impact of best practices and potentially effective results from the Connecting People Intervention study.
The translation of health and social research to international contexts to maximise the impact of best practices and potentially effective results from the Connecting People Intervention (CPI) Study.
Working with collaborators in India, this research aims to combine qualitative and quantitative research methods to further develop our understanding of social network enhancement in lower- and middle-income countries. It is anticipated that through a two-stage process of ethnography and quasi-experimental pilot of the Connecting People Intervention (CPI), this research will inform the potential opportunities or constraints for social capital intervention adaptation to international contexts.