Dorothy works within the Epidemiology & Cancer Statistics Group (ECSG) where she uses qualitative methods to explore factors associated with the experiences of patients diagnosed with haematological malignancies (leukaemias, lymphomas and myeloma).
Dorothy completed an undergraduate degree in English at Queen’s University in Belfast before moving to York and training as a registered nurse. She then worked in Kenya as a VSO for three years, followed by several more years working in Africa. Dorothy has worked on a wide range of research projects within the Department of Health Sciences, including studies on nurses’ use of research information in clinical decision making; new roles and skill mix in nursing; patient involvement in patient safety; barriers and facilitators to smoking cessation in pregnancy; orthotic devices for knee instability.
Dorothy has a broad range of research interests including skill mix in healthcare delivery; new nursing roles; evidence-based practice; patient safety; surgical wound healing; smoking cessation in pregnancy; information needs of patients with haematological malignancies, their families and clinicians involved in their care.
Supervision of students undertaking Masters level study within the Department of Health Sciences