Mary joined the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York in July 2020, after completing her PhD at the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, King’s College London. Mary’s PhD focused on ‘Development and feasibility testing of a novel community-based enhanced care intervention to improve person-centred outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS in Ghana’.
Prior to this, Mary completed MSc in Nursing Education at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh in 2014, became a Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (HEA) as well as taught undergraduate nursing students and worked as a registered nurse in Ghana.
Person-centred care, intervention development, feasibility studies, randomised controlled trials, qualitative studies, and Early Childhood Development.
Mary's current projects are:
Peer reviewer for the journal 'AIDS Care'
Oral presentation: Development and feasibility testing of a novel community-based enhanced care intervention (ECI) to improve person-centred outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS in Ghana. 6th International African Palliative Care Conference, 17-20 September 2019, Kigali Convention Centre, Rwanda.
Oral presentation: Phase II Mixed Methods Feasibility Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial of a Novel Community-based Enhanced Care Intervention to improve person-centred outcomes for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Ghana. AIDSImpact 14th International Conference, 29-31st July 2019, London, United Kingdom.
Poster presentation: How Can We Achieve Person-centred Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS? A Qualitative Study of Healthcare Professionals and Patients in Ghana. 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, 23-25 May 2019, Berlin, Germany.
Poster presentation: A Systematic Review of the Evidence for Community and Person-centred Models of Care and their Impact on Outcomes for People Living with HIV/AIDS. 10th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, 24-26 May 2018, Bern, Switzerland.
Took part in a BBC interview featuring King’s College London and the Cicely Saunders Institute on my experiences of caring for the dying: What's it like to care for the dying?