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Mary Abboah-Offei
Research Associate

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Biography

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.

 

 

Research

Overview

Person-centred care, intervention development, feasibility studies, randomised controlled trials, qualitative studies, and Early Childhood Development.

Projects

Mary's current projects are:

  • The Nairobi Childcare Community of Practice: Study to improve the quality of paid childcare services for children in poor urban settings in Kenta (British Academy)
  • CHPS: Adapting the Community Health Planning and Services (CHPS) programme in Ghana to engage urban poor communities (MRC)

Research group(s)

Public Health & Society

Publications

Full publications list

Mary Abboah-Offei's publications

External activities

Memberships

  • Nurses’ and Midwives’ Council of Ghana
  • Global Health and Palliative Care Advisory Group
  • African Palliative Care Association.
  • African Palliative Care Research Network

Editorial duties

Peer reviewer for the journal 'AIDS Care'

Invited talks and conferences

Invited talks:

  • To deliver a pre-conference research workshop on ‘Developing and evaluating complex interventions’ at the 6th International African Palliative Care Conference, 17-20 September 2019,  Kigali Convention Centre, Rwanda.
  • To present my PhD study at an HIV academic session organised at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton;
    3. To delivered a talk at a Global Mental Health MSc carrier event on the topic ‘Pathway to PhD’ at King’s College London

Conferences:
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.

Media coverage

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?

Contact details

Dr Mary Abboah-Offei
Research Associate