Emese Mayhew

Mrs Emese Mayhew
Research Fellow
  • emese.mayhew@york.ac.uk
  • +44 (0)1904 321992
  • Social Policy Research Unit, Alcuin B Block, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD

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After finishing her MA in Social Policy, Emese worked in SPRU with Jonathan Bradshaw on projects focusing on child well-being, income poverty and comparative social policy (2002 to 2006). Emese rejoined SPRU in 2017. She specialises in quantitative research methods and analysis, and the management of study administrative databases. Her interests include autism spectrum conditions, parents of disabled children and young people, and mental health.


  • MA, University of Leiden (Linguistics)
  • MA, University of York (Social Policy)
  • MA, University of Sheffield (Translation Studies)

Current / recently completed research

The PEDRO study: partnerships between deaf people and hearing dogsOctober 2016 - March 2020

The PEDRO study is evaluating and exploring hearing dog partnerships. The aim of the study is to understand the impacts and experiences of these partnerships, and their place within wider support and provision for deaf people and people with hearing loss.

The MoRE project: models of reablement evaluation: a mixed methods evaluation of a complex interventionOctober 2014 - July 2017

This mixed-methods study aims to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different ways of providing reablement in England.

The SHAPE project: mapping and evaluating Specialist Autism Team service modelsSeptember 2014 - March 2019

This project is evaluating Specialist Autism Teams, and investigating their role in supporting autism-specialist practice in mainstream services.


Completed research