Lucy joined SPRU in 2009 as a research fellow. Since then she has worked on a number of research projects evaluating health and social care services. She is a mixed methods researcher with a particular interest in evaluating parenting interventions, mental health and autism.
- BSc (Hons) Psychology, The University of Sheffield
- MSc Health Services Research, University of York
Current / recently completed research
Supporting the complete care of children and young people with life-threatening or life-shortening conditions, and their familiesAugust 2020 - September 2022
The aim of this study is to gather evidence the NHS and children's hospices can use to guide how they meet the pastoral, spiritual and religious needs of children and young people living with a life-threatening or life-shortening condition, and their families.
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 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.