Since joining SPRU in 2001, Parvaneh has been conducting research on a wide range of topics mostly related to social care for disabled adults and older people. Her particular interests are around independence, reablement, choice and personalisation and rehabilitation for people with visual impairment. She was formerly a research fellow in the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Leeds where she completed work on a number of disability related research projects including disabled children and young people’s experiences of leaving care and transition into adulthood and an evaluation of school inclusion.
- BA, University of Tehran
- PgDiploma, University of East Anglia
- MA, University of Leeds
- PhD, University of Leeds
Current / recently completed research
The IRIS project: Improving Rehabilitation for People with Impaired SightSeptember 2015 - May 2018
The project examines the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of two types of community-based vision rehabilitation services funded by LAs in England.
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 INSIGHT project: Isolation and loneliness for people with sight loss in care homesAugust 2017 - April 2019
This study will explore current provision for the identification and prevention of loneliness and social isolation in older people with sight loss in care homes.
- Reviewer – Journal of Health and Social Care in the Community
- Reviewer – Journal of Social Policy and Administration
- Reviewer - The British Journal of Social Work
- Reviewer - NIHR School of Social Care Research proposals
- Editorial Board Member - Journal of Disability and Society