Suzanne Mukherjee

Dr Suzanne Mukherjee
Research Associate
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  • Social Policy Research Unit, Church Lane Building, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5ZF

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Suzanne is a health and social care researcher, with skills in both qualitative and quantitative methods, and a particular interest in using innovative methods to make research participation accessible to all. She first joined SPRU in 1996 to investigate the needs of children and young people living with a chronic illness or disability. Since then the remit of her work has widened to include all ages groups, complex service evaluations, and the well-being of health and social care practitioners. Her current research interests are: the support needs of people living with inflammatory bowel disease; the prevention of burnout in paediatric oncology staff; and services for autistic adults.


  • PhD (Health Sciences), University of York
  • MSc (Child Development), Institute of Education, University of London
  • BSc (Hons) (Psychology), Newcastle Upon Tyne Polytechnic

Current / recently completed research

Developing guidance on providing psychoeducation after an autism diagnosis1 March 2021 - 31 June 2021

This is a short piece of work commissioned by NHS England arising directly from previous research we have done on specialist provision for autistic adults (the SHAPE project). This identified the importance of high quality, extended psychoeducation following a diagnosis of autism. In this new project we are working with expert groups to develop guidance on providing group-delivered, psychoeducation for autistic adults.

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.

Developing a Patient-Reported Experience Measure for use in children's palliative care settingsJune 2020 - December 2021

This project will develop a Patient-Reported Experience Measure (PREM) for use in children's palliative care settings.

Parents' stories of their children's lives: a follow-on study of QUEST parentsMay 2019 - March 2021

The purpose of this study is to understand the factors that influence the mental health and well-being of teenagers on the autism spectrum.

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.