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
Parents' stories of their children's lives: a follow-on study of QUEST parentsMay 2019 - June 2020
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.