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Dr Maggie Evans

Dr Maggie Evans

Dr Maggie Evans

Research Fellow

Area of research

EOS study: experiences of survivors of domestic violence and abuse: Hearing women's voices. This will form a module of the www.healthtalk website

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Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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I am a qualitative research specialist. Some of my work involves stand-alone qualitative and ethnographic studies; the rest involves studies at all stages of randomised controlled trials: feasibility, piloting, nested within trials and process evaluation. The main methods that I employ are semi-structured interviews, ethnographic non-participant observation and focus groups. I am also interested in the synthesis of quantitative and qualitative research methods and outcomes, meta-ethnography of qualitative outputs and action research. I have a particular interest in patients' narratives. 


My main topic areas of interst are : the health consequences of domestic violence, patients' use of complementary and alternative medicine, supportive care in cancer and patient participation in research.


I completed my first degree at Oxford University gaining a BA Hons in Human Sciences, which was later up-graded to an MA. My early career was spent at the Institute of Child Health, University of London engaged in longitudinal research into maternal and child welfare during pregnancy and post-natally. I then worked as a Research Officer for service evaluation in third sector and social servces departments before joining Bristol University in 1989. I started within the Department of Child Health and then moved to the Centre for Academic Primary Care. I completed my PhD at Bristol in 2009 and now work as a Research Fellow across a range of projects.

Activities / Findings

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I contribute regularly to the teaching of first year medical students on the course 'Society Health & Medicine'. I also contribute regularly to the short course programme for professional development within the School of Social & Community Medicine, in particular qualitative methods, qualitative research in trials, qualitative appraisal. I also teach qualitative appraisal to MRC Psych students and qualitative research methods to undergraduates at Britol City College who are training in complementary therapies.


  • domestic violence
  • depression and anxiety
  • PPI involvement
  • complementary and alternative therapies


  • cancer
  • depression
  • domestic abuse
  • acute cardiac syndrome
  • angina


  • qualitative
  • ethnographic
  • interviews
  • observation
  • focus groups



Bristol Medical School (PHS)

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Recent publications

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Networks & contacts

  • Prof Gene Feder
  • Dr Helen Cramer

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