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Ms Ailsa Cameron

Ms Ailsa Cameron

Ms Ailsa Cameron
B.A.(Exon.), M.Sc.(Lond.)

Senior Lecturer in School for Policy Studies

Social Science Complex,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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+44 (0) 117 954 6707

Summary

Current and recent research projects

2017-2019 Exploring the role of volunteers in care settings for older people.  NIHR SSCR 

2016-2018 Support for Older Carers of Older People: the Impact of the 2014 Care Act.  NIHR SSCR 

2015-2017 The Provision of Adult Social Care for Older People in Extra Care Housing (ECHO).  NIHR SSCR 

2015 – 2017 The role of local authorities in the provision of Appropriate Adults for vulnerable adults in police custody. NIHR SSCR 

 

 

Biography

Ailsa Cameron is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Research in Health and Social Care and a Fellow of the NIHR School for Social Care Reseaerch. She is primarily a qualitative researcher working in the areas of health and social care. Ailsa is currently researching the role of volunteers in the provision of social care for older adults. 

Ailsa's previous research projects include:

  • The Provision of Social Care in Extra Care Housing [ECHO], 2015-17 (funded by NIHR SSCR)
  • The role of Adult Social Care in the provision of Appropriate Adults for vulnerable adults in police custody, 2015-2016 (funded by NIHR SSCR)
  • ASSET: Adult Social Services Environments and Settings, 2012-2014 (funded by NIHR SSCR)
  • A Scoping Review of the Joint Working Literature, 2012 (funded by SCIE)
  • TARA: A longitudinal study of homeless women, 2011-2013 (funded by NIHR SSCR)
  • Knowledge exchange in public private collaborations in healthcare: PCTs and FESC providers, 2010-2013 (funded by NIHR SDO)
  • An evaluation of the use of Healthy Start vouchers (funded by the Department of Health
  • An Evaluation of Community Foundation Trusts (funded by the Department of Health)
  • Making the most of policy evaluations (funded by Department of Health)
  • Maintaining dignity in later life (funded by the ESRC)
  • An evaluation of the supporting people health pilots (funded by Office of the Deputy Prime Minister now Communities and Local Government)
  • An evaluation of choice based lettings pilot programme (funded by Office of the Deputy Prime Minister now Communities and Local Government)
  • A systematic review of the factors promoting and obstacles hindering joint working between health and social care (funded by the South and West NHS Executive R&D programme)
  • An evaluation of Housing Corporation and Anchor's 'Crossing the Housing and Care Divide' programme
  • A review of information on the health of Travellers in the South West Region, (funded by South West Public Health Observatory).

In 2000 she completed a national evaluation of the development of new professional roles for nurses and the professions allied to medicine on behalf of the Department of Health.

 

Teaching

My current teaching at under-graduate level focuses on my interests in inter-professional practice and personal welfare services.  At post-graduate level I focus on housing and homelessness, inter-professional practice and research methods.  

Keywords

  • Changing professional roles and the emergence of new professions within welfare services. Health and social care interface and the development of the mixed economy of care. The housing contribution to community care. Joint working within public policy.

Expertise

I am primarily a qualitative researcher working in the areas of health and social care. I am currently working with colleagues at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on a Department of Health funded project, "Evaluation of Community Foundation Trusts". I am also part of the ESRC funded project "Maintaining dignity in later life". My previous research projects include: ? Making the most of policy evaluations ? An evaluation of the supporting people health pilots ? An evaluation of choice based lettings pilot programme ? A systematic review of the factors promoting and obstacles hindering joint working between health and social care ? An evaluation of Housing Corporation and Anchor's 'Crossing the Housing and Care Divide' programme ? A review of information on the health of Travellers in the South West Region

  • health and social care
  • community foundation trusts
  • dignity in later life
  • health care
  • social care
  • health of Travellers
  • Selected publications

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