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Ms Ailsa Cameron

Ms Ailsa Cameron

Ms Ailsa Cameron
BA(Exon), MSc(Lond)

Senior Lecturer in School for Policy Studies

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

Biography

Ailsa Cameron is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Research in Health and Social Care. She is primarily a qualitative researcher working in the areas of health and social care. Ailsa is currently researching how adult social care and support can best contribute to providing high-quality, cost-effective care and support in extra-care housing and housing with care services with colleagues at PSSRU at Kent University. Ailsa recently updated her systematic review of the factors that promote and hinder joint and integrated working between health and social care services.  

Ailsa's previous research projects include:

  • TARA: A longitudinal study of homeless women. 
  • 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

Research methods, research ethics, theories of joint working, inter-professional practice, personal welfare services.

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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