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Biography

I am currently undertaking a doctoral research project with Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC). Based in London, EAC coordinate the FirstStop service which provides information and advice to older people (and other stakeholders) on housing and care issues. My research is focused on older people's agency practices around use of FirstStop telephone information and advice on housing and what impact it has on their decision-making and associated outcomes.

This project reflects my wider research interests, on UK welfare markets/agency and builds on previous work on patient choice in the NHS and the personalisation agenda in social care.

After my MSc from the University of Southampton I was a research assistant in HSC from 2010 to 2013. I have experience in writing (and in some instances leading on) research proposals, research grants and undertaking research on informing health and social care practice. I also lead seminars on the MSc Public Health programme.

I am also the Founder, Journal Manager, Editor and a Section Editor of eBU: Online Journal - an internal BU working paper journal that works on the basis of immediate publication and open peer review...

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Research

I am currently undertaking a doctoral research project with Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC). Based in London, EAC coordinates the FirstStop service which provides information and advice to older people (or their family) on housing and care issues. My research is focused on the impact of the FirstStop information and advice service.

Conferences

Journal Articles

Reports

  • Parker, J., Crabtree, S.A. and Harding, A., 2013. Ignite: Independent Evaluation of a Bournemouth Churches Housing Association Social Programme. Centre for Social Work & Social Policy, Bournemouth University.
  • Hean, S., Harding, A. and Cash, M., 2013. Identification Of Key Characteristics Of A Care Coordination Model And Potential Service Models Of Delivery. School of Health and Social Care: Bournemouth University.

Internet Publications

Posters

  • Harding, A., 2015. Telephone Information & Advice on Reassessing the Home in later life - Efficacy: why, how, for whom & in what context? In: The state of the art of realist methodologies conference.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • MSc Public Health

Grants

  • The power of narrative and stories in enabling learning for professional practice (Higher Education Academy, 16 Apr 2013). Completed
  • Ignite: Evaluation of a social project (British Churches Housing Association (BCHA), 01 Aug 2012). Awarded
  • Promoting Dignity through understanding Narratives (Economic Social Research Council, 02 Nov 2013). Awarded

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • ESRC Festival of Social Science public engagement event

Conference Presentations

  • Housing at the extremes: austerity, prosperity and systems change, Efficacy of telephone information & advice on housing for older people: A Realist Evaluation, 6 April 2016, University of York
  • PGR Conference, Instrumentally rational older people’s agency around use, impact and outcomes of information and advice on housing: Conceptual, methodological & research considerations, 20 January 2014, Bournemouth

Qualifications

  • MSc in Governance & Policy (University of Southampton, 2011)
  • BA (Hons) in History & Politics (University of Leicester, 2007)

Honours

  • Politics & International Relations Best MSc Dissertation Prize 2010/11 (University of Southampton, Faculty of Social Sciences, 2012)

Memberships

  • Housing Studies Association, Member,
  • Social Policy Association, Member,
The data on this page was last updated at 04:06 on June 26, 2016.