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My background is in qualitative research and my work has mainly focused upon public health issues. A large part of my research, although not exclusively, has been evaluations of new approaches to delivering health care. My current involvement in an EU research project under the Interreg 2 seas programme is a good example of such research activity.
I enjoy collaborating with colleagues within my Faculty and also across Bournemouth University and am particularly keen to undertake research with partners from outside academia. For example, I am currently involved with the RSPB on research that evaluates how contact with the natural environment can benefit an individual’s health and wellbeing.
I am also extremely interested in the use of technology in both research and education practice. Within research I first used online historical digital archives as a data source for my PhD. This was an historical study of drug taking that focused upon the first decades of the twentieth century and how individuals consumed drugs prior to and immediately following the introduction of criminal penalties for the supply or possession of named drugs in the UK...
My PhD experience with digital archives led me to undertake research into how the public access and make use of such archives in particular younger learners and I have published on this research work. As a result of my research in this area I developed a wider interest in how technology can enhance the learning experience generally, but also specifically in higher education.
In terms of education practice I also hold an interest in inclusive learning approaches. The use of technology and approaches to inclusive learning were two key areas that I enjoyed exploring in more depth while completing my PG Cert in Education Practice and when preparing my portfolio for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. Since the completion of both qualifications I have submitted to journals several articles on these topicsmore
I have undertaken qualitative research on public health issues for many years. Currently I am engaged in a three year project funded under the EU Interreg 2 Seas programme. The Staying Active and Independent for Longer (SAIL) project focuses on developing, through social innovation, interventions that will support older people to stay active and independent for longer.
I also have worked with charity organisations such as the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) on a range of research projects that look at how the natural environment can be used to improve the health and wellbeing of the population. I hold a particular interest in how prescription to nature can be effectively integrated into primary health care options.
Previously I have undertaken research into illicit drugs involving interviews with both adults and young people who were offending to support their drug dependency. This research work shaped my PhD which took an historical look at drug-taking behaviour focusing on the period when the supply or possession of named drugs became an offence in the UK. I was particularly interested in the ‘story’ of the drug consumer during this time of significant change and policy development.
My PhD research gave me the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience with digital archives as sources of data. I believe digital archives are a fantastic source to connect with the 'voice' of the past. I have several publications related to my research into digital archives and how young people learn from them... I am keen to encourage both students and the wider public to engage with digital archives and make their own historical discoveries – health related or otherwise.
However, public health remains my key research area and I have a specific interest in working with those who for whatever reason feel marginalized within the community. I am particularly keen to work in partnership with individuals or organisations outside academia.more
- Turner-Wilson, A., Fisher, R., Crossen-White, H. and Hemingway, A., 2018. Interdisciplinary working relationships of health care staff in late 20th century Britain: A cultural study of practices from the past and implications for the present. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 3 (2), 17-28.
- Hemingway, A., Crossen-White, H. and Norton, E., 2018. Using the arts: Learning from a community consultation on health and wellbeing. British Journal of Health Care Management, 24 (8), 395-403.
- Crossen-White, H. and Turner-Wilson, A., 2017. Young Peoples’ Views of Online Historical Archives. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 10345 LNCS, 290-293.
- Crossen-White, H., 2015. Using digital archives in historical research: what are the ethical concerns for a 'forgotten' individual?'. Research Ethics, Vol. 11 (2), 108-119.
- Crossen-White, H., 2014. The Pars Collection: A window into the past. The Pharmaceutical Historian.
- Breen, A.C., Carr, E.C.J., Mann, E. and Crossen-White, H., 2004. Acute back pain management in primary care: a qualitative pilot study of the feasibility of a nurse-led service in general practice. Journal of Nursing Management, 12, 201-209.
- Crossen-White, H. and Galvin, K.T., 2002. A follow-up study of drug misusers who received an intervention from a local arrest referral scheme. Health Policy, 61, 153-171.
- Crossen-White, H., 2018. Digital Archives and Co-Creation - Questions about using digitisation for public engagement and beyond. In: National Programmes Conference: Museums and digital memory 3 September 2018 British Museum.
- Turner-Wilson, A., Crossen-White, H., Hewitt-Taylor, J. and Hemingway, A., 2018. Japanese Ancient Arts and Shinrin-Yoku. In: The European Conference on Arts and Humanities 2018 9 July-10 August 2018 Brighton. IAFOR, 37.
- Crossen-White, H. and Turner-Wilson, A., 2017. 'I've never really been interested in history before but...' Young peoples; views of online digital archives. In: Edutainment 2017 International conference on E- learning and gaming technology 26-28 June 2017 Bournemouth.
- Turner-Wilson, A., Fisher, R., Crossen-White, H., Hemingway, A. and Mellor, S., 2017. Family Matters: Insights Into Late Twentieth Century Interdisciplinary Working Practices From Retired British Healthcare Professionals, Past Ideas and Modern Perspectives. In: The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 1-4 June 2017 Kobe , Japan.
- Crossen-White, H., 2013. Exploring female drug-taking during the First World War. In: Bristish Society of Criminology Annual Conference 2-4 July 2013 UNiversity of Wolverhampton.
- Crossen-White, H., 2002. 'I find it easier to talk 'cos they're on my wavelength'. Young people's views of a pilot drug treatment intervention in the UK. In: Australian Drug Foundation Conference 2002.
- Crossen-White, H., 2001. Drug treatment interventions in the criminal justice system. In: 5th South West Public Health Conference 2001.
- Crossen-White, H., Norton, E. and Hemingway, A., 2016. Creative Consultation: A community’s views on health & wellbeing. BU: BU.
- Warr, J., Page, M. and Crossen-White, H., 2005. The appropriate use of CCTV observation in a secure unit. Poole, England: Bournemouth University.
- Sharkey, S., Sharples, A. and Crossen-White, H., 2001. Clinical Risk Management in Mental Health: Team Based Learning. The Development and Evaluation of a Learning Pack. Poole, England: Bournemouth University.
- Crossen-White, H., Galvin, K.T., Gibson, S., Heidari, F. and Morgan, O., 2000. Nottinghamshire Drug Treatment and Criminal Justice Partnerships Evaluation.. Bournemouth: Bournemouth University.
- Galvin, K.T., Crossen-White, H. and Jackson, D., 1999. An evaluation of the Second Chance Arrest Referral Scheme: a report commissioned by the Dorset Drug Action Team.. Poole, England: Bournemouth University.
- Crossen-White, H.L., 2012. Drug-related activity in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland between 1900 and 1922: what evidence can be found through systematic searches of the Times digital achive. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, School of Health and Social Care.
- SAIL - Staying Active and Independent for Longer (European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, 01 May 2017). Awarded
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- Charity Impact Showcase Event
- ESRC Festival of the Social Sciences Public lecture: Using the natural environment to improve health and wellbeing.
- Bournemouth Natural Sciences Society Young Explorers Event
- Me and my Green space
- Life by the River: A healthier future. An off campus event at the Kingfisher Barn
- Life by the River: Past and Present. An off campus event held at Kingfisher Barn. a
- Museums and digital memory: from creation and curation to digital presevation National Conference Programme, When digitsation met co-curation, or did it?, 03 Sep 2018, The British Museum
- The European Conference on Arts and Humanities 2018, Japanese Ancient Arts and Shinrin-Yoku, 09 Jul 2018, Brighton
- Edutainment 2017, 'I've never really been interested in history but...' Young peoples' views of online historical archives, 26 Jun 2017, Bournemouth University
- Culture Health and Wellbeing International Conference, Using the Arts to consult the public on health and wellbeing, 19 Jun 2017, Bristol
- British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Exploring female drug-taking during the First World War, 02 Jun 2013, Wolverhampton
- Wild Watching: A nature based activity pack for people living with dementia, Consultancy. Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Alzheimer's Society, 05 Sep 2016
- PG Cert in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2019)
- Fellow in Higher Education Academy (UK Higher Education Academy, 2019)
- Accrediated Trainer in Making Every Contact Count (MEEC) (Wessex Public Health Network, 2019)
- PhD in Drug-taking in the UK between 1900-1922 (Bournemouth University, 2012)
- BA (Hons) in Public Administration (Leicester Polytechinc, 1992)