Dr Holly Crossen-White
- hcrossen at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Principal Academic in Public Health
- Executive Business Centre EB611, Bournemouth University, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB
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I am currently the Programme Lead for MSc Public Health. I am also Unit lead on an undergraduate programme. Prior to becoming a lecturer, I was a Research Fellow and have undertaken a wide range of qualitative research projects. My research 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. An example of this was the SAIL Project which was an EU research project which was funded under the Interreg 2 seas programme. The SAIL project used social innovation to review how services are delivered to older people to ensure they could more active lives.
I enjoy collaborating with colleagues within my Faculty and across Bournemouth University. I am also 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...
A further area of interest to me is 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 a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.more
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
- Maduewesi, I.J., Mills, A., Hewitt-Taylor, J. and Crossen-White, H., 2023. The role of acupuncture as an adjunct pain relief option for people with cancer. Cancer Nursing Practice.
- Adubiobi, O., Omobolanle, A., Mills, A., Hewitt-Taylor, J. and Crossen-White, H., 2023. Perception of mothers towards exclusive breastfeeding in Nigeria. Midirs Midwifery Digest, 33 (2), 187-193.
- Crossen-White, H.L., Hemingway, A., Ladkin, A., Jones, A., Burke, A. and Timmermans, O., 2022. An international qualitative feasibility study to explore the process of using social innovation (co-production) strategies with older people: the SAIL project. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 23 (3), 129-149.
- Ladkin, A., Hemingway, A. and Crossen-White, H., 2021. Health, active ageing and tourism. Annals of Tourism Research Empirical Insights, 2 (2).
- Crossen-White, H.L., Hemingway, A. and Ladkin, A., 2020. The application of social innovation as it relates to older people and the implications for future policymaking: a scoping review. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 21 (3), 143-153.
- 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., Hemingway, A. and Ladkin, A., 2021. Discussing the global need to rethink ageing and how to ensure a good quality of health and wellbeing in later life. In: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 31 August-3 September 2021 Online.
- Crossen-White, H. and Turner-Wilson, A., 2021. Wellbeing in urban settings: A discussion of Forest Bathing (Shinrin Yoku) in towns. In: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 31 August-3 September 2021 Online.
- Turner-Wilson, A. and Crossen-White, H., 2021. Well-being in the urban settings: A Discussion on Forest Bathing (shinrin-yoku) in towns. In: Royal Geographical Society -IBG Annual International Conference 2021 Borders, Borderlands and Bordering 31 August-3 September 2021 Virtual Event.
- 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. Fearful Futures - Programme and Abstract Book, 37 IAFOR.
- 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.
- Crossen-White, H., Norton, E. and Hemingway, A., 2017. Using the Arts to consult a community about their health and wellbeing needs. In: Culture Health and Wellbeing International Conference 19-21 June 2017 Bristol.
- 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., Turner-Wilson, A. and Hemingway, H., 2017. Family Matters: Insights on Late Twentieth Century Interdisciplinary Working Practices from Retired British Healthcare Professionals, Past Ideas and Modern Perspectives. In: International Academic Forum The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 1-4 June 2017 Art Center of Kobe, 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., Hemingway, A. and Norton, E., 2016. Creative Consultation: A community’s views on health & well being: Evaluation Report. Website: Arts South West.
- 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). Completed
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- Charity Impact Showcase Event (13 May 2019)
- ESRC Festival of the Social Sciences (07 Nov 2018)
- Public engagement (14 Apr 2018)
- ESRC Festival of the Social Sciences (05 Nov 2017)
- Life bythe river: A Healthier Future (09 Jul 2017)
- Life by the River: past and Present (26 Jun 2016)
- RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2021, Discussing the Global need to rethink ageing and how to ensure a good quality of health and wellbeing in later life., 31 Aug 2021, Digital
- RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2021, Well-being in the urban settings: A Discussion on Forest Bathing (shinrin-yoku) in towns, 31 Aug 2021, Digital
- SAIL Conference, Results of the Feasibility Study undertaken during the SAIL Project, 06 Oct 2020, Online conference
- 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
- Accrediated Trainer in Making Every Contact Count (MEEC) (Wessex Public Health Network, 2019)
- Fellow in Higher Education Academy (UK Higher Education Academy, 2019)
- PG Cert in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2019)
- PhD in Drug-taking in the UK between 1900-1922 (Bournemouth University, 2012)
- BA (Hons) in Public Administration (Leicester Polytechinc, 1992)
- Funded by Interreg 2 Seas Mers Zeeën, https://research.bournemouth.ac.uk/project/sail-staying-active-and-independent-for-longer/