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My background is in qualitative research and my work has mainly focused upon issues related to personal health and wellbeing. A large part of my research, although not exclusively, has been evaluations of new approaches to delivering health care. I have collaborated with colleagues within HSC and across BU and particularly enjoy undertaking 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 have recently been involved in developing a bird watching activity booklet for people living with dementia with the RSPB and the Alzheimer's Society. Other projects with the RSPB include research into the green prescribing and public events to engage the public and highlight the health benefits of green spaces.
Online historical digital archives is an additional area of research that relates to my PhD which was an historical study of drug taking... It 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. This involved significant work with archival sources including digital media. Currently I am researching how the public access and make use of such archives in particular younger learners.
I have also recently become part of a EU research project and am looking forward to working with my European colleagues on the Staying Active and Independent for Longer project (SAIL).more
Much of my previous research has focused on the health and wellbeing of individuals who are within the criminal justice system. I have a specific interest in the use of illicit drugs and have undertaken qualitative research with both adults and young people who are offending to support their drug dependency. My PhD gave me the opportunity to take an historical look at drug-taking behaviour focusing on the period when the supply or possession of named drugs became an offence. I was particularly interested in the ‘story’ of the drug consumer during this time of change. This gave me the opportunity to return to archival research and gain knowledge and experience of digital archives and The Times digital archive was a key source for my thesis. I believe digital archives are a fantastic research resource and I am keen to encourage both students and the wider public to engage with this source and make their own historical discoveries – health related or otherwise.
Health and wellbeing remains a key area of interest and particularly working with those who for whatever reason feel marginalized within the community. I am particularly keen to work in partnership with individuals or organisation outside academia.
- 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.
- Crossen-White, H., Norton, E. and Hemingway, A., 2018. Using the arts: Learning from a community consultation on health and wellbeing. British Journal of Healthcare Management.
- 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.
- 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
- Bournemouth Natural Sciences Society Young Explorers Event
- This off campus event involved a range of activities that would encourage young people (12years and under) to think about how they spend time outdoors, how important outdoor space is to them and others who they spend time with outdoors. Young people were invited to identify outdoor spaces that they use both within their local community but also further afield. The data gathered was used to make a short film which expresses the value young people place on accessing and using outdoor space, what they like to do when outdoors and who the like to spend time with outdoors. The event was delivered in collaboration with the RSPB, Bournemouth Bourough council (Parks) and SUBU.
- Off campus event at the Kingfisher Barn to highligh current BU research into the value of Green Prescribing. The event will outline research into how the natural environment can improve health and wellbeing and aid recovery. In addition the event will offer the public opportunities to think about how they and those they know could use and enjoy the local natural environment. Lots of activities for visitors of all ages and levels of mobility to try.
- Digital Archives: A window into the past
- An off campus event held at Kingfisher Barn, Muscliff and arranged in partnership with the RSPB and Bournemouth Borough Council (Parks). The aim of the event was to encourage the public to consider the benefits that the natural environment have to personal health and wellbeing. The event drew attention to research into health and the natural environment and offered suggestion about how members of the public to spend more time enjoying the natural environment.
- Culture Health and Wellbeing International Conference, 19 Jun 2017, Bristol
- 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
- BA (Hons) in Public Administration (Leicester Polytechinc, 1992)
- PhD in Drug-taking in the UK between 1900-1922 (Bournemouth University, 2012)