Tutor expertise: Social Prescribing
Dr Stephanie Tierney is a departmental lecturer and health services researcher with an interest in long-term conditions, delivery of services and patients' experiences of care. She has completed qualitative research on a range of health-related topics, including understanding compassionate care, living with cystic fibrosis, working with patients who have diabetes, interventions for children with a cleft lip/palate.
Stephanie's current research focuses on social prescribing and how it can help to address wider determinants of health. I have conducted projects on the link worker role (who connect people to community assets and services), and on the contribution of the cultural sector to social prescribing.
Professor Kamal Mahtani is the Course Director of the MSc in EBHC Systematic Reviews, Professor Kamal Mahtani and lead tutor of the Complex Reviews module. Kamal is interested in improving the understanding and use of evidence, particularly systematic reviews, in knowledge translation, health services research, the assessment of novel technologies to improve patient-centred chronic disease management, and social prescribing.