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MSc in Translational Health Sciences

Gemma is a tutor on the Health Organisations and Policy module.

Find out more about the MSc in Translational Health Sciences

Gemma Hughes

BA (Hons), MSc (LSE), DPhil

Health Services Researcher

My work focuses on critically analysing the relationships between health and social care policy, practice and lived experience.

I am currently working on a qualitative study of how patients and doctors make shared decisions about surgery as part of the NIHR funded Osiris programme.

I completed my DPhil in 2018 which comprised an in-depth ethnographic case study of integrated health and social care. This work, and related qualitative research exploring how and in what circumstances digital technologies can assist carers, was undertaken as part of the SCALS (Studies in Co-creating Assisted Living Solutions) programme. My work on SCALS also involved developing a public enagement programme in partnership with the Pitt Rivers Museum: Messy Realities: the secret life of technology.

Previously my career has led me from working in the areas of mental health and homelessness in the voluntary sector to senior roles in service development and commissioning in the NHS.