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Lisa Hinton

BA (Hons) DPhil

University Research Lecturer

  • Senior Qualitative Researcher

I am a medical sociologist working with the Health Experiences Research Group (HERG). My research focuses on women's health, in particular experiences of infertility, pregnancy and childbirth, and the role of the Internet in mediating health experiences. How our research on patient experiences can make a difference to patients and health professionals is crucial and I am interested in how we can use our research to improve the commissioning and delivery of health care services.

Before joining HERG in 2007 to start my doctoral studies, I was a TV and web producer, working for the BBC and Channel 4. My DPhil explored the information and support needs of women and men going through infertility. I have completed two modules for the award-winning Healthtalk website - Infertility (published in 2012) and Experiences of life-threatening illnesses in pregnancy and childbirth (published in April 2013).

I am involved with a programme of work studying self-monitoring of blood pressure during pregnancy (See Hypertension) and have two ongoing collaborations with the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU). A qualitative interview study of parent experiences of neonatal surgery (Healthtalk module and teaching materials due early 2017) in collaboration with Professor Marian Knight and BAPS-CASS ( An online focus group study on women's choice of birthplace, Birthplace Choices, with Jennifer Hollowell (

I am involved in teaching on the HERG Qualitative Research Methods courses and the MSc in Evidence-based Healthcare, doctoral supervision and reviewing for peer-review journals.


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