I am a qualitative researcher, who specialises in applied conversation analysis. My previous research has examined the collaborative practices of multidisciplinary healthcare teams in adult learning disability services.
I am currently working on projects that use conversation analysis to understand and improve communication practices in healthcare settings. I am part of the TalkWeL project, which examines how clinicians initiate and deliver brief advice for weight loss in primary care, and how patients respond. TalkWeL is funded by the British Heart Foundation and is a collaboration between the University of Oxford, Loughborough University, Public Health England and people with obesity. Our aim is to develop an evidence base of helpful and effective ways to deliver brief advice for weight loss.