I am a qualitative researcher in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. My research focuses on communication in health and social care settings, and I have a particular interest in end-of-life care.
In 2023, I was awarded a NIHR SPCR post-doctoral fellowship. During this fellowship I will use conversation analysis to explore end-of-life communication in out-of-hours primary care.
I am also a co-PI at Kingston University on the 'Victoria and Stuart' project (NIHR202963), which aims to improve end-of-life care planning with people with learning disabilities using co-design methods.
Prior to joining the university I worked as a Kingston University Research Associate on the 'Growing Older Planning Ahead' study (NIHR129491), during which I managed a work package which co-designed resources to support older people with learning disabilities and their families to plan for the future. I completed a PhD at UCL exploring communication between senior hospice clinicians and the families of patients at the end of life.
“My name on the door by the Professor's name”: The process of recruiting a researcher with a learning disability at a UK university
Anderson RJ. et al, (2022), British Journal of Learning Disabilities
Transitioning out of prognostic talk in discussions with families of hospice patients at the end of life: A conversation analytic study
Anderson RJ. et al, (2021), Patient Education and Counseling, 104, 1075 - 1085
Approaches to Photoprotection and Normalization in Highly Adherent Families of Children With Xeroderma Pigmentosum in the United Kingdom
Anderson R. et al, (2020), Qualitative Health Research, 30, 1275 - 1286
Managing uncertainty and references to time in prognostic conversations with family members at the end of life: A conversation analytic study
Anderson RJ. et al, (2020), Palliative Medicine, 34, 896 - 905
Forms, interactions, and responses to social support: A qualitative study of support and adherence to photoprotection amongst patients with Xeroderma Pigmentosum
Walburn J. et al, (2020), British Journal of Health Psychology, 25, 89 - 106