Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Stephanie Tierney


Associate Professor

I am a health services researcher with an interest in long-term conditions, delivery of services and patients' experiences of care. I have completed work (reviews, qualitative research and mixed methods studies) 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, experiencing anorexia nervosa, managing heart failure, improving hospital discharge, supporting people caring for someone with dementia. 

My current research focuses on social prescribing and how it can help to address consequences stemming from the 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 (funded by NIHR and UKRI respectively). I currently lead the Oxford Social Prescribing Research Network. My work on the link worker role is part of a broader research interest I have in skills mix within primary care and service redesign.