Qualitative research methods, health services research
Jennie Hayes is a qualitative researcher working on a NIHR-funded realist evaluation led by Dr Sarah Brand. The study aims to understand what works about a child protection pathway re-design and is being implemented in partnership with practitioners in children’s social care. The study will examine how Family Group Conferences (FGC) can be embedded as an alternative to Initial Child Protection Conferences to improve outcomes for families on the Child Protection pathway.
Jennie is a qualitative social psychologist with a background in group interaction, creative facilitation, diagnosis, health and wellbeing. Jennie’s PhD, part of the Wellcome Trust funded project ‘Exploring Diagnosis’, examined how clinicians make decisions about the diagnosis of autism spectrum conditions. By observing multi-disciplinary team working, Jennie was able to explore in detail how diagnostic decisions are made and impacted by social and interactional factors.
Prior to her current post she was ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Relational Health Team and a Research Associate at the University of Bristol researching how clinicians manage antibiotic prescribing in out-of-hours practice (the OPEN project).