Expertise

Qualitative research methods, health services research

Biography

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).

Other team members

Dr Bekkah  Bernheim

Dr Bekkah Bernheim

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dr Sarah Brand

Dr Sarah Brand

Senior Research Fellow in Implementation Science
Kath Wilkinson

Kath Wilkinson

Research Fellow
Dr Nick Axford

Dr Nick Axford

Implementation Lead and Associate Professor in Health Services Research
Dr Jo Day

Dr Jo Day

Research Fellow
Dr Iain Lang

Dr Iain Lang

Senior Lecturer in Public Health