Dr Noreen Orr

Dr Noreen Orr

Research Fellow

Expertise

Ageing and wellbeing; qualitative research; qualitative evidence synthesis

Biography

I am a social scientist with a particular interest in using qualitative research methods and qualitative evidence synthesis to understand ageing and wellbeing. I have experience in undertaking in-depth interviews, life story interviews, focus groups, and in using visual methods in primary research projects. More recently, I have led on the qualitative evidence synthesis strand of a mixed methods review on a NIHR: RfPB funded project on older people and physical activity. I have also worked on a collaborative project with the Sensory Trust on a qualitative evidence synthesis on older people’s sensory experiences of the natural environment. The findings from this review are informing the development of a training toolkit, My Nature, for the residential and nursing care sector. This project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Impact Acceleration Scheme.

Other team members

Dr Rebecca Abbott

Dr Rebecca Abbott

Senior Research Fellow
Morwenna Rogers

Morwenna Rogers

Information Specialist
Alison Bethel

Alison Bethel

Information Specialist
Dr Harriet Hunt

Dr Harriet Hunt

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Professor Ken Stein

Professor Ken Stein

Deputy Director of PenARC and Professor of Public Health
Rebecca Whear

Rebecca Whear

Research Fellow
Professor Jo Thompson-Coon

Professor Jo Thompson-Coon

Professor of Evidence Synthesis and Health Policy