Hi! I’m Astrid.
I successfully defended my PhD thesis viva voce on 14th June 2018 at Norwich Medical School (University of East Anglia). My thesis is titled “Improving the Implementation of Enhanced Recovery Pathways through Realist Evaluation”, with research conducted within the context of the PERFECTED project at UEA (PERFECTED is an NIHR funded research programme to design an Enhanced Recovery Pathway for hip fracture patients with dementia). I studied organisational change within UK hospitals, exploring how the implementation of new surgical pathways can be improved. I recently published a paper on this subject in the journal Hospital Practice.
I have a first class Masters degree in Health Psychology from the University of Surrey, and also hold a Bachelors degree in Philosophy from the University of London (Heythrop College).
I am an Associate Tutor within the University of East Anglia’s School of Psychology, teaching on the Applied Psychology and Research Design & Application (Qualitative Research Methods) modules on the BA (Hons) Psychology undergraduate degree course.
I am an active graduate member of the British Psychological Society, including the Division of Health Psychology (previously acting as their Public Engagement officer) and the Qualitative Methods in Psychology section (I was recently appointed as Editor for the QMiP Bulletin journal) . I have also previously worked in community cancer care and in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.