Alison Allam is a health and social care researcher. In 2016, she completed a PhD in social policy and social work (University of York). Her thesis explores the meaning of independence for older people using support services. Alison’s areas of interest are using qualitative and mixed methods approaches across health and social care settings and she is particularly interested in patient and public involvement. Currently, she is involved in qualitative research exploring how services can best support families bereaved during COVID-19.
Until April 2017, Alison was a standing member of NICE’s quality standards advisory committee. Currently, she is a committee member of several national health and social care research funding committees (National Institute of Health Research and CRUK).
Alison grew up in Jersey, and currently lives in York, but often returns to visit.
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