Nan Greenwood

Kingston University, United Kingdom

Nan Greenwood serves as a Senior Research Fellow in the joint Faculty of Health & Social Care Sciences (St. George’s University of London and Kingston University). Nan Greenwood comes from a social science background and gained her B.S. degree in biology and psychology and M.S. degree in social psychologyp from the University of Exeter in the 1970’s. Her Ph.D. degree (by publication) was gained in 2010 from Kingston University. Her main interests lie in the provision of health services for marginalised groups including psychiatric patients, minority ethnic groups, and informal carers. As a health services researcher for over a decade, Nan has used both quantitative and qualitative research methods and has had a very diverse career publishing research on topics ranging from mental health service users’ experiences of services and experiences of carers of stroke survivors to a quantitative systematic review of research relating to ethnicity and the Mental Health Act (1983). More recently, she has published both qualitative and quantitative reviews of research relating to carers of stroke survivors. She received the Informa Healthcare and Disability and Rehabilitation and Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology Journals’ award for the best review paper published in 2009 for one of these. Nan’s most recent research concerns the role of primary care and peer mentoring in supporting informal carers.

Biography Updated on 23 January 2011

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