Dr Emily Mckean has nearly 20 year’s experience in health and social care as a clinician and a researcher. She was an Occupational Therapist in health, social care and hospice settings before doing a PhD ‘The drive to discharge older people with frailty at the end of life from community hospital. A constructivist grounded theory study.’
Emily studied at the Centre for Health Service Studies at the University of Kent where she now works as a research assistant. Emily is working on a number of large, complex research projects involving multiple disciplines, individuals and organisations, one of which is an NIHR funded project which has a focus on building capacity and future research regarding older people with advancing frailty.
Emily is also working on an NIHR ARC KSS funded project, which is looking at GP team composition and specifically at roles such a social prescribing and how patient needs are met.
Emily’s research interest include: frailty, end of life, informal carers, non-kin carers. Skills include qualitative research data collection methods and analysis.