Nadia has more than 10 years of experience in qualitative research and specialises in engaging participants from vulnerable and hard-to-reach groups, including young people with multiple and complex needs, isolated older people, and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. She has expertise in research methods, which help these hard-to-reach participants overcome barriers to communication such as language, speech, hearing difficulties etc. Previous work for the voluntary and community sector (VCS) has led to a particular interest in asset-based approaches to health and social care and researching the impact of delivering public and VCS health and social care interventions.
Nadia is currently leading learning partnership work involving CRESR, BAC-IN CIC, and the Lankelly Chase Foundation, exploring Culturally specific responses to drug and alcohol recovery and multiple disadvantage. Prior to this, she project managed a research project for the National Health Service on increasing the uptake of long-term conditions services in BAME communities in Nottingham.
She has previously played significant roles in projects for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Communities and Local Government (CLG), the Big Lottery Fund, and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Research interests/PhD supervision
- asset-based approaches to health and social care
- exploring different methodological approaches to engaging those groups that are seldom heard
- the challenges faced by the Voluntary and Community Sector
If you are interested in undertaking a PhD in these areas, please get in touch with Nadia and she will be happy to discuss any ideas you have.
- Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
Please contact me for further details about these research projects and for summaries of the findings.
2015-2016 Increasing the uptake of primary and community long-term conditions services in Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in Nottingham - an exploratory research study, NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group. Role: Project manager.
2015-2021 Evaluation of Age Better in Sheffield, South Yorkshire Housing Association. Role: Member of the research team.
2015-2016 Health Impact Assessment: Lambeth Housing Standard, Lambeth Council. Role: Member of the research team.
2015-2016 Evaluation of the British Red Cross First Call Service, British Red Cross. Role: Member of the research team.
2014- 2016 Evaluation of Doncaster Supporting and Maintaining IndependenceProgramme, Doncaster MBC. Role: Member of the research team.
2013-2019 Evaluation of the Talent Match Programme, Big Lottery Fund (with the Universities of Cambridge and Warwick). Role: Member of the research team.