I am currently undertaking the MA Research Methods (Politics, International Relations and Security) course as part of my ESRC 1+3 pathway. My proposed research project combines theories of accountability and voter behaviour with quantitative analysis of health service statistics and data on public opinion, to explore how and to what extent performance of services (as defined by current policy) affects people’s opinions of the National Health Service in England.
After graduating from the University of Leeds with a first-class joint honours degree in International Relations and Portuguese, I spent 5 years working in the NHS, mostly in commissioning. During this time I also undertook an MSc in Health Informatics at University College London and a PGCert in Leadership and Service Improvement through Manchester Business School and the University of Birmingham. My ESRC studentship is supported by my collaborative partner, NHS South Tees CCG, who are providing access to population-level data.