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Dr Kath Maguire

Dr Kath Maguire

Research Fellow

01392 726059/01872 258164

Knowledge Spa Research Office 3

Kath is a sociologist, research fellow in public involvement and engagement. She works in the European Centre for the Environment and Human Health, and supports the Health and Environment Public Engagement (HEPE) group in Cornwall. This role is supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for the South West Peninsula (PenCLAHRC). It was with PenCLAHRC and the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry that she completed her PhD in 2014 with a theses entitled 'Public and Patient Involvement in Theory and in Practice'. Before undertaking that study Kath had been one of the founder members of the PenCLAHRC public and patient involvement group (PenPIG).  

As a University of Exeter Catalyst engagement champion she has worked with colleagues from other academic colleges and community groups to support engaged research and learning. A particular interest of hers is the use of stories, games and activities in communication about research.

As a member of the Third Gap Research Group, within the Institute for Health Research, Kath is particularly interested in connecting theoretical understanding of public involvement and engagement to our developing practice. She is committed to ensuring service users and members of the public are supported to access research evidence and that addressing their information needs is embedded in research priorities.

Qualifications

MA Cantab

MA Exon

PhD PCMD

Career

A former carer, Kath previously used that personal experience to inform lay roles with NIHR funding panels and the General Medical Council Reference Community. She was a member of the National Community Forum, which sat wthin the Department for Communities and Local Government, taking part in their panel on community involvement across government. She also worked with Empowering Communities, the south west regional cross sectoral consortium on public engagement. She was part of a social enterprise, researching community involvement in Local Strategic Partnerships for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Her work with local community sector groups has focused on community based learning and active citizenship support. 

Research

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Gibson A, Boddy K, Maguire K, Britten N (In Press). Exploring the impact of providing evidence-based medicine training to service users. Research Involvement and Engagement, 1, 1-13. Full text.
Maguire K, Britten N (2017). “How can anybody be representative for those kind of people?” Forms of patient representation in health research, and why it is always contestable. Social Science & Medicine, 183, 62-69. Full text.
Britten N, Maguire K (2016). Lay knowledge, social movements and the use of medicines: Personal reflections. Health (London), 20(2), 77-93. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Morris C, Blake S, Stimson A, Borek A, Maguire K (2016). Resources for parents raising a disabled child in the UK. Paediatrics and Child Health (United Kingdom) Full text.
Gibson A, Boddy K, Maguire K, Britten N (2015). Exploring the impact of providing evidence-based medicine training to service users. Research Involvement and Engagement, 1(1).
Maguire K, Jones E, Williams-Yesson B, Stevens S (2014). Valuing patient and public involvement in research. Nurs Times, 110(45), 22-23. Abstract.  Author URL.

Reports

Maguire K (2006). Active Governance: the value added by community involvement in governance. Joseph Rowntree Foundation,  York, Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Full text.

Internet publications

Maguire K (2017). Talking About Research Using Games, Models, Maps, and Stories.  Abstract.  Full text. Web link.

Publications by year


In Press

Gibson A, Boddy K, Maguire K, Britten N (In Press). Exploring the impact of providing evidence-based medicine training to service users. Research Involvement and Engagement, 1, 1-13. Full text.

2017

Maguire K (2017). Talking About Research Using Games, Models, Maps, and Stories.  Abstract.  Full text. Web link.
Maguire K, Britten N (2017). “How can anybody be representative for those kind of people?” Forms of patient representation in health research, and why it is always contestable. Social Science & Medicine, 183, 62-69. Full text.

2016

Britten N, Maguire K (2016). Lay knowledge, social movements and the use of medicines: Personal reflections. Health (London), 20(2), 77-93. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Morris C, Blake S, Stimson A, Borek A, Maguire K (2016). Resources for parents raising a disabled child in the UK. Paediatrics and Child Health (United Kingdom) Full text.

2015

Gibson A, Boddy K, Maguire K, Britten N (2015). Exploring the impact of providing evidence-based medicine training to service users. Research Involvement and Engagement, 1(1).

2014

Maguire K (2014). Public and Patient Involvement in Theory and in Practice.  Abstract.  Full text.
Maguire K, Jones E, Williams-Yesson B, Stevens S (2014). Valuing patient and public involvement in research. Nurs Times, 110(45), 22-23. Abstract.  Author URL.

2006

Maguire K (2006). Active Governance: the value added by community involvement in governance. Joseph Rowntree Foundation,  York, Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Full text.

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