Dr Bethan Treadgold
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Smeall Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
Bethan Treadgold is a Chartered Psychologist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the Primary Care Research Group, University of Exeter Medical School, and qualitative advsior for the NIHR Research Design Service South West. Bethan joined the University of Exeter in 2021, while finalising her PhD research at the Univeristy of Southampton. Bethan's research interests are interdisciplinary, with a focus on health services research, online health, patient experiences, and employing qualitative research methods.
Bethan began carrying out health services research while undertaking a MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Southampton (2016-2017), where she conducted a mixed-methods national service evaluation of rehabilitation services for children after treatment for a brain tumour (Treadgold et al. 2019). Alongside her studies, Bethan worked as a qualitative research assistant at the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, in maternal health (Lawrence et al. 2020). Bethan went on to secure funding from the National Instute for Health Research School for Primary Care, and later Research Capability Funding from Solent NHS Trust, to undertake a PhD studentship at the Primary Care Research Centre, University of Southampton (2017-2021). For her PhD, Bethan carried out a mixed-methods (though primarily qualitative) exploration of parents and carers’ views and experiences of eczema information and support in the online world. Bethan identified the online resources used by parents and carers, before exploring the nature of eczema advice shared in online support communities, and how parents and carers made sense of and acted upon online advice and support. Bethan also assessed the quality of advice shared in online support communities. Bethan has since provided guidance for a charity to improve their online support services for families of children with eczema.
Bethan is currently working as a qualitative research fellow on two National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded projects:
1. Digital Facilitation in Primary Care (DI-FACTO): a collaborative research project investigating the benefits and challenges associated with different models of digital facilitation currently in use in general practice across England. Bethan is working within the qualitative team to conduct a focused ethnography (case study) in general practices across the South West, and qualitative interviews with key stakeholders outside of general practice at national, regional, and local levels in England.
2. Investigating Clinical Excellence Awards (INCEA): a collaborative research project to develop a revised scoring scheme for the assessment of National Clinical Excellence Awards for doctors and dentists in England and Wales. Bethan is conducting qualitative interviews with current assessors and other stakeholders, and leading patient and public involvement.
- BSc Psychology, University of Southampton (2016)
- MSc Health Psychology, University of Southampton (2017)
- PhD Primary Care Research, Univeristy of Southampton (2022)
- Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society (2022)
Bethan's research interests are interdisciplinary, with a focus on:
- Health services research
- Online health
- Online support communties/forums
- Parents and carers' experiences
- Qualitative research methods
- Investigating Clinical Excellence Awards (INCEA), a collaborative research project funded by the NIHR to develop a revised scoring scheme for the assessment of National Clinical Excellence Awards for doctors and dentists in England and Wales.
- Digital Facilitation in Primary Care (DI-FACTO), a collaborative research project funded by the NIHR to investigate the benefits and challenges associated with different models of digital facilitation currently in use in general practice in parts of Eastern England and North London, the South West, and the Midlands: http://sites.exeter.ac.uk/di-facto/
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Bethan has provided support on the following undergraduate programmes:
- Psychology, Year 3, Psychology Applied to Health : Critical appraisal and behaviour change
- BMBS, Year 1, Making Sense of Evidence: Qualitative research critical appraisal