During her undergraduate degree in Medical Sciences, Elinor developed a particular interest in health research. Through placement opportunities within health services and policy research and dementia care research, Elinor aided the development of a scoping review into quality of care assessments for patients with multimorbidity and reviewed literature for a grant application to explore gatekeeper training for admiral nurses to support family carers in the prevention of suicide, self-harm and homicide.
Elinor’s undergraduate research project, working with Dr Siobhan O’Dwyer, was inspired by a collaboration between medical science, medical imaging and archaeological research where she used qualitative methods and co-creation to outline an osteoporosis prevention programme for young adults who may be unaware of health behaviours critical for protecting bone mass in later life.
During her MRC funded PhD she will be working with Dr Ginny Russell (main supervisor), Dr Abby Russell, Dr Tamsin Newlove-Delgado and Dr Kate Langley (Cardiff University), investigating long-term outcomes of adults medicated for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as children. Elinor is keen to use patient and public involvement to inform outcomes of interest, in order to identify what is most important to people impacted by ADHD ahead of using the Millennium Cohort data to assess the impact of medications such as methylphenidate and dexamphetamine.
- BSc Medical Sciences (University of Exeter)
Elinor is particularly interested in using qualitative research and patient and public involvement to inform intervention and epidemiological research. She has a broad interest in mental health, long-term conditions and public health, and is passionate about performing research that matters to the people impacted by it. Because of this, Elinor has a passion for science communication in order to reach a wide audience for whom traditional research publications may seem inaccessible.
- Long-term outcomes of medication for childhood ADHD