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 Karen Rigby

Karen Rigby

Research Administrator

 01392408170

 RILD Building Level 2, CRF

 

University of Exeter Medical School, RILD Building, RD&E Hospital Wonford, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW, UK

Overview

Karen has a background in social research in Melbourne Australia where she worked for the Telecommunications Needs Research Group (RMIT University), researching communication and teaching methodology, specialising in qualitative research (Nvivo).  After her move to the UK she worked in Exeter University's Sociology Department looking at Politics and Old Age and then later researching the support provided at school for children with life limiting and life threatening illnesses, before taking a break to raise her children.  Karen developed an interest in diabetes after both her husband and her daughter were diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.  This led her to volunteer with Professor Noel Morgan in the Islet Biology Exeter team after which she became Professor Morgan’s PA for 6 months temporarily to cover sick leave before moving to the Exeter NiHR Clinical Research Facility firstly as a Research Administrator on the NIHR Global Health Research Project: Improving outcomes in sub-Saharan African diabetes through better diagnosis and treatment and more recently as the NIHR BioResource Coordinator.  

Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma in Social Research
  • Bachelor of the Arts – Sociology & Art History

 

Research

Research interests

  • Social Factors which impact upon successful management and outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes.
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies
  • Health Research Participation

Research projects

  • NIHR Global Health Research Project: Improving outcomes in sub-Saharan African diabetes through better diagnosis and treatment.

 

Teaching

Supervision / Group

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