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Dr Heather Brant

Dr Heather Brant

Dr Heather Brant
B.Sc(W.England), M.Sc.(W.England), PhD(Bristol)

Senior Research Associate (Qualitative Research)

CLAHRC West,
9th Floor, Whitefriars BS1 2NT
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+44 (0) 117 342 1256

Summary

I work as a qualitative researcher at CLAHRC West and am involved in number of their projects.

My particular research interests include decision-making and the concepts of wellbeing and identity. My PhD explored the experiences of people with Ectodermal Dysplasia (an inherited condition that can affect appearance) and how living with this condition might influence reproductive choice.  This was completed in the Centre for Ethics at the University of Bristol in collaboration with the Centre for Appearance Research at UWE.

Biography

I am an academic researcher, a health psychologist and a registered nurse who has a wealth of experience in health service research utilising mixed methods, quantitative and qualitative methodology.

Projects I have worked on include being the project manager and researcher for the Alt-Con project, a collaborative project including researchers from the Universities of Bristol. Oxford, Edinburgh and Exeter. The project was led by Professor Chris Salisbury and aimed to explore the potential of alternatives to face to face consultations in general practice. This 2 year project, fundedby the NIHR HS&DR programme, aimed to learn lessons about the perceived advantages and disadvantages of alternatives to face to face consultations and why these alternatives had not been used more widely in general practice.

In addition I have worked ona study into the stress response in junior doctors, a small project exploring the stress response in young adults from the ALSPAC study, a project looking at attentional bias and its effect on emotional disclosure and an interventional study exploring a tool to reduce distress in newly diagnosed cancer patients. I recently completed a mixed methods study, funded by the NIHR, combining focussed ethnography with value stream mapping to explore avoidable admissions to hospital through unscheduled care but predominantly the emergency department. In particular, how decisions are made whether to admit or discharge patients whose outcomes are initially uncertain.

Activities / Findings

I work as a qualitative researcher at CLAHRC West and am involved in number of their projects.

My particular research interests include decision-making and the concepts of wellbeing and identity. My PhD explored the experiences of people with Ectodermal Dysplasia (an inherited condition that can affect appearance) and how living with this condition might influence reproductive choice.  This was completed in the Centre for Ethics at the University of Bristol in collaboration with the Centre for Appearance Research at UWE.

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Organisations

Bristol Medical School (PHS)

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