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Biography

Clair is a HCPC (UK) and NBCOT (USA) registered Occupational Therapist. She worked at King’s College London from 2009-2014 on a large multi-site NIHR funded randomised controlled trial to develop and test a recovery intervention. Alongside the RCT, Clair conducted a PhD grounded theory study in Health Services and Population Research, that explored staff perspectives on recovery-orientated practice, which she completed in 2017.  

From 2016-2018, Clair worked as chief investigator for the living with and beyond cancer study funded by Macmillan Cancer Support and hosted by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust where she developed the ARC cancer framework.  

Clair has recently re-joined KCL and works as a qualitative research fellow. She is author of articles in peer-reviewed international scientific journals and author of book chapter Mental health services and recovery in Improving mental health care: The global challenge (2013). 

Research Interests 

  • Patient-centred care 
  • Participatory Research and co-production 
  • Qualitative methods 
  • Translational medicine

Teaching

  • Qualitative Methods 

Expertise and Public Engagement

Clair’s passion is in person-centred care and participatory research methods. She promotes public engagement and actively engages with patients/service users, clinicians/senior NHS leaders in her research.