Grace Lewis

Grace Lewis

Profile

I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BMedSci (Hons) in Orthoptics and have seven years’ experience as a clinical Orthoptist in the NHS. I have experience in quantitative and qualitative research methodology, and an interest in improving health-related quality of life. I completed a Master’s in Public Health (distinction) at the University of Edinburgh. During my master’s dissertation I developed an interest in novel familial interventions to improve child and family health, particularly respiratory health.

 

Research interests

Children’s health and familial approaches to improve health

Paediatric asthma and atopic asthma

Smoke-free home promotion

Health inequality

Health-related quality of life

Publications are listed at at: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5282-2941

During this PhD, I am conducting a scoping review of the available literature to outline existing knowledge on health beliefs related to indoor environmental asthma triggers, allergic sensitisation, and trigger avoidance behaviours, from the perspective of those 18 years or younger with asthma and/or their parents/carers. The scoping review also aims to identify research gaps and focus the primary data collection stage of the PhD project.  In the next stage, qualitative interviews with children, young people, their parents/carers and a group of health professionals are planned, using grounded theory methodology.  This work is funded by Asthma UK as part of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research [AUK-AC-2018-01]

Qualifications

  • MPH Master of Public Health (Distinction)
  • Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci Hons, Orthoptics)