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Albert joined the School of Health Sciences at the University of Dundee in 2019, following 6 years in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, first as Research Associate at the Institute of Child Health and then as Research Fellow at the Institute of Applied Health Research, working across the University of Birmingham and the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Albert has a background in social psychology and applied qualitative and mixed-methods health research, with a particular interest in young people’s health, implementation science and complex interventions, health/illness and healthcare experiences, and evidence synthesis.
Albert’s research is informed by two broad interrelated concerns: (1) How change, innovations and complex interventions are implemented and routinely embedded in health professionals’ everyday work practices; and (2) The role of psychosocial understandings of health/illness and healthcare behaviours, focusing on patients’ and health professionals’ experiences, to inform the provision/delivery of health services and public health programmes.
His current research interests include the following topic areas: Child and adolescent health; developmentally appropriate healthcare (including transitional care); patient/care experiences; chronic illness/long term conditions; implementation science and development/evaluation of complex interventions; qualitative and mixed methods; evidence synthesis; ethnographic research in healthcare settings; multidisciplinary team/work dynamics; contextual and material aspects (spaces and places) of health/illness/care behaviours; healthcare information systems/technologies; health promotion and communication; patient and public involvement and engagement in research and care.
Albert teaches on research methods and health/illness/care behaviours at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and supervises Masters and PhD students.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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The iDiabetes Platform - Enhanced Phenotyping of Patients With Diabetes For Precision Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment (Joint with NHS Education for Scotland and University of Aberdeen)
Bell, S., Croudace, T., Cunningham, S., Dillon, J., Doney, A., Donnan, P., Farre, A., Lang, C., McCrimmon, R., Mordi, I., Palmer, C. & Pearson, E.
1/05/22 → 30/04/26
Co-Production of an NHS-Tailored Implementation and Evaluation Strategy Framework to Support Women in the UK to Breastfeed with a Focus on Reducing Health Inequities: Evidence Synthesis with Stakeholder Engagement (joint with Queen's University Belfast, Huddersfield University, Open University, University College London and Public Health Wales)
Farre, A., Gavine, A. & McFadden, A.
National Institute for Health Research
1/02/21 → 1/02/23
Rapid Research in Covid -19 Programme
Barrable, A., Belch, J., Boehnke, J., Booth, D., Brown, A., Cantrell, D., Chalmers, J., Coleman, S., Connell, D., Cuschieri, A., Dicker, A., Doney, A., Eftimie, R., Fang, M., Farre, A., Gamble, C., Howden, A., Krstajic, N., Lamond, A., Lee, M., Palmer, C., Parcell, B., Pearson, E., Shoemark, A. & Sixsmith, J.
1/06/20 → 30/09/21
Addressing education and employment outcomes in the provision of healthcare for young people with physical long-term conditions: a systematic review and mixed methods synthesisFarre, A., Lunt, L., Lee, R., Verstappen, S. & McDonagh, J. E., Jul 2023, In: Patient Education and Counseling. 112, 22 p., 107765.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile66 Downloads (Pure)
Factors affecting the implementation of effective interventions to support women to breastfeed: a systematic review and mixed methods synthesisFarre, A., Shinwell, S., Cumming, S., Buchannan, P., Gavine, A., Marshall, J. L., Lynn, F., Wallace, L. & McFadden, A., 19 Apr 2023. 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Downloads (Pure)
Identifying effective breastfeeding support for healthy women and those with long-term conditionsGavine, A., Shinwell, S., Hay, L., Buchanan, P., Farre, A., Wade, A., Lynn, F., Marshall, J. L., Cumming, S., Dare, S., Ximenes Vasconcelos, F. & McFadden, A., 20 Apr 2023.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Stakeholder and parent co-production within an NHS-tailored evidence synthesis of breastfeeding support in the UK: the Action4Breastfeeding projectBuchannan, P., McFadden, A., Marshall, J. L., Shinwell, S., Farre, A., Cumming, S., Hay, L. & Gavine, A., 19 Apr 2023.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Downloads (Pure)
“My gut feeling is…”: Identifying healthcare professionals communication about pain in rheumatology: Presenter(s): Sarah Peters, University of Manchester, United KingdomLee, R. R., McDonagh, J., Rapley, T., Farre, A., Connelly, M., Palermo, T., Toupin-April, K. & Cordingley, L., Apr 2023, In: Patient Education and Counseling. 109, Supplement, p. 86 1 p., 0.21.5.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Conference article › peer-review
Community mobilisation through intersectoral partnerships to support education and employment outcomes for adolescents and young adults with long term health conditions: The Work Ready Network project. Award: £6,455.40
McDonagh, Janet E. (Recipient), Verstappen, Suzanne (Recipient), Farre, Albert (Recipient) & Lunt, Laura (Recipient), 2021
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
Postgraduate research internship
Albert Farre (Supervisor)31 Jan 2022 → 18 Jun 2022
Activity: Other activity types › Types of External academic engagement - Hosting an academic visitor
Perinatal mental illness and distress: What is it and why is it important?
Nicola Gray (Recipient), Albert Farre (Recipient), Sara Cumming (Recipient), Shona Shinwell (Recipient), Louise Marryat (Recipient) & Camila Biazus-Dalcin (Recipient)3 Apr 2022
Activity: Other activity types › Funding - grants and income which support research related activities
Keeping Active with Texting after Stroke (KATS study) Co-design of a text message intervention to increase post-rehabilitation physical activity and exercise.
Jacqui Morris (Speaker), Linda Irvine (Contributor), Albert Farre (Contributor) & Jenna Breckenridge (Contributor)31 Dec 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Addressing the vocational development of young people with long-term health conditions in health care settings: a systematic review and mixed methods synthesis
Albert Farre (Invited speaker), Laura Lunt (Contributor), Rebecca R. Lee (Contributor), Suzanne Verstappen (Contributor) & Janet E. McDonagh (Contributor)11 May 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Alison McFadden (Presenter), Fiona Lynn (Presenter), Shona Shinwell (Organiser), Albert Farre (Contributor) & Sara Cumming (Contributor)17 Nov 2022
Activity: Other activity types › Public engagement and outreach - work on advisory panels
Covid: Restrictions caused some women pregnancy stress, study says
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