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Albert joined the University of Dundee (School of Health Sciences) in 2019, following 6 years at the University of Birmingham (Institute of Child Health and Institute of Applied Health Research) working across the University of Birmingham and the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Albert is a social psychologist with a background in applied health research, interested in adolescent health, implementation science and complex interventions. His work relates to the psychosocial aspects of health/illness and healthcare behaviours, focusing on the experiences of patients and health professionals to inform the delivery of health services and public health programmes.
Albert’s current research interests are 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 approaches and holistic care practices in medical/clinical work and healthcare provision/delivery.
Child and adolescent health; developmentally appropriate healthcare (including transitional care); patient experience; chronic illness/long term conditions; quality improvement; implementation science and development/evaluation of complex interventions; qualitative and mixed methods; multidisciplinary team/work dynamics; healthcare information systems/technologies; parenting experiences; health promotion and communication; contextual and material aspects (spaces and places) of health/illness/care behaviours; ethnographic research in healthcare settings; patient and public involvement and engagement in research and care.
Albert has recently led and completed a study exploring the implementation of electronic prescribing in paediatric hospital settings, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) in the West Midlands, under its Maternity and Child Health theme.
He is also a co-investigator on the following studies:
- What role can hospitals play in protecting children and young people from exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke? Developing a novel intervention to support families to change their smoking behaviours. Study funded by the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Research Foundation and led by Dr Laura Jones, University of Birmingham.
- Magnolia House: New building, new service? Evaluating the early implementation and impact of Magnolia House on sharing life-altering information and bereavement care within a paediatric acute hospital. Study funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) in the West Midlands (Maternity and Child Health theme) and led by Dr Karen Shaw, University of Birmingham.
Albert teaches on qualitative research methods and health/illness/care behaviour at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and supervises Masters and PhD students.
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., Moraga Gonzalez, I., Palmer, C., Parcell, B., Pearson, E., Shoemark, A. & Sixsmith, J.
1/06/20 → 28/02/21
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)
1/02/21 → 31/07/22
Farre, A., Vidal, C., Sattari, M., Bagaria, G. & Garcia, M., 1 Apr 2021, In: Preventive Medicine. 145, 6 p., 106420.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Text messaging as a tool to improve cancer screening programs (M-TICS Study): A randomized controlled trial protocolVives, N., Farre, A., Ibáñez-Sanz, G., Vidal, C., Binefa, G., Milà, N., Pérez-Lacasta, M. J., Travier, N., Benito, L., Espinàs, J. A., Bagaria, G. & Garcia, M., 22 Jan 2021, In: PLoS ONE. 16, 1, 12 p., e0245806.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Can we normalise developmentally appropriate health care for young people in UK hospital settings? An ethnographic studyRapley, T., Farre, A., Parr, J. R., Wood, V., Reape, D., Dovey-Pearce, G., McDonagh, J. E. & The Transition Collaborative Group, Sep 2019, In: BMJ Open. 9, 9, 9 p., e029107.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)84 Downloads (Pure)
How do stakeholders experience the adoption of electronic prescribing systems in hospitals? A systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studiesFarre, A., Heath, G., Shaw, K., Bem, D. & Cummins, C., Dec 2019, In: BMJ Quality & Safety. 28, 12, p. 1021-1031 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)98 Downloads (Pure)
The impact of arthritis on the educational and early work experiences of young people: a qualitative secondary analysisFarre, A., Ryan, S., McNiven, A. & McDonagh, J. E., 9 Mar 2019, In: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health . 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)159 Downloads (Pure)