Farre, Albert


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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):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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