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Dr Emma France

Senior Lecturer

NMAHP University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Emma France

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Emma is a senior lecturer based in the NMAHP Research Unit. She joined the unit in 2012 as a lecturer. Emma leads and collaborates on research grants in the fields of families and long-term health conditions and methodological research in the area of qualitative evidence synthesis, specifically meta-ethnography. She specialises in qualitative research methods but also has expertise in quantitative and mixed methods approaches. Between April 2007-March 2012, Emma was employed as a research fellow on several research grants at the Universities of Stirling and Edinburgh including: the National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organisation programme funded ‘Information for choice: what people need, prefer and use'; the Scottish School of Primary Care funded ‘MALT' (Scottish Multiple And Long Term Conditions) study; and a qualitative study of men's and women's experiences of stroke. Prior to her academic role, Emma worked as a researcher and project manager in the commercial and voluntary sectors including for a mental health service provider, a design consultancy, and a telecommunications company. Emma has an MA (honours) in psychology and French and a PhD in psychology from the University of Glasgow. Research skills & expertise: qualitative research - thematic and framework analysis, narrative analysis, qualitative secondary analysis, qualitative evidence synthesis, visual and projective methods, focus groups, in-depth interviews, using NVIVO software; systematic reviewing; quantitative methods - experimental design, parametric and non-parametric statistics, questionnaire design

Event / Presentation

What’s wrong with meta-ethnography reporting? A systematic review of published studies. . BSA Medical Sociology Group 46th Annual Conference 2014

Authors: Emma France, Nicola Ring, Rebecca Thomas, Jane Noyes, Margaret Maxwell, Ruth Jepson. 

Developing an audio-visual intervention to support children’s adherence to home chest physiotherapy for cystic fibrosis. 38th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference

What’s wrong with meta-ethnography reporting? A systematic review to inform meta-ethnography reporting guidelines. 14th Annual Qualitative Methods Conference

Emma France, Nicola Ring, Jane Noyes (on behalf of the eMERGE core group). What’s wrong with meta-ethnography reporting? A systematic review to inform meta-ethnography reporting guidelines. Oral presentation at the International Institute for Qualitative Methods 14th Annual Qualitative Methods Conference, Melbourne, Australia, April 28-30 2015.

Using a novel action research approach to develop an audio-visual resource to support children’s adherence to home chest physiotherapy for cystic fibrosis. 14th Annual Qualitative Methods Conference

Emma France, Karen Semple, Mark Grindle. Using a novel action research approach to develop an audio-visual resource to support children’s adherence to home chest physiotherapy for cystic fibrosis. Oral presentation at the International Institute for Qualitative Methods 14th Annual Qualitative Methods Conference, Melbourne, Australia, April 28-30 2015.

The Power of Dreams, a grounded theory study into dream fulfilment in children and young people with life limiting and long term conditions and their families. 8th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care

Authors: Jayne Galinsky, Liz Forbat & Emma France. 

Symposium: Apples, pears and elephants: challenges and solutions to making systematic reviews more useful. Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference

Authors: Wells M, France EF, Harris F, Abhyankar P, Pollock A.  

The power of dreams: a grounded theory study, looking to explore the impact of dream fulfilment on children with life limiting and long term conditions and their families. British Psychological Society Qualitative methods in psychology conference

Jayne Galinsky, Emma France & Liz Forbat. The power of dreams: a grounded theory study, looking to explore the impact of dream fulfilment on children with life limiting and long term conditions and their families. Poster presented at British Psychological Society Qualitative methods in psychology conference. Huddersfield. 4 – 6th September 2013. Won first prize.

Chronic pain and the family - a scoping review. Scottish School of Primary Care Conference 2013

France, E.F., Farquharson, B. & Abhyankar, P. Chronic pain and the family - a scoping review. Presented at the Scottish School of Primary Care Conference, Inverness, 25-26 April 2013

Who has dreams fulfilled at end of life? An audit of a dream fulfilment organisation for children and young people. Help the Hospices conference: Hospice Care: Fit for the Future

Galinsky, J., Forbat, L., France, E., & White, J. (2013). P107 Who has dreams fulfilled at end of life? An audit of a dream fulfilment organisation for children and young people. Poster presentation. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 3(Suppl 1), A48-A48.

Self-Identity, Gender, and Experiences of Coping After Stroke: A Narrative Analysis of Stroke Survivors' Perspectives. The 16th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Qualitative Health Research

http://www.inspirenet.ca/…-conference-2010

"Knowing People Are Coping With What You Have to Cope With Is Reassuring": Why People Use and Value Experiential Health Information. 16th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Qualitative Health Research

http://www.inspirenet.ca/…-conference-2010

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