Mrs Laura Gill
Research Group Co-ordinator
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)
Currently I work for both PenARC and the Community and Primary Care Research Group on a variety of projects as the Research Group Coordinator. I hold research expertise in report writing, bid coordination, research contracting, PPI (Patient and Public Involvement), audio transcription, complex data entry and anonymisation of data for research analysis. My skills have also developed in research coding, dissemination, research framework conception and development and service mapping. I hold an interest in mixed methods research, which has been built up from work experience gained and also from academic interest as part of BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies and MSc Social Research. I have over 24 years of experience of working in a higher education environment, including over 13 years working in an academic research team, which encompassed working as an academic researcher as part of a complex mental health study.
MSc Social Research
BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies
DipHE Childhood and Youth Studies Research
CertHE Social Science
An interest in mixed methods research methodology, built up from work experience gained, and also from academic interest as part of BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies and MSc Social Research. Having worked at the University of Plymouth for 23 years, and within the research team for over 12 years, I have expanded both my practical experience and theoretical knowledge.
I hold an interest in research with children and young people, triggered by academic study with the Open University as part of my BA (Hons). Working as an academic researcher as part of a complex mental health intervention has expanded my research knowledge and capability. My current role of Research Group Coordinator for the Community and Primary Care Research Group allows me to partake in projects of interest, providing management support, and advice and guidance on all aspects of research from bid conception through to dissemination and final report submission.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Taylor C, Gill L, Gibson A, Byng R, Quinn C (2018) Engaging ‘Seldom Heard’ Groups in Research and Intervention Development: Offender Mental Health, Health Expectations, 2018:1-7
Baker E, Gwernan-Jones RC, Britten N, Cox M, McCabe C, Retzer A, Gill L, Plappert H, Reilly S, Pinfold V, Gask L, Byng R, Birchwood M (2019) Refining a model of collaborative care for people with a diagnosis of bipolar, schizophrenia or other psychoses in England: a qualitative formative evaluation, BMC Psychiatry, 2019:19:7
Gwernan-Jones R, Britten N, Allard J, Baker E, Gill L, Lloyd H, Rawcliffe T, Sayers R, Plappert H, Gibson J, Clark M, Birchwood M, Pinfold V, Reilly S, Gask L & Byng, R (2019) A worked example of the initial programme theory development phase in theory-driven evaluation: PARTNERS2 collaborative care for people who have experienced psychosis in England, Evaluation, May 2019:1-22
Baker E, Gwernan-Jones R, Britten N, McCabe C, Gill L, Byng R and Gask L (2019) Using Interpersonal Process Recall to understand empowerment processes in a collaborative care intervention for people with a diagnosis of psychosis, Psychosis, [Accepted awaiting publication]
Gill, L (2017) What do patients think GPs should stop doing or do less of? The patients views, SAPC ASM, Plymouth, November, Oral Presentation,
Byng R, Gwernan-Jones R, Gask L, Britten N, Pinfold V, Reilly S, Planer C, McCabe C, Baker E, Allard J, Retzer A, Gill L, Birchwood M (2017) Developing a collaborative care model for people with severe mental illness: intervention theory development, SAPC ASM, Warwick, July, Oral Presentation, https://sapc.ac.uk/conference/2017/abstract/developing-collaborative-care-model-people-severe-mental-illness
Gwernan-Jones RC, Byng R, Gask L, Britten N, Allard J, Gill L, Rawcliffe T, Sayers R, Lloyd H, Plappert H, Pinfold V, Reilly S, England E, Waheed W, Birchwood M (2015) Developing a collaborative care model for people with severe mental illness: intervention theory development, Poster