Mr Sebastian Stevens

Mr Sebastian Stevens

Research Impact Fellow Health & Social Innovation

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)


I am an experienced mixed-methods social researcher working within the areas of innovation. digital healthcare and digital transformation. I largely focus on evaluating the implementation of digital technologies within the health and care environment, supporting the development of a regional eHealth innovation ecosystem in the South West UK and exploring the potential to reduce loneliness and isolation in ageing within rural coastal communities through social innovation.


PhD Medical Education (Awaiting Viva)
MSc Social Research with Merit
BSc Hons Criminology and Criminal Justice with Social Research 

Professional membership

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Teaching interests

I have taught social science research methods for the past six years to both undergraduates and postgraduates in the School of Law Criminology and Government and the Medical School. My teaching interests are focussed within quantitative social sciences, in particular, social network analysis. 

Research interests

Evaluating the Implementation of Digital Health Technologies

Networking and Innovation Ecosystems 

Social Innovation and Healthy Ageing 

Key publications are highlighted

Turner R, Sutton C, Gray C, Stevens S & Swain J 2018 'Student experiences of research methods education in college-based higher education' Research in Post-Compulsory Education , DOI PEARL
Stevens SAG, Read J, Baines R, Chatterjee A & Archer J 2018 'Validation of Multisource Feedback in Assessing Medical Performance: A Systematic Review' Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 38, (4) PEARL
Baines R, de Bere SR, Stevens S, Read J, Marshall M, Lalani M, Bryce M & Archer J 2018 'The impact of patient feedback on the medical performance of qualified doctors: a systematic review' BMC Medical Education 18, Author Site , DOI PEARL
Turner R, Morrison D, Cotton D, Child S, Stevens S, Nash P & Kneale P 2017 'Easing the transition of First Year Undergraduates Through an Immersive Induction Module' Teaching in Higher Education , DOI PEARL
Ayres R, Stevens S & Regan de Bere S 2016 'Getting real in the community: Evaluating the “making a difference” interdisciplinary social engagement project' MedEDPublish , DOI PEARL
Williams M, Sloan L, Cheung SY, Sutton C, Stevens S & Runham L 2015 'Can’t Count or Won’t Count? Embedding Quantitative Methods in Substantive Sociology Curricula: A Quasi-Experiment' Sociology 50, (3) 435-452 , DOI PEARL
Gray C, Turner R, Sutton C, Petersen C, Stevens S, Swain J, Esmond B, Schofield C & Thackeray D 2015 'Research methods teaching in vocational environments: developing critical engagement with knowledge?' Journal of Vocational Education and Training 67, (3) 274-293 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Conference Papers
Stevens S & Chatterjee A 2019 'Social Capital Theory as a Framework for Stakeholder Connectivity Within an eHealth Innovation Ecosystem: a Case Study of the EPIC Project' 4th European Conference in Social Networks, Zurich 9-/-0/2019 9-/-0/2019
Stevens S, Jones R, Zahra D & Chatterjee A 2019 'Using Longitudinal Social Network Methods to Evaluate the Impact of eHealth Innovation Ecosystem Development: A Case Study of the EPIC project' XXXIX Sunbelt Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Montréal, Québec, Canada 6-/-0/2019 6-/-0/2019
Stevens S, Chatterjee A, Archer J, Scott J & Basov N 2018 'Exploring the association between social relationships and trust on assessor selection for colleague feedback assessments within UK medicine' XXXVIII Sunbelt Conference. Utrecht, The Netherlands 6-/-0/2018 1-/-0/1900
Stevens S, Archer J, Scott J & Chatterjee A 2018 'Multisource Feedback and the Validity of Self-Selection: A Social Network Analysis in Primary Healthcare' ASME Annual Scientific Meeting. Sage, Gateshead 7-/-0/2018 1-/-0/1900
Stevens S, Chatterjee A, Archer J & Scott J 2017 'The Impact of Social Relationships on Multi-Source Feedback Assessments for UK General Practitioners: A Social Network Analysis' European Conference on Social Networks Mainz, Germany. 9-/-0/2018 8-/-0/2018
Price TJ, Regan de Bere S, Archer J, Ayres R, Baines R, Gravett T, Stevens S & Tredinnick-Rowe J 2017 Price, T. Regan de Bere, S. Archer,J. Ayres, R. Baines, R. Gravett, T. Stevens,S. Tredinnick-Rowe, J. (2017). SustainingProject Equinox: A Feasibility Study. Plymouth.