Dr Stephanie Ejegi-Memeh
PhD, MSc, PG Cert
Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School
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Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School
I have been working and researching in the field of health inequalities since 2008, when I completed my BSc in Adult Nursing. I have worked with several NGOs and universities in the UK and Spain. After completing a Master of Nursing Science (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London), I was awarded a PhD scholarship from the University of Sheffield.
I completed my PhD in the Division of Nursing and Midwifery in 2019. My thesis was an interpretative phenomenological analysis of the sexual health and well-being experiences of baby boomer women living with Type 2 diabetes.
Since 2019, I have worked as a Research Associate in the Health Sciences School. I currently lead and contribute to research undertaken at the Mesothelioma UK Research Centre and the NIHR School for Public Health Research.
- Research interests
Methodologically, my experience is in qualitative research. I have expertise in phenomenology, thematic analysis and framework analysis.
My interests lie in health inequalities and patient/staff experience research. I have a specific interest in mesothelioma, sexual health and well-being; and health issues related to gender and race.
- Impact of Covid-19 on lung cancer and mesothelioma specialist nurses: a survey of experiences and perceptions. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 61. View this article in WRRO
- Facilitators of and barriers to continuity with GPs in primary palliative cancer care: a mixed-methods systematic review. Progress in Palliative Care. View this article in WRRO
- Mesothelioma patient and carer experience: a study to identify research priorities. Lung Cancer, 165, S25-S25.
- Patient and public involvement (PPI) in mesothelioma research: experiences of the Mesothelioma UK Research Centre. Lung Cancer, 165, S26-S26.
- Gender and the experiences of living with mesothelioma: a thematic analysis. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 52. View this article in WRRO
- Understanding the palliative care needs and experiences of people with mesothelioma and their family carers : an integrative systematic review. Palliative Medicine, 35(6), 1039-1051. View this article in WRRO
- Sexual health discussions between health care professionals and midlife-older women living with Type 2 diabetes: an interpretative phenomenological study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 77(3), 1411-1421. View this article in WRRO
- Living with mesothelioma : a qualitative study of the experiences of male military veterans in the UK. European Journal of Oncology Nursing. View this article in WRRO
- Patients’ and informal carers’ experience of living with mesothelioma: A systematic rapid review and synthesis of the literature. European Journal of Oncology Nursing.
Conference proceedings papers
- P63 Developing a sexual rights charter for older adults. Abstracts
- Patient and informal carers experience of living with mesothelioma: a systematic rapid review and synthesis of the literature. Lung Cancer, Vol. 156(Supplement 1) (pp S31-S31). Virtual, 22 April 2021 - 23 April 2021. View this article in WRRO
- The Gendered Experience of Mesothelioma Study (GEMS) : initial findings from a mixed method study. Lung Cancer, Vol. 139(Suppl 1) (pp S69-S70). Dublin, Ireland, 29 January 2020 - 31 January 2020. View this article in WRRO
- 162 - The military mesothelioma experience study (MiMES). Lung Cancer, Vol. 139(Suppl 1) (pp s70-s71). Dublin, Ireland, 29 January 2020 - 31 January 2020. View this article in WRRO
- P2.06-26 The military mesothelioma experience study (MiMES) : initial findings and implications for practice. Journal of Thoracic Oncology, Vol. 14(10) (pp S765-S765). Barcelona, Spain, 7 September 2019 - 10 September 2019. View this article in WRRO
Theses / Dissertations
- Research group
Rebecca Stephenson - MMedSci dissertation
Tamesha Dennis – BMedSci dissertation
Dr. Emilie Couchman - PhD student (current)
£1,000: ESRC Festival of Social Science 2019. What do we know about menopause, relationships and intimacy for women? Co-applicant – Dr. Sharron Hinchliff. Funded by the ESRC, UK.
€190: Attendance to 16th National AIDS Conference, Barcelona, Spain in 2013. Funded by the Citizen’s Anti-AIDS Association of Catalonia, Spain
€450: Attendance to 15th National AIDS Conference, Madrid, Spain in 2012. Funded by SEISIDA (Spanish Interdisciplinary AIDS Society), Spain
£25,000: Exploring the role of Black-led community organisations in promoting mental well-being in Black communities (PI) NIHR Career Development Award.
£18,000: Supporting nurses’ palliative care education needs. World Wide University Network (PI) Worldwide University Network.
£31,484: MINNOW: Investigating the Mental health Implications of a mesothelioma diagNosis and developiNg resources to Optimise Wellbeing (PI) Mesothelioma UK. 2021.
£6000: Gender and the experiences of mesothelioma: an animation for professionals. TUoS Public Engagement Development Fund
£2000: University of Sheffield. Public Engagement Development Fund 2020. ‘Capacity building and training on: Isolation and loneliness among older BAME people living in the UK’ project (Co-app)
- Teaching activities
I co-lead the Introduction to Epidemiology Unit
I am a seminar lead for the Health Psychology Unit
I frequently contribute to units on the Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Nursing (PG Dip Adult Nursing) and the BMedSci Health and Human Sciences.
- Professional activities
Member of the Health Sciences School Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Co-lead the Staff Race Equality Network Mentoring Scheme
Development Officer, Staff Race Equality Network (role to commence October 2022)
Member of the White Rose Gender Equality College
Member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council
Ejegi-Memeh S (2019) Baby boomer women, Type 2 diabetes and sexual health discussions in primary care: An interpretative phenomenological analysis (PhD)
Ejegi-Memeh S (2012) Association between HIV status and HIV knowledge in the population attending NGOs to perform rapid HIV tests in Catalonia (MSc)
Ejegi-Memeh S (2008) A qualitative grounded theory study to investigate the rationale for complementary and alternative medicine use in people living with HIV in industrialised countries (BSc)