Dr Alice Dunning

PhD, BSc

Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health

Research Fellow

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Dr Alice Dunning
Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

I am an applied health researcher with a background in health psychology. I joined ScHARR in March 2022 as a Research Fellow on the EquALD project funded by the NIHR. EquALD is a programme of research which will improve understanding of how Individual Support Funds (ISFs) for adults with learning disabilities are used and what people and organisations are doing to make ISFs successful. The study will use co-production to develop two toolkits: to support systems within social care to develop, deliver and maintain successful ISFs; and to support adults with learning disabilities to decide whether to take up an offer of ISFs.

I was awarded my BSc in Psychology in 2017, during my degree I undertook a placement with the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group as an honorary Research Assistant. My PhD was funded by NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber and the University of Leeds. My PhD used mixed methods to establish the feasibility and effectiveness of using a self-affirmation intervention with nursing staff to help improve levels of wellbeing and patient safety. I worked as a Research Associate for the Institute of Applied Health Research at the University of Birmingham on a project looking at working cultures, mental health and suicide among junior doctors. More recently, I worked as a Research Fellow at the Bradford Institute for Health Research on the Redeploy project which explored the impact of redeployment during Covid-19 on nurse wellbeing, job performance and retention. The project supported the development of policy and practice recommendations for future redeployment.


PhD, BSc

Research interests

I am a mixed-methods researcher, who specialises in qualitative research. I am passionate about research which has a real world impact. I am interested in health inequalities, improving the experience of adults with learning disabilities and supporting wellbeing.


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