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Janet Diffin

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Overview

I am currently an honorary research associate working with Prof Gunn Grande on The Carer Suppoert Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT) research and implementation program. I am currently involved in the development of an online training and implementation toolkit for the CSNAT intervention.

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Qualifications

BSc Psychology (2005-2008; Queen's University Belfast)

PhD Nursing & Midwifery (2009-2012; Queen's University Belfast)

Biography

I previously studied at Queen's University Belfast where I completed a BSc Psychology degree in 2008 and my PhD with the School of Nursing and Midwifery in 2012. My thesis was entitled 'The emotional and social burdens of caring for a young child with complex health needs'. This was a mixed methods project which focused on the experiences of parents of infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit for surgical correction of a congenital condition. This inlcuded examing the distress they experienced and an exploration of their support needs and coping mechanisms. After working as a research assistant within the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology at the University of Manchester for one year, I moved on to a research associate position within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work where I worked on a Dimbleby Cancer Care funded national project. This mixed methods project identified factors associated with the successful implementation of the Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool intervention across a variety of palliative/ end-of-life care settings.

My collaborations

Professor Gunn Grande, The University of Manchester

Dr Gail Ewing, University of Cambridge

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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