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Dr Philip Hodgson’s primary research interests include the relationship between home and health, older populations, health inequalities, advice services and mixed methods methodology. Examples of recent projects include a mixed methods evaluation of the quality-of-life impacts of HenPower (combining creative activities and hen keeping in UK care homes) on care home residents with dementia. This project used both qualitative interviews to explore staff experiences of implementation issues and the ASCOT CH-3 tool to evaluate the quality of life of participating residents. Significant previous projects include a realist evaluation of the health impacts of Citizens Advice services, a feasibility study of hydration interventions in care homes UK, evaluations of fuel poverty and housing advice services, and a pilot of the implementation of technologically enhanced National Early Warning Scores (NEWS) measures in care homes. Theoretical interests include housing/home as a wider determinant of health and the concepts of facework, the capabilities model and the Third Space as improving access / addressing inequalities within advice services. Following a diverse range of projects as senior research assistant, his methodological interests include the use of mixed methods approaches within health and social care research, although he has a background in both qualitative and quantitative approaches.

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Dr Philip Hodgson is a social scientist and a lecturer in health research in the department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health and Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. His primary research interests focus on the relationship between home and health, older populations, health inequalities, advice services and mixed methods methodologies. Having previously worked as a senior research assistant, he has a diverse methodological experience, and has experience on a variety of health-related topics. He was previously chair of a Home and Healthy Ageing research group across all of the North East universities, which worked with a range of stakeholders to identify priorities for future research policy. He has also worked with an array of partners developing services which integrate housing issues into health and social care. He also has teaching and supervision expertise in the fields of health research and research methodologies.

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