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Dr Emer BranganBEng(U.C.Lond.), MSc(Sheff.), MSc(Bath), MRes(Bath), PhD

Senior Research Associate in Applied Social Science (Qualitative) Research

Emer Brangan

Dr Emer BranganBEng(U.C.Lond.), MSc(Sheff.), MSc(Bath), MRes(Bath), PhD

Senior Research Associate in Applied Social Science (Qualitative) Research

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Research interests

My research interests include inequality and inequity as they relate to health, ontology and epistemology in public health, research ethics & methodology, and equitable research production.  Given my engineering roots, I am also interested in understanding how innovative health technologies can best serve healthcare systems and the people in them.

I am an applied social science researcher working on a range of studies as part of the ethnography team at the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care in the West (NIHR CLAHRC West).  As part of Bristol Medical School, I have also worked on NIHR funded studies on use of evidence in healthcare commissioning, and primary care factors in the use of unplanned secondary care.  I contribute to the school's teaching via the behavioural and social sciences theme for medical undergraduates, the intercalated BSc in global health, and by supervising students working on projects in global health.

My background includes five years as an NHS clinical scientist (medical physics & clinical engineering), followed by ten years in international development (including project managing medical humanitarian intervention in DR Congo and Ethiopia, and an Economic & Social Research Council funded PhD studentship on prevention of noncommunicable disease in South Africa).  I joined Bristol Medical School in 2011, and NIHR CLAHRC West in 2014.

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CLAHRC West
9th Floor
Whitefriars
Lewins Mead
Bristol
United Kingdom

Direct phone: 0117 3421255