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Research interests

Natalie Edelman is a mixed methods researcher who combines epidemiological methods for health services research with a critical approach and qualitative methods. Her interests include the interface between sexual health and psychosocial issues, public health, community delivery of sexual health interventions, problematic substance use, public involvement in research, researching disenfranchised populations and evaluation of complex interventions.

Scholarly biography

 Natalie joined the University of Brighton as a senior research fellow in 2006 and has since been an applicant on several successful grants awards, on a range of topics. She is a member of INVONET and has previously been Public Involvement Expert Lead for the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit hosted by University College London, and Public Involvement Lead for the NIHR Research Design Service South East, with whom she also worked as a research adviser and as Continuing Professional Development Lead.

Approach to teaching

Natalie teaches research ethics concerning ‘hard-to-reach’ and ‘vulnerable’ populations, research design, and a range of research methods. She encourages a classroom environment where students can question and debate issues and scenarios. Her aim is to build confidence and critical thinking as well as subject expertise.

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Research Output 2001 2018

Can Quantitative Applied Sexual Health Research Be Critical and Feminist? Towards a Critical Social Epidemiology to Support Targeted STI Testing and Contraception in Primary Care

Edelman, N. 15 Feb 2018 Researching Sex and Sexualities. Morris, C., Boyce, P., Cornwall, A., Frith, H., Harvey, L. & Huang, Y. (eds.). London, UK, p. 62-79 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Deriving a clinical prediction rule to target sexual healthcare to women attending British General Practices

Edelman, N., Cassell, J. A., Mercer, C. H., Bremner, S., Jones, C. I., Gersten, A. & deVisser, R. O. 30 Apr 2018 112, p. 185-192 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Decision Support Techniques
General Practice
Delivery of Health Care
Sensitivity and Specificity

Researching Sexual Healthcare for Women with Problematic Drug Use: Returning to Ethical Principles in Study Processes

Edelman, N. 2018 The Palgrave Handbook of Ethics in Critical Research. Macleod, C. I., Marx, J., Mnyaka, P. & Treharne, G. J. (eds.). p. 47-62 15 p. (Palgrave Handbooks)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
Life Style
Sexual Behavior
Binge Drinking

Towards a critical epidemiology approach for applied sexual health research

Edelman, N. 5 Dec 2017

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
public health