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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.

Supervisory Interests

Natalie has experience in supervising qualitative and quantitative research projects, as well as systematic reviews. She is particularly interested in supervising post-graduate research in sexual and reproductive health and drug use, development of clinical prediction models and complex interventions, and studies working with disenfranchised populations. Natalie also has expertise in study designs that bring criticality to quantitative approaches and which embed a meaningful degree of patient and public involvement throughout the research process.

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Research Output 2001 2019

Collaborative and consultative patient and public involvement in sexual health research: lessons learnt from four case studies

McDonagh, L., Blomquist, P., Wayal, S., Cochrane, S., Castelle, J., Cassell, J. A. & Edelman, N., 9 May 2019, In : Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

How do the psychosocial characteristics of women attending sexual health services differ from those attending primary care?

Edelman, N., Whetham, J., Gersten, A., Mercer, C., De-Visser, R., Jones, C., Bremner, S. & Cassell, J. A., 14 Jul 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review

Sexual behaviour and health

Edelman, N., Youssef, E., Llewllyn, C. & Flowers, P., 31 Jan 2019, Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine. Llewellyn, C., Ayers, S., McManus, C., Newman, S., Petrie, K., Revenson, T. & Weinman, J. (eds.). 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearchpeer-review

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: Zed Books, p. 62-79 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearchpeer-review

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, In : Preventive Medicine. 112, p. 185-192 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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

Activities 2015 2019

National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles -4

Natalie Edelman (Consultant)
15 Jun 20191 Oct 2019

Activity: Consultancy

Calling Power by Its Name: Lessons from Latin America

Natalie Edelman (Chair), Marcela Lopez Levy (Chair)
14 May 2019

Activity: EventsWorkshop

NIHR PPI Impact Working Group (External organisation)

Natalie Edelman (Member)
1 Sep 20181 Sep 2020

Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodiesPersonal board membership of professional/academic bodies

British Science Festival

Natalie Edelman (Participant)
5 Sep 2017

Activity: EventsOutreach and Public Engagement