Tracy’s research interests are in health and social care systems, patient/service user experience and participant involvement in the research process. She is interested in exploring the role of structural inequalities on a population’s health and wellbeing and seeks practical solutions that take a strengths-based approach to promoting health across the individual, micro and meso ecological systems.
Tracy Whittle is a full time PhD researcher funded through the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership. Her PhD is exploring the integrated care experiences of young people living with multiple long-term conditions with a focus on identifying the features of services and interpersonal relationships that support self-management behaviours. She is a member of the Psycho-Social Aspects of Diabetes (PSAD).
Tracy’s academic background started with a BA in Social Policy moving through to an MSc in Health Promotion after a varied career in health and social care, (from general nursing, community development, service and project management to latterly, diabetes education on the National Diabetes Prevention Programme). She has worked with informal carers, older people and young people actively involving them in service development and evaluation.
Master, University of Brighton
Award Date: 24 Jul 2019
Bachelor, University of Sussex
Award Date: 1 Jul 1992
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