Research Fellow, CRIPACC, University of Hertfordshire
Dr Marina Buswell has both a research background and experience working in the NHS. She has worked in PCTs in health promotion (as a stop smoking facilitator) and then commissioning information. Her PhD (2001, Cambridge) is in organic chemistry and from there she moved to work at the Commission for Health Improvement on clinical governance reviews, investigations and evaluating the CHD National Service Framework. Her research interests developed through studying part-time for a Masters in Public Health (Kings, 2006) and she carried out a qualitative evaluation of a school-based stop smoking pilot project for the MPH dissertation. Marina previously worked on CLAHRC study (RODES), which aimed to understand the use of ambulance services by older people with dementia. More recently Marina is involved in an evaluation of dementia friendly communities for the Department of Health Policy Research Programme (PRP),the DEMCOM Study.