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Dr Margaret Dunham


Margaret Dunham

Associate Professor

Biography Margaret trained as an adult nurse (RGN) and worked in the NHS for 16 years, latterly as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Pain Management. She completed her PhD 2015.
Margaret is interested in appreciating the heterogeneity of the ageing population, utilising primarily qualitative methods to engage with older people themselves as service users to understand their health care needs, inform policy and develop suitable age-friendly assessment and support.
Margaret specialises in older people's experiences of health care, and innovative ways to support those needs, focusing on pain and other co-morbidities of ageing. She is currently working on a number of projects related to pain, ageing and nursing home care.
She works with groups locally and nationally to improve and enhance experiences of pain services. Margaret has collaborated with academics and health care professional across the UK, Europe and the US; presented her work at national and international nursing and multidisciplinary conferences.
She is active nationally and internationally as Associate Editor of the British Pain Society's Pain News, Chair of the British Pain Society Older People Special Interest Group, Member of the EFIC Academy and elected member of IASP's Older Persons Special Interest Group.
Margaret is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, experienced in supervising post-graduate research projects and teaching research methods. She has supervised three PhD students to completion and currently supervises three PhD students.
Margaret is interested in supporting research projects related broadly to the areas of older people’s health care needs and improving service-user experiences of health care services.