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Dr Mary Abboah-Offei

Biography Dr. Abboah-Offei is a Lecturer in Public Health in the School of Health and Social Care. She received her PhD in Palliative care from King's College London where she developed a person-centred intervention for people living with HIV/AIDS and tested the feasibility of recruitment and retention using the MRC framework for developing and evaluating complex interventions. She then completed 15 months of postdoctoral research at the University of York, working on global health projects in Kenya and Ghana funded by the British Academy for Improving Early Childhood Development in Urban Slums and the MRC for Health System Strengthening respectively. Dr Abboah-Offei then joined the School of Health and Life Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland, lecturing in Professional Health Studies (including Introduction to Palliative Care, Supporting People Facing Loss, Quality Improvement and Safety in Health and Social Care and Health and Wellbeing Across the Life Span), and joined Edinburgh Napier University in 2022.

Research Supervision: Dr. Abboah-Offei has supervised and co-supervised undergraduate and postgraduate student projects in the fields of public health, nursing and palliative care.

Teaching: Dr. Abboah-Offei has delivered lectures, tutorials and workshops to undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and clinician as well as achieved the status of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Research Interests I have a particular interest in researching person-centred care and its applicability in different contexts and disease conditions. I have developed a person-centred intervention for people living with HIV/AIDS with a feasibility cluster testing in two sites, hence I am interested in the development and evaluation of complex interventions using mixed methods research. I am also open to research in global health, palliative care, nursing and early childhood development as well as health services research using qualitative, participatory and mixed methods approaches.
Teaching and Learning I currently teach on the Masters in Healthcare Management and Masters of Public Health programmes particularly on modules including International Health and Social Care, Leadership and Collaborative Working in Public Health and Contemporary Global Issues in Public Health.