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Dr Mia Nelson

Research Fellow (CSO), Research Fellow

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Mia Nelson is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow working in the School of Health in Social Science and the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences. Mia's PhD was in Psychology (University of Surrey, Guildford) and her MSc was in Health Promotion and Health Education (Kings College, London).  She is also a registered nurse and midwife.

Mia undertook her clinical training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Maternity Hospital in Cambridge, where she continued to work after qualifying in the care and management of acute and chronic medical patients.  Her clinical practice later specialised in the field of communicable diseases and sexual health, working in medical hepatology wards, infectious and tropical disease isolation units, and HIV centers around London and the South East of England. 


Research Interests

Mia has a broad experience of research design using both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and her research interests draw equally on her psychology, nursing and midwifery backgrounds.  Mia's work focusses on the experience of health, illness and health care provision and she has a particular interest in end of life care. 

Current Research Interests

Mia is currently involved in two separate research studies at the University examining different aspects of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. 

She is Co-Investigator on the Thistledown Project, examining the ethics of conducting ethnographic research with populations including individuals who lack the capacity to consent, and is one of a team of Research Fellows on the ROADMAP project working to provide the foundation for an integrated data platform for real world evidence in Alzheimer’s disease across Europe.

Outside the university Mia is Co-leading a 3 year project undertaking an independent evaluation of a Hospice@Home service.

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