My name is Jackie Kirkham, and I gained my PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2011 from the Department of Central and East European Studies. My PhD research was a qualitative study focused on sexual and reproductive health services in Romania and the Republic of Moldova. I am also a qualified health visitor (which was my professional background prior to the PhD), and I currently work part-time as a health visitor in Central Scotland. Previous academic posts have included working as an Associate Lecturer with the Open University in Scotland on a number of Faculty of Health and Social Care modules, and as a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Centre for Population Health Sciences, working on the qualitative arm of a multi-site diabetes randomised controlled trial. The findings from this trial were published in April 2017 (see Publications page).
I am in the process (summer 2017) of diversifying and setting up a freelance transcription and proofreading business. More details about this can be found on the Transcription and Proofreading Services page, including how to contact me if you would like me to undertake some work for you. My aim is for this business to develop over time, allowing me more flexibility alongside my family commitments.
This blog is where I write on my research interests past, current and future (sexual and reproductive health, eastern Europe, public health and clinical practice in the UK and beyond, nursing and health visiting, migrant health, health service development) and on reflections around teaching, writing and research methodology. Health stories in the news which get me worked up will also appear from time to time.
I can be found on Twitter, my username is @JackieKirkham (unsurprisingly).
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