PhD Students

Kate Bosanquet NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow (Jan 2017-Jan 2020) 

is conducting a mixed
methods research study about meeting
the physical healthcare needs of people with serious mental illness in primary care. 

Kate graduated from Newcastle University with a First Class BA (Hons) in Geography and from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with an MSc (Hons) in Environmental Epidemiology and Policy. Before joining the University of York in 2011, Kate worked for a health and social care research consultancy as a qualitative researcher.  Since then, Kate has worked on a qualitative study, which investigated the effectiveness of the Being Open Framework policy at supporting the open disclosure of medical error.  She has also worked as trial coordinator and subsequently trial manager of the CASPER study (two HTA funded randomised controlled trials), which tested the effectiveness of a collaborative care intervention on older adults with depression. Kate is a member of the University of York Contract Research Forum and an Early Career Researcher (ECR) Subcommittee member of the Society for Social Medicine (SSM) (Member of the Early Career Researcher Subcomittee of theSociety for Social Medicine (SSM)

Samantha Gascoyne
 will be researching the association between poor sexual health in people with serious mental illness. 

Sam graduated from York St. John University in 2014 with an MSc (hons) in Psychology. She has previously worked in a variety of clinical mental health settings ranging from forensic, child and adolescent to older people’s services. Sam spent eighteen months as study support officer in the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group, University of York before commencing her full-time doctoral studies in January 2015 when she started on a studentship jointly funded by the Department of Health Sciences and HYMS as part of the NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber Mental Health and Comorbidity theme

Imogen Featherstone is an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow who is conducting a study to develop an intervention for the prevention and management of delirium in hospices. 

Imogen graduated from Coventry University with a First Class BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy. Imogen worked as an Occupational Therapist in a variety of settings including mental health day services and residential rehabilitation. She worked at the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds, on a number of research projects including a study of the prevalence of unrecognised bipolar disorder in primary care and studies to improve the prevention and management of delirium in older people in care homes and hospitals. She joined the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group, University of York, in 2016, as a research fellow, working to develop research into delirium in palliative care. She began her doctoral studies in January 2018.