Following completion of her undergraduate degree, Gemma went on to work as an auxiliary nurse in a busy trauma and orthopaedics ward at Cheltenham General Hospital. It was here that she developed an interest in the psychology of health, illness and healthcare. After pursuing a diploma in Psychology and then a Masters degree in Health Psychology, Gemma worked as an Assistant Research Psychologist in Cancer Psychology (QEH, Birmingham) and then as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service in Shropshire and Staffordshire NHS Trust. Gemma took up her current post as a Trainee Health Psychologist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in 2009 to undertake ‘Stage 2’ training to become a chartered Health Psychologist, which involves fulfilling competencies in research, behavioral interventions, teaching and training and consultancy. She is also completing a PhD at the University of Birmingham, as part of the NIHR CLAHRC project for Birmingham and Black Country.
Cameron, E., Heath, G., Cummins, C., Greenfield, S., Pattison, H., Kelly, D. & Redwood, S. A Qualitative Evaluation of Care Closer to Home: Staff and stakeholder views Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, September 2011
Cameron, E., Heath, G., Cummins, C., Greenfield, S., Pattison, H., Kelly, D. & Redwood, S. A Qualitative Evaluation of Care Closer to Home: Staff and stakeholder views European Health Psychology Society Annual Conference, September 2011
Heath, G., Cameron, E., Cummins, C., Greenfield, S., Pattison, H., Kelly, D. & Redwood, S. A Qualitative Evaluation of Care Closer to Home: Staff and stakeholder views Health Services Research Network and Service Delivery Organisation Network, Delivering better Health Services Conference, June 2011.
Heath, G., Cameron, E., Sidhu, M., Duggal, S., Yeats, R.M, Gale, N. & Redwood, S. Exploring the benefits of collaborative supervision for PhD students. Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Birmingham, 2011.
Heath, G. & Cameron, E. A Qualitative Evaluation of General Paediatric Services Midlands Health Psychology Network Annual Conference, Feb 2011
Heath, G. & Cameron, E. Health Psychology and the CLAHRCs: Translating research into practice Division of Health Psychology Postgraduate Conference 2011
Heath, G. Paediatric satellite services: a qualitative study exploring the concept of ‘Health Space’
South Yorkshire CLAHRC Collaborating to improve our health service through research and its implementation, 2010
Oyebode, O., Cameron, E., Heath, G., Enocson, A., Cummins, C. Examining non-urgent Emergency Department use West Midlands Achieving Excellence in Public Health Conference, 2010