Becky joined HSMC and TSRC in February 2017 as a Research Fellow working on a project investigating the contribution of voluntary sector organisations to mental health crisis care in England. This is a co-produced project working with co-researchers who are experts by lived experience, and in partnership with Suresearch, a service user research organisation. She has held previous research positions at the universities of Sheffield and Durham. Her research has covered topics from health and environmental policy to urban infrastructures, incorporating multiple disciplines including Social Policy, Geography and Built Environment Studies. She has worked in partnership with local authorities, national government departments, co-operatives and both national and local voluntary sector organisations. Becky’s projects have focussed on how networks of people and organisations form in different contexts to provide public services, what factors hinder and enable them, and how the dynamics in these networks impact service provision and equality of access.
- Mental health
- Third sector organisations in public service delivery
- Comparative case studies (qualitative or mixed methods)