Laura is a Research and Development Fellow for Health and Society Knowledge Exchange (HASKE), which delivers a range of commissioned research, evaluation and knowledge exchange activities.
Laura is a qualitative researcher with a background in health and society research, deaf studies and educational support. Her doctoral research, completed in 2013, explored the lived experiences of young adult cochlear implant users.
Qualifications and memberships
PhD Applied Social Science
Certificate HE Teaching Toolkit
BA (Hons) Deaf Studies
CACDP Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language
City & Guilds 7321-01 Learning Support Course
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Academic and research interests
My main research interests include:
- Deaf studies
- Disability studies
- Health and social care
Webster, J., Snell, L., Barnes, L. & Caudrelier, G. (2022) ‘The changing role of specialist support professionals for deaf students in higher education’ Journal of Inclusive Practice in Further and Higher Education, 14, 1, pp. 112-129.
Snell, L., Goodwin, V. & Grimwood, T. (2021) ‘About Being: An interdisciplinary and collaborative arts and health project supporting the ongoing recovery of stroke survivors’ Journal of Applied Arts and Health, 12, 2.
Snell, L. & Grimwood, T. (2020) "The recruitment, retention and development of an integrated urgent care telephone triage workforce: a small-scale study", Journal of Integrated Care, ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JICA-06-2020-0033
Grimwood, T. & Snell, L. (2020) 'The use of technology in healthcare education: a literature review' MedEdPublish 9, 1, 137. https://doi.org/10.15694/mep.2020.000137.1
Snell, L. (2017) Book Review ‘Made to hear: cochlear implants and raising deaf children’ Disability & Society 32, 3: 436-437. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09687599.2017.1283841
Snell, L. (2015) ‘Documenting the lived experiences of young adult cochlear implant users: ‘feeling’ sound, fluidity and blurring boundaries’ Disability & Society 30, 3: 340-352. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2015.1014086
Commissioned research reports
Snell, L., Goodwin, V. & Grimwood, T. (2022) Sexual Assault and Abuse Survivor Journey Research. Commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner.
Snell, L., Grimwood, T. & Goodwin, V. (2022) An evaluation of the Third Sector Referral Coordinator Team. Commissioned by Cumbria CVS.
Snell, L., Grimwood, T. & Goodwin, V. (2021) The support needs of people who have experienced domestic abuse: a report for Cumbria County Council. Commissioned by Cumbria County Council.
Goodwin, V., Grimwood, T. & Snell, L. (2021) An evaluation of the Building Better Opportunities: Getting Cumbria to Work project. Commissioned by Cumbria CVS.
Grimwood, T. & Snell, L. (2021) Parental assets and influence on young people's decision-making: engaging 'hard to reach' parents. Commissioned by Hello Future. https://www.hellofuture.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/Parental-assets-influence-on-young-peoples-decision-making-_Report.pdf
Snell, L. & Grimwood, T. (2020) Delivering safer services for suicide prevention. Commissioned by North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System.
Snell, L. & Grimwood, T. (2020) The development of the allied health support workforce. Commissioned by Health Education England.
Snell, L. & Grimwood, T. (2019) Current knowledge and learning on the use of technology in healthcare education. Commissioned by North West Ambulance Service.
Snell, L., Goodwin, V. & Grimwood, T. (2019) An evaluation of the ‘About Being’ project. Funded by the University of Cumbria.
Grimwood, T. & Snell, L. (2019) An evaluation of the Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP) role. Commissioned by Health Education England.
Grimwood, T., Snell, L. & Robinson, A. (March 2019) Accelerated Postgraduate Nursing Pilot Programme: an evaluation. Commissioned by Health Education England and NHS England.
Snell, L. & Grimwood, T. (2018) Maternity Safety Training Fund: An Impact Evaluation. Commissioned by Health Education England and NHS England. https://www.hee.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Maternity%20safety%20transformation%20fund%20evaluation%20Feb%202019.pdf
Snell, L. & Grimwood, T. (2018) An Evaluation of the Recruitment, Retention and Development of the Integrated Urgent Care Workforce. Commissioned by North West Ambulance Service.