Dr Laura Snell, PhD

  • Research & Development Fellow
  • Institute of Health
  • Health and Society Knowledge Exchange (HASKE)
Dr Laura Snell, PhD

Biography

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

Publications

Articles

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

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.