Dr Rebecca Cassidy (Research adviser)
Rebecca joined the Kent RDS SE team in January 2018 as a Research Adviser, providing advice and practical support to people developing funding applications to the NIHR funding programmes. She is a Research Associate at the University of Kent Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS).
Rebecca is a Medical Anthropologist, specialising in qualitative and mixed methods approaches. She is currently working on the KeMiST project which aims to reduce the chance of recurrent strokes or cardiovascular events, and develop a long term support service for patients beyond stroke rehabilitation. Little is known about how stroke/TIA survivors’ perceive the burden of using long-term medicines, their needs and preferences for medicines support, or how these change over time. This project aims to understand the experiences of stroke and mini stroke (TIA) survivors with their medicines as well as their likes and needs for support with their medicines. Based on the information given by stroke & TIA survivors, we aim to design a medicine support service to meet the needs of Stroke / TIA survivors.
Rebecca’s previous research focuses on HIV treatment in a global context, with a focus on patient experience, long-term medication use, adherence and stigma.