Sinead Palmer is a Research Officer at PSSRU, and has a background in Psychology. She has worked in Social Care Research for eight years, and her expertise and interests focus mainly on quality of life, both in users of social care and frontline care staff. She has experience in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and her research usually involves mixed method approaches, including observational, interview and survey designs. She is currently working on an RfPB study, developing a measure of work-related quality of life for those working in Adult Social Care. This measure will form part of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT), with which she has worked extensively in research, in addition to being an ASCOT trainer.