Staff Member Biography
Alison Devlinposition: Research Associate
phone: 0141 353 7609
200 Renfield Street,
Biography and Interests
Dr. Alison Devlin joined the Unit in January 2016, as a Research Associate within the Complexity in Health Improvement Programme.
Most recently, Alison worked in the Department of General Practice & Primary Care (University of Glasgow) on the evaluation of the “Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale” (dallas) programme which was a £37 Million UK-wide programme launched to develop and deploy a range of digital tools and services for self-care, health and wellbeing. These included a web-based portal (“Living it Up”); tailored Apps (e.g., “House of Memories” - dementia); personal health records (e.g.,”M-i plan”) and other Assistive Technologies to catalyse the role of digital tools in addressing the challenges posed by the aging population and to reshape Healthcare design/ provision in the UK.
Before this, Alison worked on a multidisciplinary Research and Development programme “Inter-Life” funded jointly by the ESRC/EPSRC as part of the wider (£12.3 Million) UK-TEL programme. Alison led on two of the research strands: one using qualitative design and one using mixed methods. The “Inter-Life” project was launched to develop flexible technologies as tools to foster life transition skills learning in young people.
Alison has worked on:
- The Journeys from Images to Words project funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation;
- Research commissioned by ‘Education Scotland’ on the Draft Experiences and Outcomes for ‘Curriculum for Excellence’ in Scotland across all 14 curricular areas (including Health & Wellbeing). This research was used to actively iterate the outcomes prior to being launched across the profession in Scotland.
- Research commissioned by the Scottish Government (Social Research) to inform the ongoing development of an inclusive curriculum in Scotland;
- Implementation Science
- Health sciences
- Evaluation (and Transferability) of Complex interventions
- Development and Evaluation of innovative technologies in Health & Wellbeing
- Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Mixed Methods