Dr Simon Read

Dr Simon Read

Research Fellow, Public Health

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+44 (0) 1792 205678 ext 1574

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I'm a social scientist based in Swansea University's School of Health and Social Care. My research interests are varied and include cultural influences on personal attitudes and behaviours, as well as how these relate to issues of ageing and the health and social care settings. Recent projects and publications have focused on the introduction of new clinical pathways for the treatment of glaucoma, adherence to medication for those with dementia, social services, well-being and prevention, notions of a 'good' and 'bad' death, and the dignified care of older people in acute hospital wards and care homes. My current research fellowship is exploring preventative social care for older people receiving domiciliary care, and those living with dementia.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Dignity and well-being
  • Healthcare / social services and research
  • Medication adherence
  • Qualitative research
  • Behavioural change
  • Ophthalmic research
  • Ageing and older people
  • Prevention in social care

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

I have taught at undergraduate and masters level with a predominant focus on social research methods in the health and social care setting. I have also covered more specific topics such as prevention in social care and medication adherence.