Andrew Harding

Research Associate


Andrew Harding is a Research Associate at Lancaster University working on the NIHR-ESRC 'Neighbourhoods and Dementia' project. His primary role is on work programme 3, which is developing a core outcome set (COS) for non-pharmacological community interventions for people living with dementia. Prior to his role at Lancaster University, Andrew worked in the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences at Bournemouth University.

Andrew's research experience has mostly involved methodological development, qualitative and mixed methods research with older people. His work been published and cited across health, social policy, medical journals and policy reports/working papers.

Most recently Andrew has been involved in research that has developed an innovative core outcome set methodology in the field of dementia. This has included substantive consultation with people living with dementia in order to develop an accessible Delphi survey.

Prior to his role at Lancaster University, Andrew's research experiences have been in the area of empowering older people as active agents when accessing and engaging with welfare provision. Andrew's PhD used a realist evaluation approach to assess the impact and individual outcomes of an information & advice service relating to specialist housing options for older people.

Developing a core outcome set for people living with dementia at home in their neighbourhoods and communities: study protocol for use in the evaluation of non-pharmacological community based health and social care interventions
Harding, A., Morbey, H., Ahmed, F., Opdebeeck, C., Wang, Y., Williamson, P., Swarbrick , C., Leroi, I., Challis, D., Davies, L., Reeves, D., Holland, F., Hann, M., Hellström , I., Hydén , L., Burns, A., Keady, J., Reilly, S.T. 24/04/2018 In: Trials. 19, 1, p. 247. 13 p.
Journal article

A critical interpretive synthesis (CIS) review of the current evidence base for dementia training in hospitals
Ahmed, F., Morbey, H., Harding, A., Xiong, Q., Kenyon, J., Swarbrick, C., Elvish, R., Burrow, S., Keady, J., Reilly, S.T. 13/02/2018
Other contribution

Efficacy of telephone information and advice on welfare: the need for realist evaluation
Harding, A.J.E., Parker, J., Hean, S., Hemingway, A. 01/2018 In: Social Policy and Society. 17, 1, p. 1-21. 21 p.
Journal article

Third sector telephone housing options service for older people: a realist evaluation
Harding, A. 2018 Bournemouth University. 357 p.
Doctoral Thesis

Variation in dementia training provided to hospital staff in England
Reilly, S.T., Ahmed, F., Morbey, H., Harding, A., Holland, F., Hann, M., Davies, L., Keady, J., Leroi, I., Swarbrick , C., Reeves, D. 10/2017

What is Important to People with Dementia Versus Trial Outcomes: A Neighbourhoods and Dementia Study
Reilly, S.T., Harding, A., Morbey, H., Ahmed, F., Williamson, P., Leroi, I., Keady, J. 24/07/2017

Developing a programme theory for dementia training in hospitals: Why we need a critical interpretive synthesis review of current evidence-base?
Ahmed, F., Morbey, H., Kenyon, J., Harding, A., Holland, F., Reeves, D., Swarbrick , C., Leroi, I., Burrow, S., Davies, L., Keady, J., Reilly, S.T. 6/07/2017

Developing a core outcome set for people with dementia living at home in their neighbourhoods and communities
Harding, A., Morbey, H., Ahmed, F., Williamson, P., Keady, J., Leroi, I., Swarbrick , C., Holland, F., Reeves, D., Hellstrom, I., Reilly, S.T. 5/07/2017

Telephone housing options service for older people considering specialist housing: A Realist Evaluation
Harding, A., Hemingway, A., Parker, J., Hean, S. 5/07/2017

UK and twenty comparable countries GDP-expenditure-on-health 1980-2013: the historic and continued low priority of UK health-related expenditure
Harding, A.J.E., Pritchard, C. 09/2016 In: International Journal of Health Policy and Management. 5, 9, p. 519-523. 5 p.
Journal article

An exploration of the perceptions of caring held by students entering nursing programmes in the United Kingdom: a longitudinal qualitative study phase 1
Phillips, J., Cooper, K., Rosser, E., Scammell, J., Heaslip, V., White, S., Donaldson, I., Jack, E., Hemingway, A., Harding, A. 11/2015 In: Nurse Education in Practice. 15, 6, p. 403-408. 6 p.
Journal article

An Analysis of NHS Trust Websites on the Occupational backgrounds of `Non-Executive-Directors' on England’s Acute Trusts
Pritchard, C., Harding, A. 9/04/2014 In: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Short Reports. 5, 5, p. 1-5. 5 p.
Journal article

Patient choice for older people in English NHS primary care: theory and practice
Harding, A., Frances, S., Medina Lara, A., van Teijlingen, E., Wood, C., Galpin, D., Baron, S., Crowe, S., Sharma, S. 4/03/2014 In: ISRN Family Medicine. 2014, 6 p.
Journal article