Dr Michelle Collins

Senior Research Associate

Research Overview

My PhD from the Psychology department at Lancaster University explored (amongst other things) smoker identity and its relation to smoking behaviour and this continues to be an enduring pre-occupation of mine. Since 2009 I have worked on a number of health-related projects within the Division of Health Research, with a focus upon health, health equity and the wider social determinants of health. I am primarily interested and experienced in using interviews, surveys and focus groups and qualitative data analysis methods. I am also keen to further explore and develop my understanding of and practice in public involvement in research.

Putting context centre stage: evidence from a systems evaluation of an area based empowerment initiative in England
Orton, L., Halliday, E.C., Collins, J.M., Egan, M., Lewis, S., Ponsford, R., Powell, K., Salway, S., Townsend, A., Whitehead, M., Popay, J.M. 2017 In: Critical Public Health. 27, 4, p. 477-489. 13 p.
Journal article

Development of a framework for identifying and measuring collective control as a social determinant of health: findings from an evaluation of a natural policy experiment in empowerment
Ponsford, R., Collins, J.M., Egan , M., Halliday, E.C., Salway, S., Orton, L., Popay, J.M., Townsend, A., Whitehead, M. 13/11/2015
Meeting abstract

Short break and respite services for disabled children in England: comparing children's and parents' perspectives of their impact on children
Welch, V., Collins, M., Hatton, C., Emerson, E., Robertson, J., Wells, E., Langer, S. 11/2014 In: Children and Society. 28, 6, p. 478-494. 17 p.
Journal article

A break from caring for a disabled child: parent perceptions of the uses and benefits of short break provision in England
Collins, M., Langer, S., Welch, V., Wells, E., Hatton, C., Robertson, J., Emerson, E. 07/2014 In: British Journal of Social Work. 44, 5, p. 1180-1196. 17 p.
Journal article

Exploring areas of consensus and conflict around values underpinning public involvement in health and social care research: a modified Delphi study
Snape, D., Kirkham, J., Preston, J., Popay, J., Britten, N., Collins, M., Froggatt, K., Gibson, A., Lobban, F., Wyatt, K., Jacoby, A. 10/01/2014 In: BMJ Open. 4, 1, 12 p.
Journal article

Using direct payments to fund short breaks for families with a disabled child
Welch, V., Hatton, C., Emerson, E., Collins, M., Robertson, J., Langer, S., Wells, E. 11/2012 In: Child: Care, Health and Development. 38, 6, p. 900-909. 10 p.
Journal article

Evaluating the impact of short breaks on families with a disabled child/young person: findings and questions
Hatton, C., Welch, V., Collins, M., Wells, E., Langer, S., Robertson, J., Emerson, E. 07/2012
Meeting abstract

Do short break and respite services for families with a disabled child in England make a difference to siblings?: a qualitative analysis of sibling and parent responses
Welch, V., Hatton, C., Emerson, E., Robertson, J., Collins, M., Langer, S., Wells, E. 02/2012 In: Children and Youth Services Review. 34, 2, p. 451-459. 9 p.
Journal article

A report on themes emerging from qualitative research into the impact of short break provision on families with disabled children
Langer, S., Collins, M., Welch, V., Wells, E., Hatton, C., Robertson, J., Emerson, E. 2011 Department for Children Schools and Families.
Commissioned report

Final Report on the evaluation of the Smoke & Mirrors resource pack pilot
Collins, M. 2011 Smokefree North West.
Commissioned report

The Impacts of short break provision on families with a disabled child: an international literature review.
Robertson, J., Hatton, C., Wells, E., Collins, M., Langer, S., Welch, V., Emerson, E. 2011 In: Health and Social Care in the Community. 19, 4, p. 337-371.
Journal article

The impact of short breaks on families with a disabled child over time: the 2nd report from the quantitative study
Hatton, C., Collins, M., Welch, V., Robertson, J., Emerson, E., Langer, S., Wells, E. 2011 Centre for Disability Research, Lancaster University.
Commissioned report

The impacts of short break provision on disabled children and their families: an international review
Robertson, J., Hatton, C., Emerson, E., Wells, E., Collins, M., Langer, S., Welch, V. 2010 Department for Children Schools and Families.
Commissioned report

The impacts of short break provision on families with a disabled child: report one of the quantitative phase
Welch, V., Hatton, C., Wells, E., Collins, M., Langer, S., Robertson, J., Emerson, E. 2010 Department of Education.
Commissioned report