Anna Watkinson-Powell studied on the Master of Public Health (MPH) programme at ScHARR, 2012-2013. Anna opted to take a year out of her undergraduate medical degree to study on the MPH programme because of her interest in public health, particularly around the role of doctors in prevention and health policy. Anna believes that the MPH provided her with invaluable skills for her future career as a doctor including critical appraisal, research skills and academic writing. The knowledge she gained around topics such as health promotion, health economics and health systems and policy were both fascinating and useful for a career as a doctor hopefully involved in research, commissioning health services and health policy. Anna is currently completing her medical studies.
Anna's dissertation was a qualitative research project for the Food Futures team within Manchester City Council. This involved interviewing home care workers about their experiences of providing food and support with eating to older people receiving care in their own homes.
Watch the video below of Anna talking about her research project.
The title of Anna's project was Food provision for older people receiving home care from the perspectives of home-care workers. Along with her co-authors, Sarah Barnes, Melanie Lovatt, Anna Wasielewska and Barbara Drummond, Anna has recently published her paper in Health and Social Care in the Community.
Citation: Watkinson-Powell, A., Barnes, S., Lovatt, M., Wasielewska A. and Drummond, B. (2104) Food provision for older people receiving home care from the perspectives of home-care workers. Health and Social Care in the Community. 22 (5): 553-560.