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Cambridge Public Health


I am a PhD student based in the Faculty of Education and have a background in health psychology. My mixed method study explores the educational and employment experience of young people with long term physical health conditions. It focuses on impacts on wellbeing, and perceived support from external networks such as health professionals. I am also interested in how young people with long term health conditions perceive its effects on their expectations of young adulthood, and how health professionals might support their trajectory as both a patient and a young adult. 

I am also interested in improving engagement and involvement of patients and members of the public in health research, and I am a lived experience advisor for a number of projects related to the secure use of patient data for research.

Publications from Elements

Theses / dissertations

2024 (No publication date)

  • Fennessy, R., 2024 (No publication date). Living with a long-term physical health condition: Young people's perceptions of participation in everyday activities, wellbeing and support