Dr Alison Porter joined the College of Medicine at Swansea University as a Senior Research Officer in April 2012, having been a Senior Researcher in Health Policy at the Nuffield Trust since February 2010. Prior to this, Alison was based at Swansea University’s Centre for Health Research, Information and Evaluation.
Alison’s research interests are primarily qualitative and applied, with recent work covering health inequalities, disability, older people, long-term conditions and the interface between health and social care. She has a particular interest in the way in which organisations interact with the people who use them, through the processes of consultation, participation and communication.
In addition to her academic background, Alison has experience of both local government and the voluntary sector, through her work in social care and in community development.
At the Nuffield Trust, Alison worked on an action research study looking at commissioning of high quality care for people with long-term conditions. This two-year project, funded by The National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organisation (NIHR SDO) programme, explores how services for people living with long-term conditions (such as diabetes, asthma or high blood pressure) can be planned, funded and put in place so that the quality of those services is as high as possible.