Miranda joined the Nuffield Trust in July 2014 from Brunel University where she worked as a Research Fellow on a number of projects in the health sciences research field. Her key interests include quantitative research methodology and aspects of health in older age.
Miranda holds an undergraduate Psychology degree from the University of Plymouth, and an MSc in Health Psychology from London Metropolitan University. She is a Chartered Psychologist with a PhD in Health Sciences from Brunel University. Miranda was awarded the Walduck Prize for academic achievement and impact by the University in 2012 for her PhD work.
Miranda’s PhD research area was elder financial abuse; she conducted a mixed methods research project exploring how professionals from different sectors identify elder financial abuse. In her first post-doc role she helped develop online training for professionals to enhance detection of abuse. Subsequent post-doctoral roles have focused on exploring health professionals’ decision making.