Miranda joined the Nuffield Trust in July 2014 and is the Trust’s lead for prisoner health research. Miranda is interested in how routinely collected hospital data can be used to understand prisoners distinct health care needs and improve the quality of care they receive.
The Nuffield Trust prisoner health research is the first time routine hospital data at a national level has been used to describe how often prisoners use hospital services and for what reasons. As well as looking at the challenges people in prison face accessing hospital services, Miranda is also looking at the experiences of pregnant women in prison to draw attention to the numbers giving birth either in a prison cell or on the way to hospital. Over the next few years Miranda will be leading on work looking at how women in prison, younger prisoners and older prisoners use hospital services to focus on the specific health care needs of these groups.
Before joining the Nuffield Trust Miranda worked as a Research Fellow at Brunel University on a number of projects in the health sciences research field. 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 for her PhD.