Dr Louise Prendergast

Research Officer


Louise holds a PhD in Social Research and Policy, MA Social Research and Policy and MSc in Ecology. Her PhD focussed on young peoples’ labour market experiences, in the context of contemporary welfare reform and precarious employment, underpinned by Marx and Foucauldian theory. Louise has held several research posts and has experience in qualitative data collection including conducting semi- structured, biographical interviews and focus groups with sensitive groups including young people (18-24), individuals with mild to moderate mental health issues, people living with dementia, unpaid carers, health practitioners and other professional groups. She also has experience in Social Return on Investment evaluations, and rapid / scoping and systematic reviews.

Her personal and professional interests include socio-economic inequalities in health, welfare, as well as issues in palliative and end of life care.

Grant Awards and Projects

Exploring the barriers and enablers to effective engagement with care leavers  Active 1/9/22 – 31/10/24 RO

Evaluation of Dementia Support roles in the secondary care setting at BCUHB 1/3/22 – 15/9/22 RO  Status finished 

What works for who and in what circumstances’: A Realist Evaluation of the IPS programme with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board 01/06/2019 – 31/01/2022 (Finished) RO Status finished 

Short breaks for people living with dementia and their carers ...through a Social Return on Investment approach 10/20 → 31/10/22 RO Status finished 

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