Biography

Dr Simon P Hammond joined the Norwich Medical School in November 2013 as Programme Manager and Research Fellow in Qualitative Methods on the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded “PERFECTED” research programme. He holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology and Sport Studies (University of Northampton, 2004), an MSc in Psychology (Nottingham Trent University, 2006) and a PhD in Social Psychology (University of East Anglia, 2012). In his research Simon works collaboratively with vulnerable populations using a range of traditional and innovative qualitative methods to research patients' and professionals' experience of health care, life narratives and the applications of life story work.

As a critical social psychologist he is interested in the usefulness of discursive methods, in particular what this analytical approach offers in terms of enhancing the voices of participants across the research process but also how such analytical approaches can inform communication skills training across a variety of settings. Simon maintains a strong commitment to working in an applied, interdisciplinary and participatory fashion and is extremely passionate about the everyday impact of research. This synergy led to Simon coalescing the central practice ideas of his doctoral research under the banner umbrella term ‘Digital Life Story Work’, recently publishing a well-received book under this title.

For more information about Dr Simon P Hammond’s work you can follow him on Twitter @DrSiHammond or visit: http://eastanglia.academia.edu/SimonHammond

Career History

11/2013 – Present: Programme Manager and Research Fellow in Qualitative Methods for the “PERFECTED” research programme. PERFECTED (Peri-operative Enhanced Recovery hip FracturE Care of paTiEnts with Dementia) is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grant for Applied Research aiming to improve hospital care for patients with Dementia who break their hip. This programme of research will make use of participatory qualitative methods to develop an enhanced recovery pathway to facilitate better care for patients with Dementia who break their hip which will be evaluated via a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT). Norwich Medical School. University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ.

Previous posts

09/2012 – 11/2013: Lecturer in Psychology and Employability Director. School of Psychology, University of East Anglia, Norwich.

10/2008 – 05/2012: PhD Researcher and Sessional Lecturer. School of Social Work and Psychology, University of East Anglia.

04/2007- 10/2008: Lecturer and Course Manager. Sports Department, Moulton College, Northampton.

10/2006 – 04/2007: Lecturer. Sports Department, North Nottinghamshire College, Worksop.

03/2006 – 09/2006: Camp Manager. The Kings Trust, Sheffield.

02/2005 – 12/2005: Residential Social Care Worker, The Together Trust, Cheadle.

All Publications

Hammond, S. P., Cooper, N., Jordan, P.

(2018)

Social media, social capital and adolescents living in state care: A multi-perspective and multimethod qualitative study,

in British Journal of Social Work

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(E-pub ahead of print)


Hammond, S. P., Cross, J. L., Shepstone, L., Backhouse, T., Henderson, C., Poland, F., Sims, E., MacLullich, A., Penhale, B., Howard, R., Lambert, N., Varley, A., Smith, T. O., Sahota, O., Donell, S., Patel, M., Ballard, C., Young, J., Knapp, M., Jackson, S., Waring, J., Leavey, N., Howard, G., Fox, C.

(2017)

PERFECTED enhanced recovery (PERFECT-ER) care versus standard acute care for patients admitted to acute settings with hip fracture identified as experiencing confusion: study protocol for a feasibility cluster randomized controlled trial,

in Trials

18

article no. 583

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Gill, N., Hammond, S. P., Cross, J., Smith, T., Lambert, N., Fox, C.

(2017)

Optimising care for patients with cognitive impairment and dementia following hip fracture,

in Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie

50

(Supplement 2)

pp. 39-43

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(Article)

(Published)


Hammond, S. P., Cross, J. L., Poland, F. M., Patel, M., Penhale, B., Smith, T. O., Fox, C.

(2017)

Freedom of Information Act: scalpel or just a sharp knife?,

in Journal of Medical Ethics

43

(1)

pp. 60-62

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(Published)


Hammond, S. P., Cooper, N.

(2016)

Podwalking: A framework for assimilating mobile methods into action research,

in Qualitative Psychology

3

(2)

pp. 126-144

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hammond, S. P.

(2016)

Digital life story work in action,

in Life Story Work : Why, What, How and When.

Coram BAAF

pp. 106-119

ISBN 978 1 910039 410

Full Text UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Hammond, S. P., Cooper, N.

(2015)

Embracing Powerlessness in Pursuit of Digital Resilience: Managing Cyber-Literacy in Professional Talk,

in Youth & Society

47

(6)

pp. 769-788

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Hammond, S. P.

(2014)

Enhanced eBooks and multimodal publishing: Spitting games and making claims with multimodal data,

in Qualitative Research

14

(4)

pp. 442-458

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(Article)

(Published)


Hammond, S. P., Cooper, N.

(2013)

Digital life story work: Using technology to help young people make sense of their experiences,

British Association of Adoption and Fostering

ISBN 978 1 907585678

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(Book)

(Published)


Hammond, S. P., Cooper, N.

(2011)

From looked after children to looking after children: Insight from an unusual perspective,

in International Social Work

54

(2)

pp. 238-245

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(Published)


Hammond, S. P., Cooper, N.

(2010)

Participant information clips: a role for digital video technologies to recruit, inform and debrief research participants and disseminate research findings,

in International Journal of Social Research Methodology

14

(4)

pp. 259-270

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hammond, S. P.

(2009)

Take your PIC,

in The Psychologist

pp. 823

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hammond, S. P.

(2009)

Updating life story work for use with a technologically proficient generation: A review,

in Good Enough Caring Journal

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hammond, S. P.

(2008)

Penny for your thoughts Jen: Surviving and Thriving in Residential Care Homes,

in Good Enough Caring Journal

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(Article)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

Dr Simon P Hammond’s research emerges from a critical social psychology perspective and an interest in accessing the voices of society’s most marginalised and vulnerable groups. Simon uses a range of traditional and innovative qualitative methods to access talk. Dr Hammond mainly works through action research methodologies to elicit participant's voices, as contributions to social change. He is excited by the rapid methodological developments digital media herald and passionate about their impact on qualitative research and analysis.


For more information about Dr Simon P Hammond’s work you can follow him on Twitter @DrSiHammond or visit: http://eastanglia.academia.edu/SimonHammond
 

Teaching Interests

Dr Simon P Hammond is an experienced lecturer, seminar leader and tutor having taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in areas akin to his research interests.

Professional Activities

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Invited presentation for the ESRC Seminar Series ‘Applying   relationships science to contemporary interventions’. UEA, UK.

2014

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Conference presentation: Hammond, S.   P. (2013) Enhancing representations of qualitative data. ‘The Second   Conference on Applied Qualitative Research in Psychology’ Derby University,   UK.

06/2013

 

Invited presentation for a two day   research methods training workshop. UEA, UK.

04/2013

 

Invited presentation for British Association for Adoption and   Fostering (BAAF) ‘Digital life story work: Using technology to help   young people make sense of their experiences’. At ‘Fostering in England 2013   – What’s new in legislation and practice?’ London, UK.

04/2013

 

Conference presentation: Hammond, S. P. (2011) Participant information   clips (PIC) using digital technologies conveying information to potential,   current and former participants. 2nd International Visual Methods   Conference. Open University, UK.

08/2011

 

Conference presentation: Hammond, S. P. (2010) Exploring a role for   new technologies in life story work with adolescents in residential care.   “INSIDE OUT” 11th biennial conference of European Scientific   Association on Residential and Foster Care for Children and Adolescents   (EUSARF). University of Groningen, Holland.

09/2010

 

Invited presentation for Child Care   History Network (CCHN) Annual Conference “From coalface to Facebook ‘New   technologies in life story work with adolescents in residential care’ Gloucester,   UK.

2010

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