Jessica MacLaren

Jessica MacLaren

Dr Jessica MacLaren

Lecturer in Mental Health


I am an early career researcher in nursing and applied health research, and a registered mental health nurse. My work to date has an overarching theme of experiences of giving and receiving health care. I have a particular interest in improving the wellbeing of people with dementia, and expertise in the use of narrative methods of inquiry, and in the application of Hochschild’s theory of emotional labour to health research. I am interested in supervising research in any of these areas. I am a member of the Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia (ECRED), and the Care Practices Research Network.

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