Jennifer Bousfield

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Analyst
Cambridge Office

Education

Ph.D. in mental health and social inclusion, St George's University of London; B.Sc. in applied psychology, Cardiff University

Overview

Jenny Bousfield is an analyst at RAND Europe with research experience in a range of health and social care topics. This includes health services research, such as work on quality improvement and innovation. Most recently, she has been involved in research on mental health in schools, and anxiety and depression in young workers. Bousfield is also a member of the Birmingham, RAND and Cambridge Evaluation (BRACE) Centre working on a number of rapid evaluations. Her earlier research has focused on healthy ageing and dementia, working on several academic and commercial clinical trials on the development of medications for Alzheimer’s disease, a large biomarkers study and brain donation programmes.


Prior to joining RAND Europe, Bousfield project-managed, collected and analysed data for a project developing a measure of social inclusion for individuals with mental health problems. This included multiple qualitative research methods, such as in-depth interviews, focus groups and stakeholders workshops. Bousfield's Ph.D. was embedded in this larger project and explored gender and social inclusion in psychosis. This included a systematic review and the development of a rating scale for gender-sensitivity in social science research, as well as the exploration of sociodemographic factors involved in social exclusion in individuals with mental health problems. Through these experiences, she has gained extensive experience in project management, recruiting patients, service users and healthcare staff to research through primary and secondary NHS services, and has developed skills in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research.

Recent Projects

  • New and emerging technology for adult social care: the example of home sensors with artificial intelligence (AI) technology
  • Early evaluation of the Children and Young People's Mental Health Trailblazer Programme
  • Workplace financial wellbeing interventions for young workers: A review of the evidence and analysis of Britain's Healthiest Workplace (BHW) and Asia's Healthiest Workplace (AHW) surveys
  • Arts based approached to public engagement with research: lessons from a rapid review

Selected Publications

Mezey, G., White, S., Harrison, I., Bousfield, J., Lloyd-Evans, B., Payne, S., & Killaspy, H., "Validity, reliability, acceptability and utility of the Social Inclusion Questionnaire User Experience (SInQUE); a clinical tool to facilitate social inclusion amongst people with severe mental health problems," Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2020 (forthcoming)

McLachlan, E., Bousfield, J., Howard, R., & Reeves, S., "Reduced parahippocampal volume and psychosis symptoms in Alzheimer's disease," International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 33(2), 2020

Mezey, G., White, S., Harrison, I., Bousfield, J., Killaspy, H., Lloyd-Evans, B., & Payne, S., "Modelling social exclusion in a diagnostically-mixed sample of people with severe mental illness," International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 2021

Publications