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Nan Greenwood

Senior research fellow, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's University, London.

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Nan Greenwood is a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health, social Care and Education, a partnership between Kingston University and St George's University, London.  She comes from a social science background and her main interests lie in the provision of health services for marginalised groups including minority ethnic groups. Her recent research focuses on the experiences of carers of stroke survivors and in 2012 she received a large NIHR-SSCR grant to investigate satisfaction with social care amongst minority ethnic carers of stroke survivors.

Nan has collaborated with South - Thames Crossroads, a third sector organisation supporting carers in an evaluation of two of their services for carers: a carers' peer mentoring scheme and a respite scheme. She has also evaluated a peer support service for carers of people with dementia.

She has published several reviews of research relating to carers of stroke survivors. She received the Informa Healthcare and "Disability & Rehabilitation" and "Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology" journals' award for the best review paper published in 2009 for one of these. She reviews for a large number of journals and is currently an associate editor for ISRN Nursing.



Year gained Subject
2010 PhD
1979 MSc, Social Psychology.
1977 BSc, Biology and Psychology.



Mackenzie A, Greenwood N. (2012) Positive aspects of caregiving in stroke: a systematic review. Disability & Rehabilitation. doi:10.3109/09638288.2011.650307.

Lui MHL, Lee DTF, Greenwood N, Ross FM. (2012) Informal stroke caregivers' self-appraised problem-solving abilities as a predictor of wellbeing and perceived social support. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 21(1-2) 232-242.

Greenwood N, Mackenzie A, Ruth Harris R, Fenton W, Cloud G. (2011) Perceptions of the role of general practice and practical support measures for carers of stroke survivors: a qualitative study. BMC Family Practice. 12:57.

Jones R, Mackenzie A, Greenwood N, Atkins C, Habibi R. (2011) General practitioners, primary care and support for carers in England: can training make a difference? Health & Social Care in the Community. 20 (2) 128-136.

Greenwood N, Mackenzie A. (2010) An exploratory study of anxiety in carers of stroke survivors. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 19 2032-2038.

Greenwood N, Mackenzie A. (2010) Informal caring for stroke survivors: meta-ethnographic review of qualitative literature. Maturitas. 66 (3), 268-276.

Greenwood N, Mackenzie A, Cloud, G, Wilson N. (2010) Loss of autonomy, control and independence when caring: a qualitative study of informal carers of stroke survivors in the first three months after discharge.  Disability & Rehabilitation. 32(2) 125-133.

Greenwood, N. (2009) Reflections of a researcher interviewing older people. Nursing Older People, 21 30-31.

Greenwood, N., Mackenzie, A., Cloud, G., Wilson N. (2009) Managing uncertainty in life after stroke: a qualitative study of the experiences of established and new informal carers in the first three months after discharge. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46, 1122-1133.

Mackenzie ,  A., Greenwood, N.  Positive aspects of caregiving: a systematic review of older adult carers of stroke survivors.' International Journal of Stroke, Vol 4, Supp 2, p34 Dec 2009.

Greenwood, N., Mackenzie, A., Cloud, G., Wilson N. (2008) Informal carers of stroke survivors-factors influencing carers: a systematic review of quantitative studies. Disability and Rehabilitation, 30(18) 1329-1349.

Greenwood, N., Mackenzie, A., Cloud, G., Wilson, N. (2009) Informal carers of stroke survivors - challenges, satisfactions and coping:  A review of qualitative studies. Disability and Rehabilitation, 31(5) 337-351.

Greenwood, N., Mackenzie, A., Harris R. (2008) New deal for carers or unfair deal: what is in it for informal carers of stroke survivors? Policy & Politics, 36(2) 301-305.

Mackenzie, A., Greenwood, N. (2008) Assessment of informal carers: will it be improved by a new carer's strategy? Policy & Politics. October 2008.

Greenwood, N., May., S., Lissouba, P., Bithell, C. (2007) Widening participation: Accessing careers in the allied health professions.  International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 14(11) 494-501.

Singh, S., Greenwood, N., White, S., Churchill, R. (2007) Ethnicity and the Mental Health Act (1983): A systematic review.  British Journal of Psychiatry, 191 99-105.

Bale, R., Catty, J., Watt, H. Greenwood, N., & Burns, T. (2006) Measures of the therapeutic relationship in severe psychotic illness: A comparison of two scales.  International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 52(3) 256-266.

Greenwood, N., Wright J. & Bithell, C.  (2006) Perceptions of speech and language therapy amongst UK school and college students:  Implications for recruitment.  International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 41(1) 83-94.

Greenwood, N., Bithell, C. (2005) Perceptions of physiotherapy compared with nursing and medicine amongst minority ethnic and white UK students: Implications for recruitment.  Physiotherapy, 91(2) 69-78.

Greenwood, N., Lim, K.H., Bithell, C. (2005) Perceptions of occupational therapy compared with physiotherapy and nursing amongst minority ethnic and white UK students.  British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(2) 75-84. 

Farmer, R., Greenwood, N.  (2001) General practitioners' management of problem drinkers - attitudes, knowledge and practice.  Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 8(2) 119 - 129.

Greenwood, N., Farmer, R.  (2000) A descriptive evaluation of an alcohol detoxification service. Drugs, Education, Prevention and Policy, 7, 193 - 202.

Greenwood, N., Hussain, F., Burns, T., Raphael, F.  (2000) Asian inpatient and carer's views of local mental health care. Journal of Mental Health, 9  397- 408.

Greenwood, N., Chisholm, B. Burns, T., Harvey, K. (2000) Community mental health team caseloads and diagnostic case mix. Psychiatric Bulletin, 24  290 - 293.

Kendrick, T., Burns, T., Garland, C., Greenwood, N., Smith, P.  (2000) Are specialist mental health services being targeted on the most needy patients?  The effects of setting up special services in general practice.  The British Journal of General Practice, 50 121 -126. 

Burns, T., Greenwood, N., Kendrick, T., Garland, C. (2000) Attitudes of general practitioners and community mental health team staff towards the locus of care for people with chronic psychotic disorders.  Primary Care Psychiatry, 6 67-71. inpatient satisfaction - relationship to patient and treatment factors.  British Journal of Psychiatry, 174  159 -163.


Academic Accolades

2009: Nan was awarded "Best review paper published in 2009" by Informa Healthcare and "Disability & Rehabilitation" and "Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology" journals.

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