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Dr Louca-Mai Brady

Research Associate

About

I am a Research Associate in the Centre for Public Engagement with particular expertise in research on children and young people's health and social care, public involvement and engagement and qualitative and participative research methods.

My current role includes working with the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care South London on the development of projects on public involvement in commissioning and the role of public involvement professionals. Other work includes:

  • piloting a school-based young people's advisory group
  • working with young inpatients in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service on the development of a research project on therapeutic engagement
  • managing the qualitative phase of a mixed methods study exploring cultural influences on nursing staff attitudes towards people who self-harm
  • Developing and delivering training for the Centre
  • Providing advice and support on children and young people's involvement in research.

Areas of specialism

  • Public involvement and engagement
  • Children and young people
  • Children's rights and participation
  • Qualitative methods and analysis
  • Participative research
  • Health services research
  • Social care

Qualifications

  • PhD. 2017. ‘Rhetoric to reality: An inquiry into embedding young people's participation in health services and research'. University of the West of England
  • MSc Social Research. (Distinction). University of Bath
  • BA (Joint Hons.) Psychology & English Literature (2:i) Cardiff University

Professional membership

Member of and trainer for the Social Research Association.

Publications

Number of items: 14.

Article

Brady, Louca-Mai, Templeton, Lorna, Toner, Paul, Watson, Judith, Evans, David, Percy-Smith, Barry and Copello, Alex (2018) Involving young people in drug and alcohol research. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 18(1), pp. 28-38. ISSN (print) 1745-9265

Watson, Judith, Toner, Paul, Day, Ed, Back, Donna, Brady, Louca-Mai, Fairhurst, Caroline, Renwick, Charlotte, Templeton, Lorna, Akhtar, Shabana, Lloyd, Charlie, Li, Jinshuo, Cocks, Kim, Ambegaokar, Sangeeta, Parrott, Steve, McArdle, Paul, Gilvarry, Eilish and Copello, Alex (2017) Youth social behaviour and network therapy (Y-SBNT) : adaptation of a family and social network intervention for young people who misuse alcohol and drugs – a randomised controlled feasibility trial. Health Technology Assessment, 21(15), ISSN (print) 1366-5278

Watson, Judith, Back, Donna, Toner, Paul, Lloyd, Charlie, Day, Ed, Brady, Louca-Mai, Templeton, Lorna, Ambegaokar, Sangeeta, Parrott, Steve, Torgerson, David, Cocks, Kim, Gilvarry, Eilish, McArdle, Paul and Copello, Alex (2015) A randomised controlled feasibility trial of family and social network intervention for young people who misuse alcohol and drugs : study protocol (Y-SBNT). Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 1(8), ISSN (online) 2055-5784

Brady, Louca-Mai (2015) Involving children and young people in health and social care research : the need for a new perspective. BMJ Blogs : Archives of Disease in Childhood,

Oliver, Kathryn, Rees, Rebecca, Brady, Louca-Mai, Kavanagh, Josephine, Oliver, Sandy and Thomas, James (2014) Broadening public participation in systematic reviews : a case example involving young people in two configurative reviews. Research Synthesis Methods, 6(2), pp. 206-217. ISSN (print) 1759-2879

Staniszewska, Sophie, Adebajo, Ade, Barber, Rosemary, Beresford, Peter, Brady, Louca-Mai, Brett, Jo, Elliott, Jim, Evans, David, Haywood, Kirstie L., Jones, David, Mockford, Carole, Nettle, Mary, Rose, Diana and Williamson, Tracey (2011) Developing the evidence base of patient and public involvement in health and social care research : the case for measuring impact. International Journal Of Consumer Studies, 35(6), pp. 628-632. ISSN (print) 1470-6423

Book

Brady, Louca-Mai and Graham, Berni (2018) Social research with children and young people : a practical guide. Bristol, U.K. : Policy Press. 164p. (Social Research Association Shorts) ISBN 9781447351146

Book Section

Brady, Louca-Mai, Hathway, Felicity and Roberts, Emily (2018) A case study of children’s participation in health policy and practice. In: Beresford, Peter and Carr, Sarah, (eds.) Social policy first hand : an international introduction to participatory social welfare. Bristol, U.K. : Policy Press. pp. 62-73. ISBN 9781447332367

Brady, Louca-Mai, Shaw, Catherine, Blades, Rachel and Davey, Ciara (2012) Involving children and young people in research : principles into practice. In: Beresford, Peter and Sarah, Carr, (eds.) Social care, service users and user involvement. London, U.K. : Jessica Kingsley. pp. 226-242. (Research Highlights in Social Work, no. 55) ISBN 9781849050753

Brady, Louca-Mai, Davis, Ellie [Contributor], Ghosh, Amrita [Contributor], Surti, Bhavika [Contributor] and Wilson, Laura [Contributor] (2012) Involving young people in research : making an impact in public health. In: Barnes, Marian and Cotterell, Phil, (eds.) Critical perspectives on user involvement. Bristol, U.K. : Policy Press. pp. 159-168. ISBN 9781847427502

Conference or Workshop Item

Brady, Louca-Mai and Templeton, Lorna (2017) "We've walked the walk". Lessons from involving young people with experience of substance misuse services in a research study. In: NIHR INVOLVE Conference; 28 Nov 2017, London, U.K..

Monograph

Brady, Louca-Mai and Preston, Jennifer (2017) Evaluating the extent and impact of young people's involvement in National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) studies : an assessment of feasibility. (Project Report) Edinburgh, U.K. : James Lind Initiative. 33 p.

Shaw, Catherine, Brady, Louca-Mai and Davey, Ciara (2011) Guidelines for research with children and young people. (Other) London, U.K. : NCB Research Centre.

Thesis

Brady, Louca-Mai (2017) Rhetoric to reality : an inquiry into embedding young people's participation in health services and research. (PhD thesis), University of the West of England, uk.bl.ethos.714988.

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