Alison currently works on a Yorkshire Cancer Research funded study looking at uptake of cervical cancer screening in women aged 55-64.
Alison originally took a degree in English literature and a professional diploma in publishing and book production, and worked as a writer, editor and indexer for publishing houses in Oxford and London for fifteen years. After requalifying with a BSc in psychology (1st Class), Alison worked as an academic research assistant while taking a Masters in Social Research and Evaluation (Distinction), and subsequently as a qualitative methods tutor and undergraduate research project supervisor. She has also worked as a research assistant and campus working partner on projects examining professional collaborative working in end-of-life care, cancer and long term conditions, health and well-being in community group participation, and students’ experiential learning on practice placements across a range of academic disciplines. Her Masters thesis trialled the application of a visual tool used in qualitative research interviews as a method of reflective practice for nursing and midwifery students, and she has a special interest in visual research methods.
King, N., Brooks, J. and Bravington, A. (2014) The Pictor technique: Exploring collaborative working in nursing, Methodspace: Sage Cases in Methodology, London: Sage Publications.
Noble, B., King, N., Woolmore, A., Hughes, P., Winslow, M., Melvin, J., Brooks, J., Bravington, A., Ingleton, C. and Bath, P. (2014) Can comprehensive specialised end of life care be provided at home? Lessons from a study of an innovative consultant-led community service in the UK, European Journal of Cancer Care, 5 (2014). doi: 10.1111/ecc.12195.
King, N., Bravington, A., Brookes, J., Hardy, B. Melvin, J. and Wilde, D. (2013) The Pictor technique: A method for exploring the experience of collaborative working, Qualitative Health Research, 23(8), pp1138-1152. doi: 10.1177/1049732313495326
Kirkby-Geddes, E., King, N. and Bravington, A. (2013) Social capital and community group participation: Examining ‘bridging’ and ‘bonding’ in the context of a Healthy Living Centre in the UK, Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 23, pp271-285. doi: 10.1002/casp.2118.
Ward, L.J., Bravington, A., McAdie, T.M. and King, N. (2013) Challenges of Developing and Sustaining a Research Partnership for Work Integrated Learning, Proceedings of the 18th WACE World Conference on Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education, June 24-27, Durban, South Africa.
Ward, L.J., McAdie, T.M., Bravington, A. and King, N. (2012) The Process of Designing a Qualitative Study into Multiple WIL Experiences, Proceedings of the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) Conference, ACEN, Australia, pp302-306, ISBN 978-0-9805706-2-5
Bravington, A. (2011) Using the Pictor technique to reflect on collaborative working in undergraduate nursing and midwifery placements (Masters thesis), University of Huddersfield, eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/13720.