Welcome. Healthtalkonline, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. This information is based on qualitative research into patient experiences led by experts at the University of Oxford.
We are very grateful for all the help and support we have received in producing this module.
We would like to thank all those who took part in the research and shared their experiences so openly and enthusiastically.
Sara Ryan is a senior researcher with the Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford. Sara obtained her PhD from the University of Warwick in 2006. She has a sociological background and her main research interests are disability, difference and social interactions.
Dr Clare Robertson
Consultant, Children’s Hospital, John Radcliffe
Dr Kate Field
Senior Researcher, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.
Dr Melissa Rodd
Lecturer in Mathematics Education
Dr Nick Hodge
The Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University
Parent Support Project Manager, The Treehouse
Professor Anthony Bailey
Head of the Autism Research Group
Department of Psychiatry,
University of Oxford
Regional Area Co-ordinator, National Autistic Society
Qualititive researcher, the King's Fund in London and the Judge Institute for Management Studies in Cambridge.
The Wellcome trust