Dr Claire Sloan

Senior Research Fellow


Claire Sloan joined the Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation in July as Senior Research Fellow. She is working on a National Institute for Health Research funded research programme with Age UK aiming to optimise the delivery of Personalised Care Plans for older adults with frailty.

Research projects she has previously been involved with include: an Action Research project with older adults, exploring ‘what matters to older adults to enhance dignity in care’  in two clinical NHS settings, work examining the utility of spiritual reminiscence with persons with Dementia, research into access to Mental Health Services for Young People in Hull and East Riding and post permanent place support for families in North London.  Claire completed her mixed methods PhD in Psychology at the University of Leeds in 2008, titled: Masculinity and its relationship to men’s health practices. She has also facilitated qualitative research methods seminars at the University of Hull.


Galvin K, Sloan C, Cowdell  F, Ellis-Hill C, Pound C, Watson R, Ersser S, & Brooks, S. (2018). Facilitating  a dedicated focus on the human dimensions of care in practice settings: Development of a new humanised care assessment tool (HCAT) to sensitise care. Nursing Inquiry, https://doi.org/10.1111/nin.12235

Sloan C, Bell J, Alexander T, Aspland J,  Dyson J,  Reid M, Schlosser A, Smith D. (2017).   Hull NHS Clinical Commissioning Group Report:  Access to mental health services: Exploring the barriers and facilitators to helping distressed young people in Hull and the East Riding. Report submitted to Hull CCG. Available at:  http://www2.hull.ac.uk/fass/social-sciences/research/funded-research-projects/access-to-mental-health-servic.aspxle.

Galvin KT, Cowdell F, Sloan C, Pound C, Ellis-Hill C, Ersser S, Watson R, Brooks S. (2016) Humanising Services: A new transferable leadership strategy for improving ‘what matters to older people’ to enhance dignity in care. Project Report Burdett Trust for Nursing URL www. http://www.btfn.org.uk/our-reports/ ‘University of Hull Humanising Services’.

Sloan C, Conner M, Gough B. (2015) How Does Masculinity Impact on Health ? A Quantitative Study of Masculinity and Health Behavior in a Sample of UK Men and women. Psychology of Men & Masculinity 16 (2), 206-217

Woodall A, Morgan C, Sloan C, Howard L. (2010). Barriers to Participation in Mental Health Research: Gender, Age and Ethnicity&#8207: BMC Psychiatry

Sloan C, Gough B, Conner M. (2009). Healthy Masculinities? How ostensibly healthy men talk about lifestyle Health and Gender. Psychology & Health (1) 1-21

Wiffen B, Masson S, Asa M Handley R, Hepgul N, Marques T, Prescott C, Sloan C, Sood P, Taylor H, Seddigh A, DiForti M, Pariante C, Mondelli V, Dazzan P, Aitchison K, Murray R, David T. (2008). Differences in psychopathology with disrupted insight in first-episode psychosis: The GAP Study. Schizophrenia Research (102), Issues 1-3, Supplement 2:149

Wiffen, B. Masson, S. DiForti, M. Aas, M. Handley, R. Hepgul, N. Marques, T. Mondelli, V. Prescott, C. Sloan, C. Sood, P. Taylor, H. Luzi, S. Seddigh, A. Pariante, C. Dazzan, P. Aitchison, K. Murray, R. (2008). Cannabis use and symptoms of psychosis in first episode patients: GAP Study. Schizophrenia Research (102) Issues 1-3, Supplement 2: 249

Completed Doctorates co-supervised

Dannielle Claridge (2017) Masculinity and help-seeking behaviour in armed forces veterans. DClinPsy  University of Hull.