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Dr Ferhana Hashem BA, MA, PhD, PGCE

Senior Research Fellow, NIHR RDS SE Kent Site Lead & Research Adviser, ICAP Prog. Lead

 

 

I am a Senior Research Fellow at CHSS. My research activity has been extensive and wide-ranging, focused on patient involvement in social prescribing, self-management and preferences in recovery interventions, and also decision-making, access issues and resource implications in the NHS. I was recently awarded funding from Public Health England/Work and Health Unit, for the project ‘Developing Curriculum Resources on Health and work in Medical Undergraduate Education’.

I became Kent Academic Site Lead for the NIHR Research Design Service South East (RDS SE) in September 2019 and I have been an RDS SE Research Adviser since 2011.

Since 2017 I have been course leader for the National Institute for Health Research/Health Education England (NIHR/HEE) Integrated Clinical Academic Programme. Funding was awarded over several consecutive years from Health Education England, Kent Surrey and Sussex.

I joined the University of Kent in 2006. I previously worked at Anglia Ruskin University (2004-2006) at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences for a two year post-doctoral research.  Previously, I taught social sciences at the University of Durham (2001-2004) and the University of Sunderland (2000-2003).
I completed my BA in Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (1997) and completed my MA in History from King’s College London. I received a PhD stipend from the University of Sunderland (1999-2003) to undertake my PhD research in Political Sociology.

 

Previous Research includes:

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on the “Ethnic options of mixed-race people in Britain‟ (PI: Mr Peter Aspinall; CO: Dr Miri Song & second CO: Dr Ferhana Hashem) (March 2006-May 2008; grant reference: RES-000-23-1507) (£155,405.73)

Nuffield Foundation Small Social Science Grant “What kind of language services should public authorities provide to minority ethnic groups: the case of Bangladeshis in London‟ (PI: Dr Ferhana Hashem; CI: Mr Peter Aspinall) (February 2008-November 2009) (£9,025)

I have been teaching for the School for Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) on two modules; for the undergraduate module SO537 (Racism) and a postgraduate module SO884 (Race, Difference and Belonging). I am currently providing supervision for two MA students for the School.

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Article
Hashem, F., Stephensen, D., Bates, A., Pellatt-Higgins, T., Hobbs, R., Hopkins, M., Woodward, H., Stavropoulou, C., Swaine, I. and Ali, H. (2020) "Acceptability and feasibility of an isometric resistance exercise programme for abdominal cancer surgery: an embedded qualitative study", Cancer Control. Sage. doi: 10.1177/1073274820950855.
Hashem, F., Corbett, K., Stephensen, D., Swaine, I., Ali, H. and Hutchins, I. (2020) "The importance of cancer patients' functional recollections to explore the acceptability of an isometric-resistance exercise intervention: a qualitative study", Health Science Reports. Wiley. doi: 10.1002/hsr2.186.
Hashem, F., Stephensen, D., Drechsler, W., Bladen, M., Carroll, L., Pellatt-Higgins, T. and Saloniki, E. (2020) "Muscle strengthening intervention for boys with haemophilia: developing and evaluating a best-practice exercise programme with boys, families and healthcare professionals", Health Expectations. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/hex.13119.
Bladen, M., Carroll, L., Dodd, C., Drechsler, W., Hashem, F., Patel, V., Pellatt-Higgins, T., Saloniki, E. and Stephensen, D. (2020) "Results of feasibility and safety of randomised controlled trial of a musculoskeletal exercise intervention versus usual care for children with haemophilia", Haemophilia. Wiley. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/hae.14026.
Hashem, F., Brigden, C., Wilson, P. and Butler, C. (2020) "Understanding what works, why and in what circumstances in Hospice at Home Services for End of Life Care: applying a realist logic of analysis to a systematically searched literature review", Palliative Medicine. Sage, pp. 16-31. doi: 10.1177/0269216319867424.
Rees-Roberts, M., Williams, P., Hashem, F., Brigden, C., Greene, K., Gage, H., Goodwin, M., Silsbury, G., Wee, B., Barclay, S., Wilson, P. and Butler, C. (2019) "Hospice at Home services in England: a national survey", BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. BMJ Publishing Group, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001818.
Hashem, F., Bladen, M., Carroll, L., Dodd, C., Drechsler, W., Lowery, D., Patel, V., Pellatt-Higgins, T., Saloniki, E. and Stephensen, D. (2019) "Protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial of a musculoskeletal exercise intervention versus usual care for children with haemophilia", BMJ Open. BMJ Publishing Group. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029474.
Stephensen, D., Hashem, F., Corbett, K., Bates, A., George, M., Hobbs, R., Hopkins, M., Huttchins, I., Lowery, D., Pellatt-Higgins, T., Stavropoulou, C., Swaine, I., Tomlinson, L., Woodward, H. and Ali, H. (2018) "Effects of pre- and post-operative resistance exercise interventions on recovery of physical function in patients undergoing abdominal surgery for cancer: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials", BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine. BMJ. doi: 10.1136/bmjsem-2017-000331.
Hashem, F. and Merritt, R. (2018) "Supporting patients self-managing respiratory health: a qualitative study on the impact of the Breathe Easy voluntary group network", European Respiratory Journal. European Respiratory Society, pp. 1-11. doi: 10.1183/23120541.00076-2017.
Hashem, F., Calnan, M. and Brown, P. (2017) "Decision-making in NICE single technological appraisals (STAs): How does NICE incorporate patient perspectives?", Health Expectations. Wiley, pp. 128-137. doi: 10.1111/hex.12594.
Calnan, M., Hashem, F. and Brown, P. (2017) "Still elegantly muddling through? NICE and uncertainty in decision making about the rationing of expensive medicines in England", International Journal of Health Services. SAGE, pp. 571-594. doi: 10.1177/0020731416689552.
Brown, P., Hashem, F. and Calnan, M. (2015) "Trust, regulatory processes and NICE decision-making: Appraising cost-effectiveness models through appraising people and systems.", Social Studies of Science. SAGE, pp. 87-111. doi: 10.1177/0306312715609699.
Aspinall, P. and Hashem, F. (2011) "Responding to minority ethnic groups' language support needs in Britain", Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 145-162. doi: 10.1108/02610151111116526.
Song, M. and Hashem, F. (2010) "What does "White" Mean? Interpreting the choice of 'Race' by mixed race young people in Britain", Sociological Perspectives. University of California Press, pp. 287-292. doi: 10.1525/sop.2010.53.2.287.
Aspinall, P. and Hashem, F. (2010) "Are our data on teenage pregnancy across ethnic groups in England fit for the purpose of policy formulation, implementation and monitoring?", Critical Public Health. Routledge, pp. 47-70. doi: 10.1080/09581590902763257.
Hashem, F. (2010) "Elite Conceptions of Muslim Identity from the Partition of Bengal to the Creation of Bangladesh, 1947 – 1971", National Identities. Routledge, pp. 61-79. doi: 10.1080/14608940903542656.
Monograph
Billings, J., Hashem, F., Hellyer, N. and Kocman, D. (2010) Evaluating Social Marketing - Final Report. Centre for Health Services Studies.
Billings, J., Hashem, F. and Macvarish, J. (2010) Am I Bovvered? A participative action research study to develop, implement and evaluate physical activity interventions with girls. Phases Two and Three report. Centre for Health Services Studies.
Billings, J., Hashem, F. and Macvarish, J. (2009) Am I Bovvered: A participative action research study to develop, implement & evaluate physical activity interventions in young girls, Phases Two and Three - Executive Summary. Centre for Health Services Studies.
Billings, J., Hashem, F., Hellyer, N. and Kocman, D. (2009) Social Marketing Workshop Evaluation Report. Centre for Health Services Studies.
Billings, J., Hashem, F. and Macvarish, J. (2008) Am I Bovvered? A participative action research study to develop, implement and evaluate physical activity interventions with girls. Phase One report. Centre for Health Services Studies.
Aspinall, P., Song, M. and Hashem, F. (2008) The ethnic options of 'mixed race' people in Britain: Full Research Report. ESRC. Available at: http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/esrcinfocentre/viewawardpage.aspx?awardnumber=RES-000-23-1507.
Billings, J., Hashem, F. and Macvarish, J. (2008) Am I Bovvered? A participative action research study to develop, implement and evaluate physical activity interventions with girls Phase One Report EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. Centre for Health Services Studies.
Billings, J., Hashem, F. and Macvarish, J. (2007) Let's Talk: Attitudes and values about sex and relationships among young people and professionals. Phase 2: Development, implementation and evaluation of two interventions. Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent. Available at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/chss/researchcentre/docs/Interreg_Interventions_1_&_2_Report.pdf.
Research report (external)
Billings, J. and Hashem, F. (2010) Salutogenesis and the Promotion of Positive Mental Health in Older People. European Commission. Available at: http://www.mspsi.es/organizacion/sns/planCalidadSNS/docs/saludmental/older_salutogenesis.pdf.
Hashem, F. and Aspinall, P. (2010) What kind of language services should public authorities provide to minority ethnic groups: the case of Bangladeshis in London. Nuffield Foundation / Centre for Health Services Studies. Available at: http://www.swadhinata.org.uk/document/What_kind_of_language_services.pdf.
Hashem, F. and Aspinall, P. (2009) What kind of language services should public authorities provide to minority ethnic groups:the case of Bangladeshis in London. CHSS, University of Kent.
Conference or workshop item
Hashem, F., Jaswal, S. and Marchand, C. (2020) "Piloting the Health and Work Curriculum in Undergraduate Medical Education in England", in EUMASS Congress 2021. EUMASS Congress 2021.
Hashem, F. (2020) "DOLPHIN Exercise programme – co-designing the exercise programme", in Exercise and Physical Activity for Children with Haemophilia. Exercise and Physical Activity for Children with Haemophilia.
Hashem, F. and Brigden, C. (2019) "Palliative care research funding and the workforce to support it", in Clinical Research Network Kent Surrey and Sussex - Annual Conference. Clinical Research Network Kent Surrey and Sussex - Annual Conference.
Hashem, F., Jaswal, S. and Marchand, C. (2019) "Health and Work in Undergraduate Medical Education", in Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Annual Conference & Exhibition. Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Annual Conference & Exhibition.
Jaswal, S., Hashem, F. and Marchand, C. (2019) "A scoping review to map curriculum resources on health and work in undergraduate medical education in the United Kingdom (UK)", in European Forum for Primary Care. European Forum for Primary Care.
Hashem, F., Dickens, S., Javadi, A., Mumvuri, M., Lowther, N., Cowley, C. and Cousins, D. (2019) "How to develop your research idea - Interactive Panel", in #KentHomeGrown Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust. #KentHomeGrown Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.
Hashem, F., Marchand, C. and Jaswal, S. (2019) "Developing Undergraduate Curriculum Resources on Health and Work in Medical Education", in Good Work is Good for You - Promoting Work as Health Outcome. Good Work is Good for You - Promoting Work as Health Outcome.
Hashem, F. and Hamilton-West, K. (2019) "Developing Undergraduate Curriculum Resources on Health and Work in Medical Education", in UK Conference for Clinical Communication in Undergraduate Medical Education. UK Conference for Clinical Communication in Undergraduate Medical Education.
Stephensen, D., Bladen, M., Carroll, L., Lowery, D., Pellatt-Higgins, T., Saloniki, E. and Hashem, F. (2019) "Development of a haemophilia physiotherapy intervention for optimum musculoskeletal health (Dolphin trial)", in 12th Annual Congress of European Association for Haemophilia and Associated Disorders 2020. 12th Annual Congress of European Association for Haemophilia and Associated Disorders 2020, Wiley.
Brigden, C., Goodwin, M., Sisbury, G., Rees-Roberts, M., Butler, C., Greene, K., Hayes, C., Hashem, F., Gage, H., Williams, P., Wee, B., Barclay, S., Wilson, P. and Mikelyte, R. (2018) "Patient and Public (PPI) Involvement in Hospice research: an example of co-production in action", in National Association for Hospice at Home Annual Conference 2018. National Association for Hospice at Home Annual Conference 2018.
Rees-Roberts, M., Mikelyte, R., Hayes, C., Hashem, F., Brigden, C., Gage, H., Williams, P., Greene, K., Wee, B., Barclay, S., Wilson, P. and Butler, C. (2017) "Optimum Hospice at Home Services for End of Life Care (OPEL H@H): Results of survey data from hospice at home services in England", in National Association for Hospice at Home Annual Conference 2017. National Association for Hospice at Home Annual Conference 2017.
Hashem, F. (2017) "Physiotherapy, Child Health and Haemophilia", in U3A Research Showcase: University of Kent in Partnership with the University of the Third Age. U3A Research Showcase: University of Kent in Partnership with the University of the Third Age.
Hashem, F. (2016) "Integrated Clinical Academic Programme (ICAP) non-medical healthcare professionals – Internships & Bridging Programme", in Clinical Research Network Kent Surrey and Sussex - Partnership Board Meeting. Clinical Research Network Kent Surrey and Sussex - Partnership Board Meeting.
Hashem, F. (2015) "Conducting Research in the NHS: Local Resources and Support RDSSE", in Health Psychology Network - Kent Surrey and Sussex. Health Psychology Network - Kent Surrey and Sussex.
Hashem, F. (2015) "Decision-making in NICE single technological appraisals (STAs): How does NICE incorporate patient perspectives", in Centre for Primary Care Seminar Series, University of Manchester. Centre for Primary Care Seminar Series, University of Manchester.
Hashem, F. (2015) "What is the RDS and what support does it provide?", in Kent Community NHS Trust Research Funding Event. Kent Community NHS Trust Research Funding Event.
Hashem, F., Calnan, M. and Brown, P. (2014) "Decision making in NICE single technological appraisals (STAs): How does NICE incorporate patient perspectives?", in Health Policy and Politics Network - Annual Conference. Health Policy and Politics Network - Annual Conference.
Hashem, F. (2010) "Am I Bovvered. ? Engaging girls in physical activity interventions", in 18th UK Public Health Association Annual Public Health Forum. 18th UK Public Health Association Annual Public Health Forum.
Hashem, F. (2010) "Learning to Learn English: Motivations of Language Acquisition of a Minority Community", in Centre for Health Services Studies Seminar. Centre for Health Services Studies Seminar.
Hashem, F. (2009) "Whose language is it anyway? English language and access: the case of Bangladeshis in London", in.
Hashem, F. (2008) "Mixed Race People and the Choices of Faith", in Encounters and Intersections: Religion, Diaspora and Ethnicities Conference. Encounters and Intersections: Religion, Diaspora and Ethnicities Conference.
Hashem, F. (2007) "Identity and the Bengal Muslims: Mapping Changing Perspectives 1905-1971", in.
Confidential report
Merritt, R., Pellatt-Higgins, T., Nizalova, O., Hashem, F. and Rees, T. (2016) Evaluation of the British Lung Foundation's Integrated Breathe Easy Voluntary Group Network Findings from the outcome, impact and economic evaluation. Canterbury: University of Kent. Available at: https://www.blf.org.uk/sites/default/files/IntegratedBreatheEasy-081216a.pdf.
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Director of Studies - Applied Health Research - MSc

SO900 - Introduction to Applied Health Research

SO954 - Qualitative Methods in Health Research

Intercalated BSc in Management in Primary Care

SO734 - Research and Evaluation Methods

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