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Sabrena Jaswal BA, MA

Research Assistant



I joined CHSS as a research assistant in 2016 to undertake work involving integrated models of care. I am currently researching Vanguards: Encompass Multispecialty Community Providers (MCP).

I have over ten years of health and social care research experience working on projects ranging from adolescent health literacy to health inequalities and health services evaluations. My research interests are in health communication and education.

I am particularly interested in examining the socio-cultural rules regarding communication and how these can facilitate or impede a person’s health care. Additionally, I want to explore the prominence given to communication within both the medical school curriculum and the health care setting.

I graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of British Columbia (Canada) in 2003. I was awarded a University of Brighton International Student Scholarship to complete my MA in International Health Promotion 2010.

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Hamilton-West, K. et al. (2019). Evaluability Assessments as an Approach to Examining Social Prescribing. Health and Social Care in the Community [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12726.
Rowlands, G. et al. (2015). Health literacy and the social determinants of health: A qualitative model from adult learners. Health Promotion International [Online]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dav093.
Book section
Begoray, D., Banister, E. and Jaswal, S. (2015). Addressing girls health literacy and learning with young adult 'problem' novels. in: Begoray, D. L. and Banister, E. M. eds. Adolescent health literacy and learning. Nova Science Publishers. Available at: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=55020&osCsid=b9f66f579537c157341e388371c15fa2.
Billings, J. et al. (2018). Service Evaluation of the Encompass Community Hub Operating Centres (CHOCS), Report: June 2018. Centre for Health Services Studies.
Research report (external)
MacInnes, J. et al. (2018). Service Evaluation of the Acute Response Team (ART). CHSS: Canterbury.
Conference or workshop item
Jaswal, S. and Mikelyte, R. (2018). Encompass Vanguard: Evaluating Staff & Manager Perceptions. in: Local Care MDT Conference.
Total publications in KAR: 6 [See all in KAR]
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