Elaine is the University of Cumbria’s NIHR ARC NENC Senior Research Fellow and is attached to the Inequalities and Marginalised Communities theme. Elaine is currently working on scoping health and social inequalities in North Cumbria, and other collaborative projects relating to health and social inequalities in the NENC.
Elaine’s academic background is in sociology and social research. Before joining the ARC NENC, Elaine was a Senior Lecturer in Digital Health and a Research Fellow for the Cumbrian Centre for Health Technologies where she researched digital innovation in healthcare. Prior to that she had undertaken research projects in a variety of sectors (academic, charitable, local government, and museums).
Areas of Interest
Qualitative research in health and social inequality;
Adoption of Digital Innovation in health and care;
Public Involvement and Community Participation (PICE) – particularly in involving and engaging communities and user-groups as partners in the research and development process.
- Bidmead, E. and McShane, C. (2021) Barriers and Facilitators to Implementation of Digital Solutions. Health, 13, 1330-1345. doi: 10.4236/health.2021.1311097.
- Bidmead, E. (2021) Life in Maryport: Access to Resources and Services. Centre for Research in Health and Society, University of Cumbria. Available at https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/media/university-of-cumbria-website/content-assets/public/researchoffice/documents/Maryport-Resources-and-Services2.pdf (Accessed 14 February 2022).
- Bidmead, E. (2021) Maryport – A left behind community? Health and Social Data Dive. Centre for Research in Health and Society, University of Cumbria. Available at https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/media/university-of-cumbria-website/content-assets/public/researchoffice/documents/Maryport–A-left-behind-community—Data-Dive—Final.pdf (Accessed 14 February 2022).
- Bidmead, E. (2020) An Examination of the Indices of Deprivation – North Cumbria Area. Centre for Research in Health and Society, University of Cumbria. Available at https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/media/university-of-cumbria-website/content-assets/public/researchoffice/documents/IoD-Report–Final.pdf (Accessed 14 February 2022).
- Bidmead, E. and Marshall, A. (2020) ‘Covid-19 and the ‘new normal’: are remote video consultations here to stay?’ British Medical Bulletin, ldaa025, https://doi.org/10.1093/bmb/ldaa025.
- Bidmead, E, Lie, M, Marshall, A, Robson, S.C, and Smith, V.J. (2020) ‘Service user and staff acceptance of fetal ultrasound telemedicine’. Digital Health. 6(1-12) pp1-12. https://doi.org/10.1177/2055207620925929.
- Bidmead, E. & Marshall, A. (2016) “A case study of stakeholder perceptions of patient held records: the Patients Know Best (PKB) solution”, Digital Health. 2 pp1-15 DOI: 10.1177/2055207616668431.
- Bidmead,E., Reid, T., Marshall, A. and Southern, V. (2015),’“Teleswallowing”: a case study of remote swallowing assessment’, Clinical Governance: An International Journal. 20(3) pp.155-168. https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/CGIJ-06-2015-0020.
- Bidmead, E. & Clough, R. (2013) Engagement: A guide to practice and strategy, Problems and Possibilities. Age UK Lancashire.
- Grimwood, S., Stuart, K., Browning, R., Bidmead, E., Winn-Reed, T. (2021) The Perception of Biopsychosocial Impacts of COVID-19 During Lockdown Restrictions over time in the UK – A Mixed Methods Study, The Journal of Ideas in Health, 14(2), pp.131 https://www.jidhealth.com/index.php/jidhealth/article/view/131
- Marshall, A. & Bidmead, E. ‘Using Telemedicine in Practice and Implications for Workforce Development’. International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care. Vol. 6 No 2 December 2018, pages 111-124. https://doi.org/10.18552/ijpblhsc.v6i2.433.
- Smith, V.J., Marshall, A., Lie, M. Bidmead, E, Beckwith, B, Van Oudgaarden, E and Robson, S.C. (2021)l. Implementation of a fetal ultrasound telemedicine service: women’s views and family costs. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 21, 38 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-020-03532-4.
- Stuart, K. Faghy, MA. Bidmead, E. Browning, R. Roberts, C. Grimwood, S. and Winn-Reed, T. (2020) ‘A biopsychosocial framework for recovery from COVID-19’. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJSSP-07-2020-0301/full/html.