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Professor Frances Bunn was a nurse by background and joined the Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care (CRIPACC) in the School of Health and Social Work in 2002 as a researcher specialising in Evidence-Based Practice. She was a Cochrane editor, undertaking a variety of extensively cited systematic reviews on a range of health and care related topics. Her PhD was based on this work. She was Professor of Health and Complex Conditions and was a key academic colleague at the University for just short of 20 years, until her retirement due to ill health in 2021. Professor Bunn led a series of externally funded projects that focused on supporting older people and those living with dementia to navigate the health care system.
Professor Bunn created a legacy in terms of influence from her research on policy and practice relating to dementia care, shared decision making and living with dementia alongside other conditions, such as diabetes. Just prior to being diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2020, she took a strategic lead in building capacity for social care research and, with other colleagues, secured a prestigious National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) grant to work with Hertfordshire and Norfolk County Councils to build research capacity among social care practice teams.
Professor Bunn’s contributions have been significant; her leadership roles included being appointed Assistant Director of CRIPACC and the University’s Health and Wellbeing Research Theme Champion as well as co-chair of the Herts and West Essex Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Research Strategy Group.
Professor Bunn died in June 2022.
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Videoconferencing and online technology for communication between care homes and health and social care providers
19/10/20 → 1/02/22
‘StOP UTI’ - STrategies in Older People’s care to prevent Urinary Tract Infection: a realist synthesis of the evidence
1/09/20 → 28/02/22
1/09/16 → 1/03/20
Supporting shared decision making for older people with multiple health and social care needs: a realist synthesisBunn, F., Goodman, C., Russell, B., Wilson, P., Manthorpe, J., Rait, G., Hodkinson, I. & Durand, M-A., 18 Jul 2018, In: BMC Geriatrics. 18, 65, 16 p., 165.
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Bunn, F., Goodman, C., Russell, B. & Trivedi, D., 28 Jul 2017, In: BMC Medicine. 15, 141, 141.
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Dementia case-finding in hospitals: a qualitative study exploring the views of healthcare professionals in English primary care and secondary careBurn, A-M., Fleming, J., Brayne, C., Fox, C. & Bunn, F., 17 Mar 2018, In: BMJ Open. 8, 3, e020521.
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The impact of dementia on service use by individuals with a comorbid health condition: a comparison of two cross-sectional analyses conducted approximately ten-years apartBennett, H., Norton, S., Bunn, F., Robinson, L., Rait, G., Goodman, C., Brayne, C. & Matthews, F., 24 Jul 2018, In: BMC Medicine. 16, 114.
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Health care organisation and delivery for people with dementia and comorbidity: a qualitative study exploring the views of patients, carers and professionalsBunn, F., Burn, A-M. & Goodman, C., 1 Jan 2017, In: BMJ Open. 7, 1, 7:e013067. doi: 10.1136.
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