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Experiences of children and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic

36 months
Approved budget:
Dr Cervantee Wild
Health issue:
Child and youth (healthy) development
Proposal type:
Girdler's Fellowship
Lay summary
Cervantée Wild completed her PhD with the University of Auckland focusing on childhood obesity innovation and is a research fellow with the University of Auckland and the Tamariki Pakari Child Health and Wellbeing Trust. This project aims to explore the experiences of children, young people and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK with a health equity lens. It prioritises participant voice by using the Health Experience Research Group (HERG) methodology used in the DIPEx international collaboration to centre participant experience and produce a freely available resource for knowledge-sharing, clinical training and service improvement. Secondary analysis of data in the HERG archive will also be undertaken to explore experiences of healthcare pre-pandemic, particularly among marginalised communities. The HERG approach could then be tailored for the New Zealand context for health service improvement, as appropriate, as part of the DIPEx international collaboration.