Dr Jay Vickers

School of Health & Society

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Dr. Jay Vickers is a Lecturer at the University of Salford's Institute of Health and Society. They are a registered occupational therapist and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

After completing their research training (PhD), they have collaborated on numerous research projects focusing on how individuals shape meaning within their lived contexts and how such meaning influences actions and behaviour. Jay's current research concentrates on intersectional research methods and how social systems influence sense-making, meaning creation, and health behaviours. Jay is committed to research-led education and teaches qualitative approaches, grounded theory, and participatory methods within the field of health and social care.

Jay also extends their expertise across various disciplines and external institutions. Their seminars primarily involve applying grounded theory within different contexts, with a practicable application of methodology to specific research projects. Jay supports and supervises PhD, ProfDoc, and DClin students, guiding them in utilising grounded theory and participatory methods in their research projects.

Areas of Research

Qualitative research methods.

Areas of Supervision

Health Engagement
Health Access
Health Inequality and Inequity
Education Engagement
Education Inequality and Inequity
Young People
Grounded theory
Action Research
Co-design and Participatory Methods

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • Ph.D.

  • PG Certificate: Academic Practice

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Contemporary Arts