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Dr Sonia Dalkin is an Associate Professor of Applied Health Research in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences. She is also a member of Fuse (the centre for translational research in public health) and co-leads the Healthy Ageing Research Programme.

Research interests

Sonia has specific interests in palliative care and complex social interventions. These subjects require a diverse methodology with an emphasis on mixed methods and realist approaches. Accordingly, Sonia has significant experience in realist approaches, providing training in the approach throughout the UK and internationally. In 2018 she co-authored ‘Doing Realist Research’, published by Sage. Her work portfolio reflects her realist experience with projects in palliative care, long term conditions and public health.

In 2018 Sonia launched the Northern Realist Research Team Hub (NoRTH). NoRTH comprises an experienced team of researchers based at Northumbria University with established regional, national and international links, who have expertise in and are regularly using and developing realist approaches to research.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Health, PhD

31 Jan 201431 Dec 2099

Award Date: 31 Jan 2014


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