Nicky Ashley is a research assistant in Children and Families Research Theme at the Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research at Coventry University. She graduated with a Psychology (Hons) degree in 2008 at Coventry University and is currently undertaking an MSc in Psychology of Health part time at Coventry University. Nicky has worked with the Children and Families Research team for four years now. She has worked, under the leadership of Professor Jane Coad, on the first Department of Health's Children's Palliative Care Funding Pilot to take place nationally along with the Big Study for Better Care for Children.
More recently she has led on projects funded by Teenage Cancer Trust evaluationg high impact events for teenagers and young adults and WellChild evaluating the WellChild Nurse model of care particularly from a user's perspective. Nicky has an interest in children and young adult cancer, health psychology and technology enabling support for children and young people within the community. Her methodological expertise ranges from in depth interviews with health professionals and families to constructing surveys particularly with new innovative systems such as Filemaker which she has run training sessions on in order for other professionals to use them. Nicky has a passion for working with children and families to develop innovative, fun and interactive ways to engage in research through group activities and arts based sessions.
- Coad, J., Kaur, J., Ashley, N., Owens, C., Hunt, A., Chambers, L. and Brown, E. (2014) ‘Exploring the perceived met and unmet need of life limiting children, young people and families’. Journal of Pediatric Nursing 30(1), 45-53.
- Through the Eyes of Children and Their Families.
- Evaluation of the Teenage Cancer Trust Find Your Sense of Tumour Event.