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Dr Yvonne Tommis


Job Title: Research Fellow, WISERD (Quantitative Research team)


Yvonne Tommis is a graduate of the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and completed her PhD at Bangor University in 2001. Since then she has been involved in a number of health and social care research projects, initially with the Centre for Social Policy Research and Development (CSPRD), followed by the North Wales Research and Development Support Service (NWRDSS), before becoming a member of the All Wales Alliance for Research and Development in health and social care (AWARD) at its inception in 2004. She is now a member of the Centre for Applied Research and Evaluation Sciences and combines this with a post within the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research Data and methods (WISERD).

Research Interests

Yvonne is primarily interested in quantitative methods, questionnaire design and analysis, longitudinal research and multilevel modelling. She is also very interested in developing methodologies to facilitate the meaningful combining of qualitative and quantitative data and research techniques. 

Current and recently completed Research

Carer interventions assessed, Tommis, Y. and Robinson, C.A. Funded by the Wales Office of Research and Development. (policy work core contract) 2008-2009

Carers for people with mental health problems: needs assessment to service provision (Robinson, C.A., Seddon, D. and Bowen, S.). Funded by the Big Lottery health and social care research fund, (£297,000), 2005-2010. 

Unified assessment in Wales: older people with complex needs and their families (Seddon, D., Robinson, C.A., Tommis, Y and Woods, R). Funded by the Wales Office of Research and Development (£168,000) 2008-2010.

Recent Publications

Mann R, Tommis Y, 2012, ‘Public sentiments towards immigration in Wales’ WISERD/RRS 009

Tommis Y, Robinson CA, Seddon D, Woods RT, Perry JK, Russell IT , 2009, "Carers with chronic conditions: Changes over time intheir physical health" Chronic Illness 5 pp 155–164 (Available here)

Robinson C A, Tommis Y, Zinovieff F, 2009, "Carer Interventions Assessed’ Final report to Welsh Government

Robinson C A, Russell I T, Seddon D, Tommis Y, Woods R T, 2007, "Rural-urban differences in the effects on mental well-being of caring for people with stroke or dementia" Aging & Mental Health 11(6) pp 743 – 750

Reeves C, Robinson C A,  Russell I T, Seddon D, Tommis Y, Woods R T, 2007, "In their own right: assessment of carer needs" British Journal of Social Work 37 pp 1335–1352



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