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Institute of Population Health Sciences (IPHS)

Dr Nina Fudge, BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, FHEA


Research Associate

Telephone: 020 7882 2528
Room Number: 1.03


Nina is a Research Associate in Social Science in the Complex Intervention and Social Practice in Health Care unit within the Centre for Primary Care and Mental Health.

Nina joined QMUL in 2017 to take a lead role in collection, management, analysis and interpretation of data for the APOLLO-MM project - an in-depth ethnographic case study of patients’ and healthcare professionals’ experiences and practices of polypharmacy to inform a safe, effective and person-centred approach to medicines use in primary care (

Her research interests include long-term conditions, in particular stroke, polypharmacy, concepts and practices of citizen and patient participation in health systems, the role of patients in research implementation and concepts and practices of knowledge production in biomedical research.

Nina is an experienced social scientist with an interest in the use of ethnographic methods for understanding health, and the systems and practices of health care and research. She gained her first degree in Anthropology from Cambridge University in 1997. She completed an MSc in Environmental Epidemiology and Policy in 2000 from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD from King’s College London in June 2013.


Nina has extensive teaching experience teaching Master’s level students in social research methods (ethnographic and observational research; qualitative data analysis, qualitative data synthesis, critical appraisal and quality assessment) and Theory, policy and practice of citizen participation in health systems and research.

At QMUL, Nina has been involved in teaching on the QMUL BSc/MSc programmes in Global Health, and regular MBBS medical undergraduate teaching as a PBL tutor.


Research Interests:

Research Groups:

APOLLO-MM: Addressing the polypharmacy challenge in older adults with multi-morbidity.


Research interests:

  • stroke and other long-term conditions
  • polypharmacy
  • citizen participation in health research and health care systems
  • implementation science
  • concepts and practices of knowledge production in biomedical research
  • ethnography in applied health research
  • narrative methods


Swinglehurst D, Fudge N(2019). Addressing the polypharmacy challenge in older people with multimorbidity (APOLLO-MM): Study protocol for an in-depth ethnographic case study in primary care. BMJ Open vol. 9, (8)

Fudge N (2018). Enhancing our understanding of drinking in later life: qualitative data refreshes parts that other data cannot reach. Age Ageing

Swinglehurst D, Fudge N (2017). The polypharmacy challenge: time for a new script?. Br J Gen Pract vol. 67, (662) 388-389. 


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