Chris Allen

Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton and Staff Nurse at the University of Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Chris is a Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow, working towards his Doctorate with the faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton. As part of his Doctoral Fellowship Chris spends forty percent of his time working in a clinical setting at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. In his academic time Chris is researching the ways the internet and social media can be adopted as innovative strategies to facilitate long term condition self-management in those living with chronic health conditions. In 2014 Chris completed an MSc in Gerontology at the University of Southampton, his dissertation looked into the characteristics of older social media users and if their social media use increased their levels of social capital. Clinically, since completing a degree in Adult Nursing at the University of Southampton in 2010 Chris has had experience in acute medicine for older people, emergency department, the community (rapid response team) and acute stroke care settings.

Projects by Chris Allen