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Andrew Harding

Research Associate

Andrew Harding

Furness Building



Tel: +44 1524 592847

Research overview

Andrew's main research interests are in social gerontology, dementia, specialist housing, developing innovative research methodologies (with particular experience in core outcome set methodology and realist methodology), qualitative and mixed methods research.


Andrew also has a long standing interest around economic, agency, consumer theory, and the marketisation of health, social care and welfare provision.


Andrew Harding is a Research Associate at Lancaster University working on the NIHR-ESRC 'Neighbourhoods and Dementia' project. His primary role is on work programme 3, which is developing a core outcome set (COS) for non-pharmacological community interventions for people living with dementia. Prior to his role at Lancaster University, Andrew worked in the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences at Bournemouth University.


Andrew's research experience has mostly involved methodological development, qualitative and mixed methods research with older people. His work been published and cited across health, social policy, medical journals and policy reports/working papers.


Most recently Andrew has been involved in research that has developed an innovative core outcome set methodology in the field of dementia. This has included substantive consultation with people living with dementia in order to develop an accessible Delphi survey.


Prior to his role at Lancaster University, Andrew's research experiences have been in the area of empowering older people as active agents when accessing and engaging with welfare provision. Andrew's PhD used a realist evaluation approach to assess the impact and individual outcomes of an information & advice service relating to specialist housing options for older people.

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