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Dr Hazel Morbey

Research Fellow

Hazel Morbey

Furness Building

Lancaster University


Lancaster LA1 4YG

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 592729

Office Hours:

Usual desk days Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.


Research Interests

Academic research in later life and care of older people. Predominately working with qualitative and small scale methodologies, with experience of large national funded evaluations of health and social welfare services, and mixed methods approaches. Majority of studies have involved contact with vulnerable and frail groups of people, and researching sensitive areas, including elder abuse, older homelessness, dementia care, end of life,family carers, older people living in residential care and survivors of flood disaster. 


Current research projects:

PACE: Mapping palliative care systems in long term care facilities in Europe

EU funded, European Association for Palliative Care project.


Previous research projects:

Age UK funded – Supporting Older Carers of Those Nearing the End of Life.

Help the Hospices funded – Older carer support needs.

Marie Curie Cancer Care funded - Nurse decision making for anticipatory medicines.

Independent funding – Older male carers.

European Association Palliative Care funded - Palliative care for older people in long term care facilities in Europe.

NIHR funded – Care homes and primary health integrated working;

Cancer Experiences Collaborative funded scholarshipGendered relations of care homes.

East Lancashire Social Services funded -  Single assessment & shared access for older people.

Cumbria County Council funded - Carlisle Floods. 

South Gloucestershire Social services funded - Pilot evaluation of a community rehabilitation service in South Gloucestershire.

Nuffield Foundation funded - Home Improvement Agencies and their provision for older people with dementia.

Housing Associations Charitable Trust, Help the Aged and CRISIS funded - An evaluation of voluntary sector homelessness services for older people.

ESRC funded - The Development of Welfare Services for Elderly People 1971-1993.

Career Details

Professional practice background in registered mental health nursing (1983), social work (1994), and complementary health practice (2008). 

Current Teaching

FASS Research training programme for PhD students.

FASS510: Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences: Interviewing as a research approach.

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