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Kirstie Coxon

Specialist role: Research Associate & NIHR Research Training Fellow

Programme: Innovations

Organisation: King's College London

Department: Health and Social Care Research


Kirstie Coxon
Kirstie Coxon



Kirstie is currently an NIHR Research Training Fellow, undertaking a PhD which examines the ways in which pregnant women and their partners develop ideas about risk and safety in relation to choosing a place of birth. Her PhD takes a social science approach, and is linked to the PSSQ Innovations Programme as well as being an adjunct study to the NPEU ‘Birthplace in England’ programme of research.


Prior to commencing her fellowship at King’s, Kirstie worked at the Centre for Health Services Studies, within the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) at the University of Kent, where she gained an MA in Health Studies . Whilst at CHSS, Kirstie was involved in a number of studies including an EU funded evaluation of integrated health and social care, and later became a lecturer in qualitative research methods. Kirstie was also Academic Lead for the Kent section of the South East Research Design Service (SE RDS), providing support to NHS and social care researchers in qualitative research methods, and public involvement in health research. Kirstie was closely involved in the organisation of a conference for the BSA ‘Risk and Society’ study group, and was subsequently invited to be guest editor for special issues on living with uncertainty and risk at the journal ‘Health, Risk and Society’.




Alaszewski, A and Coxon, K (2009) Uncertainty in every day: Risk, worry and trust Health, Risk and Society 11 (3) 201-207


Alaszewski, A and Coxon, K (2008) ‘The everyday experience of living with risk and uncertainty’ (Editorial) Health Risk and Society 10 (5) 413-420


Hutton, E and Coxon, K (2008) ‘Involving parents as service users in an interprofessional research project’ Journal of Interprofessional Care 22 (6) pp1-3


Alaszewski, A.M. and Coxon, K (2007) Restructuring Health Care: developing systems to identify risk and prevent harm in Petersen, A and Wilkinson, I (2007) Health, Risk and Vulnerability Routledge, London


Coxon, K (2005) ‘Common experiences of staff working in integrated health and social care organizations: A European perspective’ In Journal of Integrated Care 2 (13) 13-21