Dr Miranda Davies
Research Fellow - Occupational Therapy
PhD, 2011 Health Sciences, Brunel University, England
MSc, 2005 Health Psychology, London Metropolitan University, England
BSc (Hons), 2003 Psychology, University of Plymouth, England
ProfileMiranda worked for three years as a research manager for a survey research firm before completing her PhD at Brunel University in 2011, exploring decision making by social care, health and banking professionals when elder financial abuse is suspected. Miranda is now working as a research fellow on an ESRC funded follow on research project with Dr Priscilla Harries, developing on line decision aids and educational resources for professionals to enhance detection and prevention of elder financial abuse.
Member of the School of Health Sciences and Social Care Research Ethics Committee.
Elder financial abuse, health and ageing, professional decision making, quantitative research methods
Research projects and grants
Miranda is currently Research Fellow on a 12 month research project funded by the economic and social research council: Developing decision training tools to enhance the ability of professionals to detect and prevent elder financial abuse. This project is led by Dr Priscilla Harries (Principal Investigator), with co-investigators Professor Mary Gilhooly, and Professor Ken Gilhooly from the University of Hertfordshire.
Miranda previously completing a PhD studentship attached to a two year New Dynamics of Ageing Programme project: Decision making in detecting and preventing financial abuse of older adults: A study of managers and professionals in health, social care and banking.
Membership and affiliation
British Psychological Society
Davies, M., Harries, P., Gilhooly, M., Gilhooly, K & Cairns, D. (2012). Detection of elder financial abuse by social care and health professionals: identifying an expert decision making approach for a web based training aid. British Psychological Society Annual Conference. Grand Connaught Rooms, London, England.
Davies, M. (2012). Resources to enhance the ability of professionals to detect and prevent elder financial abuse. Action on Elder Abuse Annual Conference. Exchange House, London, England.
Davies, M., Harries, P., Gilhooly, K & Gilhooly, M (2012). Using test-retest data to identify expert consensus in a study of health and social care professionals’ judgements. London Judgement and Decision Making group Seminar Series, UCL, London, England.
Davies, M., Gilhooly, M., Harries, P., Cairns, D & Gilhooly, K. (2012) Detecting and preventing elder financial abuse. 2nd Annual Brunel Institute for Ageing Conference, Brunel University, London, England.
Davies, M., Harries, P., Gilhooly, M., Gilhooly, K. (2011) Developing decision training tools to detect and prevent elder financial abuse. Action on Elder Abuse Financial Abuse Seminar Series, Age UK, Travis House, London, England.
Gilhooly, M., Cairns, D., Davies, M., Notley, E., Harries, P., & Gilhooly, K. (2010) ‘Detecting and Preventing Financial Abuse of Older Adults: Decision making by managers and Professionals in Health, Social care and Banking’. The Gerontological Society of America Conference, New Orleans, America.
Davies, M., Harries, P., Gilhooly, K., Gilhooly, M., Cairns, D., & Notley, E. (2010) ‘Investigating social care professionals’ decision making in cases of financial elder abuse: qualitative findings from critical incident interviews’. British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Stratford-upon, Avon, England.
Other external activities
London Judgement and Decision Making group