Susan Hughes

Susan commenced her PhD with the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences at University Ulster in September 2020.

She is researching self-directed support and adult social care services.

The project will seek to explore the extent to which self-directed support offers choice and control to service users in Northern Ireland. Susan will be conducting interviews with participants to understand their lived experiences of the current adult social care system and find out how they feel service provision could be improved.

Susan’s supervisors are Prof Ann Marie Gray, Dr Goretti Horgan and Dr Jennifer Hamilton.