Congratulations to Dr. Wen-Chin Hsu, former PhD student in the Information School, whose PhD research has been chosen, by the Editor of the Journal of Documentation, as a Highly Commended Award winner of the 2012 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Information Science category.
The title of Wen-Chin's thesis is “Older people's use of the NHS Direct telephone advice and information service” and this research was undertaken in collaboration with NHS Direct.
Two research articles describing the research have been published in Age and Ageing, the UK's leading journal on Geriatric Medicine:
Hsu W-C, Bath PA, Large S and Williams S. (2013) The association of geographical location and neighbourhood deprivation with older people’s use of NHS Direct – a population-based study. Age and Ageing. 42 (1): 57-62.
Hsu W-C, Bath PA, Large S and Williams S. (2011) Older people’s use of NHS Direct. Age and Ageing. 40(3): 335-40.
Further details about the Emerald awards can be found at: