Dr Pauline Lane

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Faculty:Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education

Department:School of Nursing & Midwifery

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Sociology

A sociologist and experienced social researcher, Pauline has worked on numerous national and international projects concerning social inclusion and minority communities. She has expertise in ethnographic research methods and she is an experienced filmmaker. Pauline works at the University part-time.

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Background

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Pauline has a strong background in working with minority and excluded communities. In the UK, she has had the pleasure of working with various community groups, (refugee groups, as well as Somali, Bangladeshi, Gypsy, Irish, Caribbean, Chinese and Roma community groups) and has extensive experience in working with governmental departments (mainly the Department of Health and the Home Office). In the international setting, she has lived and worked with indigenous communities in Melanesia and Polynesia, Uganda, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Morocco.Pauline is an experienced social researcher and has written for a wide range of health and social care publications (peer reviewed papers, reports for the Home Office and the Department of Health, International reports, reports for the European Union, NHS evaluation reports etc.) She has made twelve short films and some examples of some of the films she has developed with Redmark films can be seen here:-

Gypsy Community Film http://vimeo.com/19265453

Chinese community film http://vimeo.com/19257418

Caribbean community film http://vimeo.com/19266739

Irish community film http://vimeo.com/19258585

Bangladeshi community film http://vimeo.com/19038863

Sharing lives (adult placements for people with learning disabilities) http://vimeo.com/19036943

Pauline also has extensive experience of project planning, development, management and monitoring of complex multi-agency programmes (including managing large staff teams and large multi streamed budgets, developing project management tools such as a communication strategy, risk analysis, monitoring tool, reporting mechanisms etc.  Her past roles have included working as:

  • The Regional Director for the Joint Improvement Partnership for the east of England.
  • An International Project Lead for Plan UK (the international children's charity).
  • The NHS National Programme Lead for Black and Minority Ethnic Elders Mental Health.
  • National Director of Research for HARP (Health for Asylum Seekers and Refugees Programme).

Research interests

  • Social equality/social inclusion/intersectionality
  • Ethnicity and human rights
  • Gypsy, Traveller, Roma health
  • Global Mental Health (ethnicity, culture, religion, recovery, exclusion, suicide, age-related mental health)
  • Migration, refugees, exclusion and trauma
  • Ethnographic methods
  • Working with interpreters
  • Equality and diversity
  • Social theory
  • Age related sociology
  • Sociology and social policy

Areas of research supervision

  • Understanding Congenital Myasthenia in the Romany Gypsy community. Living with Myasthenia Gravis and its effects on children.
  • Caring for adults with a learning disability in the Caribbean island of Grenada: the experience of carers.
  • Disabled people’s user led organisations.
  • The role of culture and beliefs in healing: An ethnography within an inner-city Pentecostal church.

Teaching

  • PhD supervision and MA dissertation supervision.

Qualifications

  • PhD Sociology/Comparative Studies, University of Essex
  • BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy, University of Essex
  • RNMH (Registered Nurse for the Mentally Handicapped)

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member of the European Academic Network on Romani Studies
  • Peer reviewer on the NHIR RfPB as an expert on minority and excluded communities
  • Peer reviewer for the International Journal on Bioethics
  • Member of the Advisory Board of ‘Let’s Respect’, a not for profit organisation dedicated to improving the quality of care for older people with mental health needs
  • Formerly a member of the Department of Health 'Provision, Prevention and Promotion Working Group' that was part of the National ‘Inclusion Health’ Board
  • Member of the University Faculty Research Sub Committee

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Consultancy/ knowledge exchange

Pauline has made numerous contributions to various Government Committees including: The Department of Health ‘Inclusion health’ advisory group, the Home Office National Refugee Integration Forum; the Department of Health Advisory Committee on Asylum Seekers Mental Health; the Department of Health Steering Group on Language, Interpretation and Translation services; the Department of Health Equality and Diversity group. Pauline has been an invited speaker at various cross-party groups at the House of Commons. She has worked with various professional and voluntary agencies, including the Employability Forum, Freedom from Torture, the National Centre for HIV and Sexual Health, the Refugee Council, and the children’s charity Plan International. She is a member of the European Academic Network on Romani Studies

Grants

2014 - Principle evaluator of the Trust Link’s Growing Together Project: Social therapeutic horticulture. Trust Links and South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust Charity, £4,000.

2012- 2014. Co- Principle Investigator for the ARU aspect of the Suicide Prevention by Internet and Media Based Mental Health Promotion Project (SUPREME), 2012-14. €286,000.

Selected recent publications

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Lane, P. and Boden, J. (2015). Self-harm and suicide risk: identifying some of the professional and ethical considerations in Tribe, R. and Morrissey, J. Handbook of Professional and Ethical Practice for Psychologists, Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Routledge UK. (Forthcoming.)

Tribe, R. and Lane, P. (2015). Interpreting Mental health settings in Pöchhacker, F. Routledge Encyclopedia of Interpreting Studies. Routledge (Accepted for publication - forthcoming.)

Resera, E., Tribe, R. and Lane, P. (2015). An introductory study into the experiences of interpreters and counsellors working with refugees and asylum seekers. International Journal of Culture & Mental Health. Published online: 29 January 2015.

Lane, P. and Tribe, R. (2014). Refugees, Grief and Loss: Critical Debates. Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement. Volume 17, issue 3, 74-79 Summer 2014.

Lane, P., Spencer, S. and Jones, A. (2014). “Gypsy, Traveller and Roma: Experts by Experience” National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Trust.

Lane, P. (2014). A Qualitative Evaluation of the Trust Link’s Growing Together Project: Social therapeutic horticulture. A report for Trust Links and South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.

Waller, T., Lane, P., Sharpe, D., Almond, P.,  Machin, N. (2014). SUPREME Guidelines: Report on Best Practices for  Suicide Prevention using Internet and Media. Report prepared for the European Commission's Executive Agency for Health and Consumers.

Waller, T., Lane. P., Sharpe, D., Almond, P., Machin, N. (2014). SUPREME Guidelines: Work Package10 Deliverable. Report prepared for the European Commission's Executive Agency for Health and Consumers.

Lane, P. and Harrison, C. (2013). An Evaluation of Mental Health Recovery Budget: Report For Essex County Council.

Lane, P. (2013) A Service Evaluation of the SEPT Health Facilitation Service for People with Learning Disabilities. Report for SEPT.

Lane, P. Spencer, S. and McCready, M. (2012). Perspectives on ageing in Gypsy families . January 2012 Joseph Rowntree Foundation http://www.jrf.org.uk/sites/files/jrf/ageing-in-gypsy-families-summary.pdf.

Lane, P. and Tribe, R. (2011) Mental wellbeing: dementia care in diverse ethnic groups. Nursing & Residential Care December 2011, 13(12).

Lane, P., Tribe, R., and Hui, R. (2010). Intersectionality and the mental health of elderly Chinese women living in the UK.  International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 6(4), pp.34–41.

Lane, P. and Tribe, R. (2010). Following NICE 2008: A practical guide for health professionals: Community engagement with local black and minority ethnic (BME) community groups. Diversity in Health and Care, 2010, 7(2), pp.105-14.

Lane, P. and Tribe, R. (2010). Towards an understanding of the cultural health needs of older Gypsies: Working with Older People, 14 (2), pp.23–30.

Tribe, R. and Lane, P. (2009). Working with interpreters across language and culture in mental health. Journal of Mental Health Volume, Issue 3. June 2009, pp.233–241.

EU reports

Waller, T., Lane P., Sharpe. D, Almond, P.,  Machin, N. (2014)  SUPREME Guidelines: Report on Best Practices for Suicide Prevention using Internet and Media. Report prepared for the European Commission's Executive Agency for Health and Consumers.

Waller, T., Lane, P., Sharpe, D., Almond, P.,  Machin, N. (2014)  SUPREME Guidelines: Work Package10 Deliverable. Report prepared for the European Commission's Executive Agency for Health and Consumers

Recent presentations and conferences

Dr Pauline Lane has been an invited speaker at over sixty national and international conferences on a range of sociocultural issues.

Lane, P. (2014) Suicide prevention in young People: SUPREME Research findings. Cambridge NHS School -Nurses Conference.

Waller T. Lane P. and Sharpe D (2013) Guidelines for Suicide prevention Strategies using the Internet for young people (PS1 16-3) XXVII World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention.The National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (NSSF) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo

Tribe, R. and Lane, P. (2012, June). Considering critical psychology, practice and policy in working with BME communities. Paper presented at the Critical psychology and BME Communities conference, London.

Lane, P. and Tribe, R. (2012) Living with social categories: ethnicity, mental health, and learning disability. British Sociological Association and the Open University Conference. June 2012

Lane, P and Spencer, S. (2012) The Politics of Ageing in Gypsy Families. Paper presented at the World Anthropology Conference of the Royal Anthropological Association. British Museum, London.

Lane, P. and Harrison, C .(2012) Mental Health Recovery Budgets. Paper presented at the British Sociological Association Annual Medical Sociology Conference. Leicester University. September 2012

Lane, P. Tribe, R. and and Hui, R. (2011) Intersectionality and the mental health of elderly Chinese women living in the UK. The International Congress on Culture, Health and Well-being. University of Turku, Finland September 2011

Lane, P. and Jones. K. (2009) Best Practice Case Study: 'Preventative, People-Centred and Productive' Health and Social Care conference High Quality Care for All. Church House Conference Centre London

Lane P (2008) The State of the Worlds Girls: Plan International   UNICEF Interagency Meeting. New York USA

Media experience

Pauline is a confident public speaker and she has spoken on the BBC World Service, BBC national and local radio.