Logo of RANCH_UKThe rural and coastal health research programme is a new stategic research theme focusing on understanding health issues specific to rural and agricultural families and communities in Norfolk and beyond. Current work is focused on understanding healthcare service experiences in the context of health outcomes.

To contact us, please email: ruralhealth.research@nsft.nhs.uk


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Core Rural Health Research Team

Core Rural Health Research Team

Image of Dr Bonnie Teague Dr Bonnie Teague is Associate Professor of Mental Health Services Research at the University of East Anglia and Head of Research at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. Bonnie is also a Rural Health Fellow with the NICHE institute and elected fellow of the Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare. She has worked in clinical research for over 20 years and is Chief Investigator and Co-investigator on numerous National Institute of Health Research projects. She is also supervisor for MSc Nurses and Doctoral trainees of clinical psychology. 





Image of Dr Sheri Oduola Dr Sheri Oduola is a Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at the University of East Anglia. She has worked clinically as a mental health nurse and brings over 20 years of clinical experience. Her research focuses on social and health inequalities in diverse populations (including rural, migrant and minoritized ethnic groups) and she brings substantial experience in epidemiology. She has led several studies investigating the impact of rural living on mental health and mental health outcomes. She is the Principal Investigator on an NIHR-funded research aimed at reducing the burden of mental health problems in rural and coastal areas.





RANCH-UK Find out more and take part

Rural Mental Health Nursing Research Study: RANCH-UK

  • If you are a mental health nurse working in rural, agricultural or remote areas of the UK, we invite you to take part in this new research study examining your views and experiences of rural nursing.
  • Your contribution will last no more than 15 minutes in a one-off online survey. No information that could identify you is collected. The results will be written for a national report which will be made available online and sent to your professional Forums by December 2024.

Please see the flyer here.

To read more information and take part in the survey, please click this link.


Dr Bonnie Teague, Lead Investigator

Louise McCarthy, Co-investigator

Dr Sheri Oduola, Co-investigator

Dr Emma Wadey, Co-investigator

NICHE Anchor Institute, University of East Anglia, Collaborators

Approved by FMH Ethics Committee, University of East Anglia

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