Ms Wendy Padley

Job: Research Assistant

School/department: School of Nursing and Midwifery

Address: Edith Murphy Building De Montfort University The Gateway Leicester LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 2013917




Personal profile

Wendy's particular interests lie in the following fields:
  • Qualitative research
  • Literature reviewing.

Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

Williamson, I.R., Fish,J., Wildbur, D., Bell, K., Padley, W. & Brown, J. (2018) Towards LGBTQ-affirmative cancer care and support: Barriers and opportunities [Oral Presentation]. 32nd Conference of European Health Psychological Society, Galway, Ireland, August 2018.

Fish, J., Williamson, I., Brown, J., Padley, W., Bell, K. and Long, J. (2018) Promoting good outcomes in Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual cancer care: a qualitative study of patients’ experiences in clinical oncology. Leicester: De Montfort University.

Tanner, J., Padley W., Kiernan M., Leaper D., Norrie, P., Baggott R. (2013) A benchmark too far: findings from a national survey of surgical site infection surveillance.

Tanner J., Padley W., Davey S., Murphy K., Brown B. (2012) Patients' experiences of surgical site infection.

Tanner J., Padley W., Davey S., Brown B., Murphy K. (2012) Patient narratives of surgical site infection patient narratives of surgical site infection.

Tanner J., Padley W., Davey S., Brown B., Murphy K. (2012) Utter despair: patients’ experiences of surgical site infection.


Research interests/expertise

Qualitative methods,  thematic analysis, interviewing in sensitive subjects, mental health; psychotherapy.

Areas of teaching

Literature searching, reviewing.


MA Psychotherapy, MBACP

MSc Library and Information Studies

Membership of professional associations and societies

Chartered Member, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

Member, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Externally funded research grants information

  • The patient experience of surgical site infection: Infection Prevention Society, qualitative interview based project, March 2011 - March 2012, research assistant (literature search, interviewing, writing up/dissemination).
  • Prototype skin preparation solution clinical trial: Molnlycke Health Care, clinical trial, July 2011 - November 2011, research assistant (lab work, carrying out trial work).

Internally funded research project information

Infection Control in the Ambulance Service: RIF award, background information audit, June 2011 - January 2012, research assistant (carrying out information audit and scoping exercise).

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