Dr Kevin Stelfox

Dr Kevin Stelfox
Dr Kevin Stelfox
Dr Kevin Stelfox

B.A.(Hons), PhD

Research Fellow

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+44 (0)1224 437269
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Epidemiology Group, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, Health Sciences Building (1st floor), Foresterhill, Aberdeen, United Kingdom AB25 2ZD

School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition


After a varied career in community and social work, Kevin moved into the field of educational research. Following 5 years as a research officer for a careers service in England, Kevin was responsible for research, policy and planning in Children's Services in a local authority in Scotland from 2004 to 2017. Recently Kevin has worked on two Forestry Commission-funded projects: Natural Partners Project; and Career Pathways into Forestry. In 2018 Kevin joined the Walk With Ease Project  in the Epidemiology Group.


Research Overview

Kevin is interested in the (re-)production of social inequality from a Bourdieusian theoretical perspective.

Current Research

Understanding the lived experience of Neuropathic Pain and improving its assessment – Work Package 2 of the Partnership for Assessment and Investigation of Neuropathic Pain: Studies Tracking Outcomes, Risks and Mechanisms (PAINSTORM) project.https://www.abdn.ac.uk/iahs/research/primary-care/painstorm-wp2-2300.php




Past Research

Assessing the impact of COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines on active older adults living in throughout Northeast Scotland, who, pre-COVID-19, regularly engaged in group-based walking activities.

Mixed methods study of participants' perceptions of the impact of the Walk With Ease programme.

Developing inclusive practices: insights from probationer teachers working in high poverty school environments

Investigating the impact of outdoor learning and nature experiences on children and young people as part of a Forestry Commission Scotland-funded research project (Natural Partners Project). 

The Career Pathways into Foresty project is an exploration of young people's perceptions of forestry careers


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