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George William Peat

Senior Research Fellow - Safe Use of Med

Faculty/Dept/School School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Telephone +441274 232220


I am a Research Fellow in Safe Use of Medicines with an interest in research that aims to improve the psychological and social wellbeing of patients. I am currently part of a project that aims to investigate deprescribing (i.e. the process of tapering and stopping medicines) and how it can be used to improve the health of older patients living with frailty. I am also in the final stages of my PhD at the University of Leeds which explores the use of social media and video gaming by young men with neuromuscular conditions, to understand their motivations for interacting with this technology. I have a philosophical and methodological interest in phenomenology, and the varying qualitative approaches associated.  


Teaching interests

-       Qualitative Research Methods

-       Phenomenology

-       Patient Wellbeing 

-       Research with young people

-       Cyber Psychology


Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleSocial media use in adolescents and young adults with serious illnesses: an integrative review. (2019)
AuthorsPeat G;Rodriguez A;Smith J;
JournalBMJ Supportive and Palliative Care
Other Publications
Other typeEditorial
TitleInterpretive phenomenological analysis applied to healthcare research. (2019)
AuthorsPeat G;Rodriguez A;Smith J;
JournalEvidence-based nursing
Other typeElectronic Article
TitleMobilising identity through social media: psychosocial support for young people with life limiting conditions (2018)
AuthorsPeat, G., Smith, J., Rodriguez, A.
PublisherBMJ Evidenced Based Nursing Journal