Accepting PhD Students


    Research activity per year

    Personal profile


    Dr Holly Saron is based in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine and is a member of the Children, Young People and Families research theme. Holly has a Geography and Population Health background. 

    Research interests

    Holly's work is primarily qualitative, child-centred and arts-based. Holly's research interests focus on children, young people and families' experiences relating to their health or healthcare. She is also interested in children, young people and families’communication and interactions with each other and with clinicians during clinical procedures. Other interests include child health technology including tele-consultations and early warning systems using mobile applications and digital platforms (the DETECT study).

    Holly has worked with clinicians, parents and children to co-develop animations and other health information resources about having remote consultations, and receiving antibiotics at home.

    Holly is currently part of the CASTLE Sleep-E team, and is a research assistant on study funded by North-west Cancer Research (NWCR) called the THRIVE study (Support interventions for children and young people diagnosed with cancer and their families during and after treatment:A theory-driven, realist-informed evaluation)

    Holly is also a member of the iSUPPORT team working with an international group of health professionals, academics, young people, parents, child rights specialists, psychologists and youth workers to develop rights-based standards to support paediatric patients during clinical procedures by reducing harm and establishing trust.


    Holly has previously been a Lecturer in Nurse Education, and Deputy Year of Study Lead for first year undergraduate students in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine at Edge Hill University. Holly was aligned to the BSc Nursing Programme (NUR1000) and was involved in teaching theory, and leading the Written Assessment across the first year of the BSc/MSci Nursing programmes. Holly has a keen interest in developing academic literacies.

    Holly enjoys PhD and Masters supervision with students and has supervised an MRes focussed on understanding the role of health play  specialists to completion. Currently, Holly is supervising a PhD student who is working with children and young people to co-develop a communication module for undergraduate children's nurses.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

    Education/Academic qualification

    Geography, BSc

    Population Health, MSc

    Higher Education, PGCert


    • RJ101 Child Health. Child health services

    Research Institutes

    • Health Research Institute

    Research Centres

    • International Centre for Applied Research with childrEn, young people, pregnant women and families

    Research Groups

    • Children and Young People Research Network


    Dive into the research topics where HOLLY SARON is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
    • 1 Similar Profiles

    Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

    Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or