Kylie Fagan

PhD Student
Glasgow Caledonian University
Kylie joined the Yunus Centre as a Researcher in 2014 with a primary focus on social innovation and social enterprise research. She went on start her PhD in the Centre the following year.

Co-production, health and wellbeing, rural studies, social enterprise.

Kylie is a part-time PhD student within the Centre and is jointly supervised by Professor Simon Teasdale and Professor Artur Steiner. Her thesis, entitled “The co-production of health: community led innovations in rural healthcare”, aims to critically examine the move towards increased participation, engagement and empowerment of citizens within health care services across Scotland. This work has a particular focus on the Alaskan Native owned Nuka System of Care and will examine how learning from this model has been adapted for use across Scotland.

Undertaking her PhD on a part-time basis, Kylie also works in as a researcher within the social enterprise sector.

In 2016, Kylie was the recipient of the Merchants House Magnusson Award, an annual award that supports the ambitions of students and researchers at GCU. This award enabled her to realise a long-held dream to witness and learn from a world-leading model of healthcare in Anchorage, Alaska.

Kylie has co-authored work with colleagues within the Centre and outside of academia has published research reports for the third sector.