Dr David Morley

Senior Research Fellow

David Morley graduated from the University of Buckingham prior to gaining an MSc and PhD from the Institute of Neurology, University College London. His doctoral research focused on the impact of neurological illness on the children of affected parents. After receiving his doctorate he spent a number of years as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of West London, before joining the Health Services Research Unit at the University of Oxford in 2011.   He is currently a Senior Research Scientist at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford.


David has significant research interests in the fields of quality of life, mental health and psychosocial well-being. He also has a particular interest in patient reported outcome measures, and has developed and contributed to a number of instruments.

Selected Publications

Morley, D., Li, X., Jenkinson, C. (2017). Children & Young People’s Response to Parental Illness: A Handbook of Assessment & Practice. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Morley, D., Dummett, S., Kelly, L., Dawson, J., Fitzpatrick, R., Jenkinson, C. (2016). Validation of the Oxford Participation and Activities Questionnaire. Patient Related Outcome Measures, 7, 73-80.

Kelly, L., Jenkinson, C., Morley, D. (2015). Outcome measurement in neurodegenerative disease: attributes, applications and interpretation. Neurodegenerative Disease Management, 5(4), 305-316.

Morley, D., Dummett, S., Kelly, L., Dawson, J., Jenkinson, C. (2015). Evaluating the psychometric properties of an e-based version of the 39-item Parkinson’s Disease Questionnaire. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 13:5.

Morley, D., Dummett, S., Peters, M., Kelly, L., Hewitson, P., Dawson, J., Fitzpatrick, R., Jenkinson, C. (2012). Factors influencing quality of life in caregivers of people with Parkinson’s disease and implications for clinical guidelines. Parkinson’s Disease, 2012:190901.

For a full list of publications, please see David’s faculty webpage. https://www.ndph.ox.ac.uk/team/david-morley

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