All organisations have in effect two tasks - the one they are set up to do, and a second task of developing and maintaining the processes for doing it. Our focus on the world of work and organisations is reflected in the design of the Bayswater Working Conference, which is known as the ‘double task’ model.

Members bring a 'back-home' task to work on, so their experiences of working in their groups, and the dynamics of the Conference as a whole, are linked to their work situations back home, and are not split off into separate worlds.














































PRIYA DAVDA - Office Administrator & Researcher

Priya Davda has been a Researcher at The Bayswater Institute since February 2011. More recently, she has undertaken the role of Office Adminstrator for the Institute. Priya holds a first class BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Sociology, an MSc in Medical Sociology and is currently undertaking a part-time PhD in Sociology at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she is researching the organisations and practices of donor-recipient matching by clinicians in UK fertility clinics. Priya has had training and experience in employing a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods and has been involved in a range of research projects in both healthcare and social care, including in adoption, public health and race/ethnicity.

Since joining the Institute she has worked on a project 'Patients' Choices and Expectations in Obtaining Primary Care', aimed at gaining a better understanding of patients' registration patterns and use of unscheduled care settings in general. She has also worked extensively on a Mulberry Trust funded programme of work evaluating different approaches to the integrated care of the elderly in the community. As a result she has co-edited a two-part special edition of the International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development on ‘Sociotechnology and Pervasive Health’ and is co-author of the following publication:

Eason K. D., Waterson P. and Davda P. (2013) The Sociotechnical Challenge of Integrating Telehealth and Telecare into Health and Social Care for the Elderly International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development 5(4) 14- 26