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Dr Dawn Swancutt

Research Fellow

Kath Maguire

I have been a Research Fellow within the PenARC team since their earlier days of PenCLAHRC in 2014, managing new projects that are prioritised by their question generation system. My background is in understanding, and looking for improvements in patient's experience of their care. I work with qualitative and quantitative methods to explore how local health services are being used and developed and how that influences their use by patients.

I have a wide range of skills that apply to different healthcare settings. The projects I have led include; mapping intermediate community care, perceptions about getting up following a fall, evaluating how GPs are trained to discuss multimorbidity and delivery of services for people with severe obesity. 

I typically work across multidisciplinary teams that comprise scientific, social and economic researchers together with front-line clinical staff and patients. I enjoy the challenge of bringing together different views to gain a holistic picture of health improvement.

I am also a member of the Making Sense of Evidence (MSE) steering committee and teaching team.

Upcoming Events

Apr
16

Searching and Review Clinic

Online appointments via Microsoft Teams

COVID-19 update: Following advice issued to all University of Exeter staff on Monday 16th March to work...
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Apr
21

PPI Advice Clinic - POSTPONED

South Cloisters, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

Patient and Public Involvement Advice Clinics Held every month 30 minutes between 12pm-1pm Whatever your query, from finding...
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News

Understanding research priorities for young people with long term health conditions

10 March 2020

A collaboration between researchers has resulted in a clearer understanding of how to address the...
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PenARC welcomes new PhD students

18 February 2020

Our PhD studentships are linked to PenARC project and priority areas and are an important...
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Groundbreaking role for operational research in NHS decision-making

12 February 2020

A pioneering collaboration between PenARC and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) has led to...
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News

Research Projects

Understanding research priorities for young people with long term health conditions

Theme: ARC - Complex Care

A project to identify and describe, through patient and public involvement activities, the research needs of...
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Getting Up Following a Fall

Theme: ARC - Complex Care

Although there is evidence that falls can be prevented, little attention has been paid to...
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Research Projects