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I am a qualitative researcher and sociologist of health and illness with an interest in the ways in which evidence based treatments and management strategies are used - or not - in patients' everyday lives. My work aims to promote good communication and to enable health professionals in supporting patients more effectively. Projects with other members of the PenCLAHRC Third Gap team include a study of doctors’ understandings of individualised treatments, a concept mapping of terms associated with individualisation, and a study with members of PenPIG about patient involvement in the licensing of new drugs. I lead the Patient and Public Involvement team. I am Principal Investigator for the Diabetes Intervention Agenda Trial (DIAT), which is investigating a question proposed by a patient and also by a Diabetes Specialist Nurse.
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University of Exeter
Areas of expertise
Qualitative Research, Sociology of Health and Illness, Synthesis of Qualitative Research
03 August 2020
New research has called for urgent action after creating a map that
identifies gaps in...
29 July 2020
Following on from two hugely successful rounds of
PenARC's Health Service Modelling Associate Programme (HSMA),
HSMA 3 will launch...
23 July 2020
A University of Exeter-led national research team,
including PenARC's Evidence Synthesis and Patient and Public
Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement
A tool has been developed to support forecasting resource demand
and staffing capacity in NHS...