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Staff Profile

Dr Dawn Swancutt

Research Fellow

Kath Maguire

I am a mixed-methods researcher interested in healthcare provision, service improvement and preventative medicine. I joined PenCLAHRC at the beginning of 2014 to work with the Avoidable Acute Admissions study investigating differences in patient pathways through acute care. During this project I used Value Stream Mapping, applying it systematically in multiple Emergency Departments.
 
My background is in understanding, and looking for improvements in patient's experience of their care. I graduated from the University of Birmingham, where, after work with health economists to define choice characteristics in colposcopy patients, I gained my PhD.  I went on to manage the Stroke theme of their CLAHRC, a collaboration through which I developed ways to collect and link data between primary care, secondary care and the ambulance service.
 
Interest in how healthcare is organised and applied brought me to my current work on the Rapid Intervention Service project. Through this research I aim to look at the effectiveness of community interventions to avoid hospital stays for people at risk of being admitted, and to map the variety of these services across the region.
 

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May
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Searching and Review Clinic

Room N14, ITTC Building, Plymouth

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05

PPI Advice Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters

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Job Opportunity – Engagement, Research Information and Communications Manager (maternity cover)

14 May 2018

The University of Exeter Medical School are looking to recruit an Engagement, Research Information and Communications...
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Research reveals key factors to support quality of life in dementia

14 May 2018

  A robust research analysis has identified what factors can be targeted to support people to...
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'At the top of the league table': Professor Stuart Logan on NHS priorities

04 May 2018

PenCLAHRC Director, Professor Stuart Logan, has spoken to BBC Radio Devon about the problems behind...
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Research Projects

UNTEST

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine

How can we help GPs make better use of thyroid function tests?
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Sharing Evidence Routine for a Patient Centred Plan of Action (SHERPA)

Theme: Person-Centred Care

This project aims to offer a structured approach for GP trainees to manage consultations with...
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Research Projects