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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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Sep
27

Searching and Review Clinic

ITTC Building, Plymouth

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Oct
09

Searching and Review Clinic

Room 2.35, South Cloisters, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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News

Stroke doubles dementia risk, concludes large-scale study

31 August 2018

People who have had a stroke are around twice as likely to develop dementia, according...
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Highlighting ten years of CLAHRC success

28 August 2018

From the South West right up to the North West Coast, 13 CLAHRCs operate across...
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Job opportunity - PenCLAHRC Research Fellow

02 August 2018

The University of Plymouth Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry are looking to recruit a Research Fellow within...
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News

Research Projects

Modelling high level health and social care capacity needs in Cornwall

Theme: PenCHORD

This project aims to model the high-level flows from arrival at the Emergency Department to...
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Healthy Parent Carers

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

The Healthy Parent Carers project is a feasibility study testing whether a programme designed by...
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Research Projects