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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.
 

Upcoming Events

Feb
27

'Creating Engaging Oral Communications'

Exeter South Cloisters 3.06, Plymouth JBB MR8, Truro KSpa F1.

This seminar aims to explore how to create engaging oral presentations. Jointly delivered by Michelle Ryan from the...
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Mar
06

PPI Advice Clinic

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

Patient and Public Involvement Clinic What? These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC PPI Team manage and respond...
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News

Partner In Focus - South West Academic Health Science Network

17 January 2018

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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Members of PenCHORD team makes switch to Open Source working

15 December 2017

Members of PenCLAHRC's operational research team, PenCHORD, have been working towards transferring their work to Free Open Source Software (FOSS). Dr...
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Using Implementation Science to drive health care change: The ASPIC project

14 December 2017

Understanding how to put effective health care into practice is an important part of the...
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Research Projects

What are the effects of 'robopets' on the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes? A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

A systematic review that aims to create a state-of-knowledge synthesis on the impact of robopet-human...
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Supporting older people to manage their medicines: a scoping review of medicine self-management tools

Theme: Person-Centred Care

A scoping review that aims to identify what tools or resources are available for older...
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Research Projects