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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

Nov
16

Making Sense of Health Research...

Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre, TQ11 0EG

Please note that the conference is now fully booked. If you would like to be...
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Nov
22

Searching and Review Clinic

ITTC Building, Plymouth (Cafe area: please go to Reception on arrival where a member of the team will meet you)

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

£2.7m study to focus on dementia support workers in primary care

25 October 2018

A new study is investigating how to introduce dementia support workers into GP surgeries, with...
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‘Floundering without support’ – a dementia carer’s story on why new research is vital

25 October 2018

Dorothy Tudor has cared for her partner Bob since he was diagnosed with dementia seven...
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What is the recipe for a successful relationship and how should we teach school children?

22 October 2018

The Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education Association recommend that school children are taught about sex and relationships during their schooling years. Despite...
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Research Projects

D-PACT: Dementia - Person Aligned Care Team

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

The Dementia – PACT (D-PACT) programme is a five-year project, funded by a National Institute...
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PenCHORD - Optimising the location of urgent care sites in Cornwall

Theme: PenCHORD

This project aimed to assess the optimal number and location of sites for patients to...
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Research Projects