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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

Sep
27

Searching and Review Clinic

Room N14, ITTC Building, Plymouth

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Nov
16

Making Sense of Health Research...

Buckfast Abbey

  SAVE THE DATE Making Sense of Health Research Annual Conference 16th November 2018 You are invited to attend...
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News

The NHS turns 70: Celebrating public involvement in health research

05 July 2018

On Thursday 5th July 2018, the NHS turned 70 years old. Since its inception, the NHS has constantly...
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Job Opportunity – PenCLAHRC Events and Training Coordinator

28 June 2018

The University of Exeter Medical School are looking to recruit an Events and Training Coordinator within...
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Clinician-led research to inform new guidance for therapists

26 June 2018

The results of a clinician-led study will inform a new evidence based guide for therapists...
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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