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I am a qualitative researcher and sociologist of health and illness with an interest in the ways in which evidence based treatments and management strategies are used - or not - in patients' everyday lives. My work aims to promote good communication and to enable health professionals in supporting patients more effectively. Projects with other members of the PenCLAHRC Third Gap team include a study of doctors’ understandings of individualised treatments, a concept mapping of terms associated with individualisation, and a study with members of PenPIG about patient involvement in the licensing of new drugs. I lead the Patient and Public Involvement team. I am Principal Investigator for the Diabetes Intervention Agenda Trial (DIAT), which is investigating a question proposed by a patient and also by a Diabetes Specialist Nurse.
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University of Exeter
Areas of expertise
Qualitative Research, Sociology of Health and Illness, Synthesis of Qualitative Research
02 August 2018
The University of Plymouth Faculty of Medicine and
Dentistry are looking to recruit a Research
22 July 2018
PenCLAHRC’s Deputy Director, Professor Ken Stein, has been
appointed as Programme Director for the NIHR
Systematic Reviews (SR)...
18 July 2018
Training teachers to focus their attention on positive conduct, and
to avoid jumping to correct...
Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
What is the available evidence for interventions relating to
improving continence for children and young...
Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine
How can we help GPs make better use of thyroid function tests?