I am an experienced health services researcher, with a particular interest in the application of mixed methods in health technology assessment. My published work includes systematic reviews, qualitative interview studies, cross sectional and longitudinal surveys and randomised controlled trials.
Current research includes several collaborative projects with the ENT team at Newcastle Universities Hospital Trust: TUBE (http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/projects/hta/123532); NATTINA (http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/projects/hta/1214606) and LiTEFORM (http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/projects/hta/1557160). I also lead a qualitative work package on a successful NIHR i4i study.
I am also Deputy Director for the NIHR RDS NE, The NIHR RDS works with health professionals and academic staff wishing to apply for NIHR or other peer reviewed funding for health and social care research. I advise on study design and methods, possible funding sources and link applicants to other specialist support provided by the RDS (including statistics, health economics, clinical trials).
I was interviewed about patients' experiences of tooth loss and replacement on BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed in December 2013: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03k21nl
TUBE: A feasibility randomised controlled trial of pre-treatment gastrostomy tube versus oral feeding plus as-needed nasogastric tube feeding in patients undergoing chemoradiation for head and neck cancer
NIHR HTA 2014-2016 (http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/projects/hta/123532)
The NAtional Trial of Tonsillectomy IN Adults (NATTINA): a clinical and cost effectiveness study.
NIHR 2014-2019 (http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/projects/hta/1214606).
National Primary Care Researcher Development Award: What Factors Define, Promote or Inhibit Successful Management of IBS in Primary Care
NCCRCD £165,308 2002-2006
Current PhD supervision: