Dr Susan Hrisos
Senior Research Associate

  • Email: susan.hrisos@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6774
  • Address: Institute of Health and Society
    Newcastle University
    Baddiley-Clark Building
    Richardson Road
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE2 4AX

Roles and Responsibilities

Senior Research Associate within the Decision Making and Organisation of Care Research Theme

Chair of Institute of Health & Society (IHS) Engagement Strategy Group 2014 - present

Member of Newcastle University Third Sector Working Group 2016 - present

ThinkSAFEThinkSAFE developer

Twitter: @PSafetynewc



Qualifications

PhD. Newcastle University 2014 (Access my thesis here: http://hdl.handle.net/10443/2598)

MPhil. Newcastle University 2004

BA (Hons) Psychology. Newcastle University 1993

Previous Positions

Research Associate
Institute of Health & Society (Newcastle University)
Improving the Quality of Care in Diabetes (iQuaD)
Mapping quality improvement: A comparative study of US & UK Healthcare organisations.
Diabetes Test Ordering Trial. An RCT evaluation of a quality improvement system for diabetes care
Translating Clinicians Intentions into Implementation Intentions (TRACII)

Research Associate(Newcastle University)
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine & Dentistry
Modernising Medical Careers

Research Associate/Trial manager
Department of Ophthalmology(Newcastle University)
Feasibility study for a trial of Distant Exotropia
Amblyopia Treatment Trial

Junior Research Associate/project co-ordinator
Department of Psychiatry (Newcastle University)
MRC Cognitive Function and Ageing Study

Memberships

NHSE Patient Engagement Group (sub-group of the Strategy & Advisory Group for Patient Safety)  2015 - 2016

Decision Making & Organisation of Care (DMOC) Research Group 

Yorkshire Quality & Safety Research group (YQSR) http://www.bradfordresearch.nhs.uk/  

Newcastle Health Psychology Group http://research.ncl.ac.uk/healthpsychology/

IHS Medical Sociology Group 

UK Society of Behavioural Medicine (UKSBM): Membership Secretary 2008 - 2011

British Psychological Society: Division of Health Psychology

Fuse - The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health
 

Languages

Very good(but not quite fluent!) Greek

ThinkSAFE.Research Interests

Research Interests include:

  • Patient engagement & involvement in their healthcare
  • Patient & family involvement in improving patient safety
  • Patient / Public involvement in research/co-design of services
  • Use of psychological theory in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions

Other Expertise

  • Quantitative research methods
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Experience Based Design methodology
  • Systematic review
  • Project management

Current Projects & Funding Awards

Patient & Public Engagement & Involvement (PPE/I) in research

Developing a programme of evaluation of PPE/I in research. Funder: Wellcome Trust. Role: Senior Research Associate. (June 2016 – present).

PPE/I Peer to Peer Support Forum: Training needs assessment for people involved in research.  Funder: Faculty Medical Sciences (FMS) Engage. Role: Principle Investigator.  Award: £4,346, (May 2016).

Partnering to improve BME access, inclusion and involvement in research: exchange visits with third-sector organisations for shared learning and improvement. Funder: FMS Engage. Role: Principle Investigator.  Award: £4,639, June 2016

The lived experience of older adults accessing healthcare for psychological and physical multimorbidity.  Funder: FMS Engage. Role: Co-applicant. Award: £7893.17, (July 2016)

Enabling the Inclusion of Black & Minority Ethnicities (BME) in Research. Funder: FMS Engage. Role: Principle Investigator.  Award: £2,000, (June 2014)

Patient involvement in improving  patient safety

Collaborating with patients to improve patient safety in primary care. (ThinkSAFE Primary Care study). Funder: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School of Primary Care Research.  Role: Principle Investigator.  Award: £62,000. (April 2016).

Supporting patients and healthcare staff to improve patient safety: Developing an Implementation Package for ThinkSAFE.  Funder: NENC Academic Health Science Network Patient Safety Collaborative. Role: Principle Investigator.  Award: £15,000 (June 2016), £10,000 (April 2015), £100,000 (April 2014)  

Patient involvement in improving patient safety: Developing an intervention to help patients improve their own safety. Funder: NIHR (RP-PG-0108-10049). Role: Senior Research Associate.  (2010-2014)

Patient involvement in their healthcare

Understanding, promoting and enhancing shared decision making (SDM) in the clinical consultation (The Black Box of SDM study).  Funder: The Health Foundation.  Role: Senior Research Associate. 2014-2016


Previous Funding

£73000 Diabetes UK 2008 Patient survey as part of IQuaD study. Co-applicant

£14738 Newcastle Healthcare Charity 2007 Test Ordering trial. Co-applicant

£35895 Newcastle PCT 2006 Test Ordering trial Co-applicant

£80,000 North Cumbria Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 2004.  Evaluation of 360 degree feedback for trainee doctors. Principle Investigator

£3000 LTSN award to BEME review group 2004.  Co-applicant

 

Esteem Indicators

Invited Member:

NHS England Patient Engagement in Patient Safety Group (Chaired by Profs Rebecca Lawton & Gerry Armitage) 2015-2016

Invited reviewer/contributor for:

WHO patient safety roadmap (Chapter 12): Patient engagement for safer Primary Care 2015

NHS England Patient Safety Domain: Tests at Discharge Standards 2015

Judge for:

Patient Experience Network National Awards (PENNA)  2014, 2015

On-going reviewer for:

BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning

BMJ Quality & Safety

BMC Health Services Research 

Health Expectations

Health Psychology Review

Implementation Science

International Forum for Quality & Safety in Healthcare

Medical Education

Medical Care

Social Science & Medicine






Projects

Postgraduate Teaching

MSc in Public Health & Health Services Research, Newcastle University: Diagnostic Analysis seminar for the Health Care Quality module.

FMS Post-graduate Development Programme, Newcastle University: Support for Researchers working with Public & Patient Groups

FMS Training Matters (formerly IHS Bitesize Engagement) seminar series  

MBBS Personal Tutor

Supervision

NIHR PhD fellowship: Lead academic supervisor 

FMS Unit for Educational Research Development & Practice MD:  Academic supervisor for PPE/I