Susan Hrisos
Senior Research Associate

  • Email:
  • 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
Institute of Health and Society
Newcastle University
Baddiley-Clark Building

Richardson Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel 0191 222 6774


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


Decision Making & Organisation of Care (DMOC) Research Group 

Yorkshire Quality & Safety Research group (YQSR)  

Newcastle Health Psychology Group

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

British Psychological Society: Division of Health Psychology


Very good(but not quite fluent!)Greek

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
  • Professional behaviour change: particular interest in how patient factors influence/moderate clinicans' behaviour

Other Expertise

  • Quantitative research methods
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Experience Based Design methodology
  • Systematic review
  • Project management
  • Multi-centre Trial management

Current Work

Improving patient safety through the involvement of patients: Promoting patient involvement in patient safety.

Research Roles

Co-applicant: IQuaD study extension (patient survey 2008)

Co-applicant:Developing and evaluating the effectiveness of educational prompts in improving diabetes care

Steering group member and co-applicant: "Formative assessment of trainee doctors using peer ratings", Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Dentistry, 2005.(Study looking at the reliability and validity of 360 degree feedback in formative assessment. Funding awarded by North Cumbria Acute Hospitals NHS Trust)

Esteem Indicators

Reviewer for:

International Forum for Quality & Safety in Healthcare
Quality & Safety in Health Care
Medical Care

Implementation Science
Medical Education
Social Science & Medicine
Health Expectations


£73000 awarded by Diabetes UK 2008 (study extension)
£14738 awarded by Newcastle Healthcare Charity 2007 (study extension)
£35895 awarded by Newcastle PCT 2006
£80,000 awarded by North Cumbria Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 2004
£3000 LTSN award to BEME review group 2004


Undergraduate Teaching

Social Science Tutor for Medicine in Community seminar sessions

Postgraduate Teaching

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