Senior Research Associate within the Decision Making and Organisation of Care Research Theme
Member of IHS Engagement Strategy Group
PhD. Newcastle University 2014
MPhil. Newcastle University 2004
BA (Hons) Psychology. Newcastle University 1993
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) 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
Very good(but not quite fluent!)Greek
Research Interests include:
Understanding, promoting and enhancing shared decision making (SDM) in the clinical consultation.
Supporting patients and healthcare staff to improve patient safety: Developing an Implementation Package for ThinkSAFE.
Improving patient safety through the involvement of patients: Promoting patient involvement in patient safety.
Co-applicant: Supporting patients and healthcare staff to improve patient safety: Developing an Implementation Package for ThinkSAFE.
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)
BMC Health Services Research
BMJ Quality & Safety
Health Psychology Review
International Forum for Quality & Safety in Healthcare
Social Science & Medicine
£100,000 awarded by Academic Health Science Network North East & North Cumbria 2014
£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
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