Institute of Health & Society

Decision Making & Organisation of Care

Decision Making and Organisation of Care

Overview

This multidisciplinary research theme brings together social and behavioral science with clinical expertise to conduct applied health research.

This theme incorporates three main complementary areas of work:

  • implementation/improvement science
  • shared decision making/patient centred care
  • experience of health, illness and healthcare

Our work spans a diverse range of clinical specialities and utilises a range of research methods and methodologies. It employs rigorous single and multi-method qualitative and quantitative research, as well as strategically employing surveys, interactional analysis and systematic reviews.

Our primary aims are to deliver internationally recognised, multidisciplinary applied empirical research that contributes to understanding and improving decision making and the organisation and delivery of healthcare.

We conduct empirical research on:

  • professionals’ and patients’ interactions and their negotiations of healthcare decisions
  • the scope for, and design and implementation of, shared decision making in a range of clinical settings
  • experiences of health and illness, and how these are structured and shaped by healthcare delivery and practices
  • how new knowledge, techniques and technologies can be integrated into clinical practice

We actively support the career development of all theme members through targeting and applying for doctoral and early and mid-career fellowships.

Projects

Current research projects within the Decision Making and Organisation of Care (DMOC) research theme.

Staff

The following members of staff work within the Decision Making and Organisation of Care (DMOC) research theme.

The theme leads are Richard Thomson and Tracy Finch.

Dr Matthew Breckons
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7585

Olivia Craw
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: (0191)2084594

Alison Etherington
PA to Prof Richard Thomson, Drs Tracy Finch and Tim Rapley

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7382

Dr Tracy Finch
Senior Lecturer in Psychology of Health Care

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7257

Dr Darren Flynn
Senior Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5415

Melissa Girling
NIHR Research Fellow

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5874

Dr Nicola Heslehurst
Lecturer/NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3823

Dr Susan Hrisos
Senior Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6774

Dr Niina Kolehmainen
Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant AHP (Children)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4594

Dr Joanne Lally
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6791

Dr Richard Lee
Senior Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3816

Joan Mackintosh
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8661

Angela Mattison
Research Programme Administrator

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5625

Jennifer McAnuff
NIHR/HEE Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow, Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 3544

Dr Sara McCafferty
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3824

Anosua Mitra
Research Administrator

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7214

Dr Heather Moore
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 282 5963

Dr Linda Penn
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3809

Dr Tim Rapley
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5665

Dr Nicolette Rousseau
Senior Research Associate & Deputy Director, NIHR RDS NE

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7162

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8848

Dr Holly Standing
Research Associate

Dr Lynne Stobbart
Senior Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5513

Michael Sykes
NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow

Professor Richard Thomson
Strategic Research Adviser


Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8760

Professor Luke Vale
Health Foundation Chair in Health Economics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5590

Rose Watson
Research Assistant

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 2088440