Professor Joy Adamson
Prof of Applied Health Research & Ageing
My qualifications have put me in the rare position of having in-depth training in both qualitative (PhD) and quantitative (MSc Epidemiology) methods that I have applied in a range of applied health research projects. Having won a prestigious MRC post-doc Special Training Fellow award I experienced high quality training as part of the MRC’s vision for the development of outstanding researchers for multi-disciplinary collaborative working. I have utilised this and demonstrated a long-standing ability to carry out internationally outstanding applied health research.
I have worked with many UK collaborators (University of Glasgow, UCL, Bristol, UWE, LSHTM, York and HYMS) on various topics including disability onset amongst older people, illness behaviour and the factors associated with utilisation of health services, health services delivery and the qualitative components of various pilot and full-scale trials.
Lecturer in Epidemiology, University of York
Deputy Director York Trials Unit, University of York
I have a broad range of methodological expertise, which encompasses: epidemiology; qualitative methods and RCTs.
NIHR HS&DR General Practitioners and Emergency Departments (GPED): Efficient Models of Care. £1,142,548.40. 06/2017 for 30 months (Co-applicant leading qualitative work)
NIHR HTA Surgical fixation versus non-operative management for patients with stable thoracolumbar fractures: a feasibility study £447,558.40. 05/2017 for 25 months (Co-applicant leading qualitative process evaluation)
NIHR HTA Project: 15/130/84 - External frame versus internal locking plate for articular pilon fracture fixation: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial. £1,576,184.60. 01/06/2017 to: 31/05/2022 (Co-applicant leading qualitative process evaluation)
NIHR HTA Occupational Therapy Intervention for Falls Prevention. £718,067. 05/2016 for 36 months.
TeachingI currently run the Introduction to Qualitative Research Module
- Scantlebury A, Sheard L, Watt I, Cairns P, Wright J, Adamson J. Exploring the implementation of an electronic record into a maternity unit: a qualitative study using Normalisation Process Theory. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017, 17, 4.
- Cockayne S, Fairhurst C, Adamson J, Hewitt C, Hull R, Hicks K, Keenan A-M, Lamb SE, Green L, McIntosh C, Menz HB, Redmond AC, Rodgers S, Torgerson DJ, Vernon W, Watson J, Knapp P, Rick J, Bower P, Eldridge S, Madurasinghe VW, Graffy J. An optimised patient information sheet did not significantly increase recruitment or retention in a falls prevention study: an embedded randomised recruitment trial. Trials 2017, 18(1), 144.
- Cockayne S, Rodgers S, Green L, Fairhurst C, Adamson J, Scantlebury A, Corbacho B, Hewitt CE, Hicks K, Hull R, Keenan A-M, Lamb SE, McIntosh C, Menz HB, Redmond A, Richardson Z, Vernon W, Watson J, Torgerson DJ. Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a multifaceted podiatry intervention for falls prevention in older people: A multicentre cohort randomised controlled trial (the REducing falls with ORthoses and a Multifaceted podiatry intervention trial). Health Technology Assessment 2017, 21(24).
- Cockayne S, Adamson J, Clarke A, Corbacho B, Fairhurst C, Green L, Hewitt CE, Hicks K, Kenan A-M, Lamb SE, McIntosh C, Menz HB, Redmond AC, Richardson Z, Rodgers S, Vernon W, Watson J, Torgerson DJ, REFORM study. Cohort Randomised Controlled Trial of a Multifaceted Podiatry Intervention for the Prevention of Falls in Older People (The REFORM Trial). PLoS ONE 2017, 12(1), e0168712.
- Lewis H, Adamson J, Atherton K, Bailey D, Birtwistle J, Bosanquet K, Clare E, Delgadillo J, Ekers D, Foster D, Gabe R, Gascoyne S, Haley L, Hargate R, Hewitt C, Holmes J, Keding A, Lilley-Kelly A, Maya J, McMillan D, Meer S, Meredith J, Mitchell N, Nutbrown S, Overend K, Pasterfield M, Richards D, Spilsbury K, Torgerson D, Traviss-Turner G, Trepel D, Woodhouse R, Ziegler F, Gilbody S. CollAborative care and active surveillance for Screen-Positive EldeRs with subthreshold depression (CASPER): A multicentred randomised controlled trial of clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Health Technology Assessment 2017, 21(8), 1-196.
- Bosanquet K, Adamson J, Atherton K, Bailey D, Baxter C, Beresford-Dent J, Birtwistle J, Chew-Graham C, Clare E, Delgadillo J, Ekers D, Foster D, Gabe R, Gascoyne S, Haley L, Hamilton J, Hargate R, Hewitt C, Holmes J, Keding A, Lewis H, McMillan D, Meer S, Mitchell N, Nutbrown S, Overend K, Parrott S, Pervin J, Richards DA, Spilsbury K, Torgerson D, Traviss-Turner G, Trepel D, Woodhouse R, Gilbody S. CollAborative care for Screen-Positive EldeRs with major depression (CASPER plus): A multicentred randomized controlled trial of clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Health Technology Assessment 2017, 21(67), 1-251.
- Gilbody S, Lewis H, Adamson J, Atherton K, Bailey D, Birtwistle J, Bosanquet K, Clare E, Delgadillo J, Ekers D, Foster D, Gabe R, Gascoyne S, Haley L, Hamilton J, Hargate R, Hewitt C, Holmes J, Keding A, Lilley-Kelly A, Meer S, Mitchell N, Overend K, Pasterfield M, Pervin J, Richards DA, Spilsbury K, Traviss-Turner G, Trepel D, Woodhouse R, Ziegler F, McMillan D. Effect of collaborative care vs usual care on depressive symptoms in older adults with subthreshold depression: The CASPER randomized clinical trial. JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association 2017, 317(7), 728-737.
- Clarke A, Watt I, Sheard L, Wright J, Adamson J. Implementing electronic records in NHS secondary care organizations in England: Policy and progress since 1998. British Medical Bulletin 2017, 121(1), 95-106.
- Hunt K, Adamson J, Galdas P. Gender and help-seeking: Towards gender-comparative studies. In: Kuhlmann, E; Annandale, E, ed. The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp.207-221.
- Marshall D, Wright B, Allgar V, Adamson J, Williams C, Ainsworth H, Cook L, Varley D, Hackney L, Dempster P, Ali S, Trepel D, Collingridge Moore D, Littlewood E, McMillan D. Social Stories in mainstream schools for children with autism spectrum disorder: a feasibility randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open 2016, 6(8), e011748-e011748.
- Wright B, Marshall D, Adamson J, Ainsworth H, Ali S, Allgar V, Moore DC, Cook E, Dempster P, Hackney L, McMillan D, Trepel D, Williams C. Social stories™ to alleviate challenging behaviour and social difficulties exhibited by children with autism spectrum disorder in mainstream schools: Design of a manualised training toolkit and feasibility study for a cluster randomised controlled trial with nested qualitative and cost-effectiveness components. Health Technology Assessment 2016, 20(6), 1-294.
- Clarke A, Adamson J, Watt I, Sheard L, Cairns P, Wright J. The impact of electronic records on patient safety: a qualitative study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016, 16(62), 1-7.
- Clark L, Ronaldson S, Dyson L, Hewitt C, Torgerson D, Adamson J. Electronic prompts significantly increase response rates to postal questionnaires: A randomized trial within a randomized trial and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2015, 68(12), 1446-1450.
- Clarke A, Adamson J, Sheard L, Cairns PA, Watt I, Wright J. Implementing electronic patient record systems (EPRs) into England's acute, mental health and community care trusts: a mixed methods study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015, 15(85), 1-8.
- Goulding L, Adamson J, Watt I, Wright J. Lost in hospital: A qualitative interview study that explores the perceptions of NHS inpatients who spent time on clinically inappropriate hospital wards. Health Expectations 2015, 18(5), 982-994.
- Adamson J, Hewitt CE, Torgerson DJ. Producing better evidence on how to improve randomised controlled trials. BMJ 2015, 351, h4923.
- Mann R, Adamson J, Gilbody S. The acceptability of case-finding questions to identify perinatal depression. British Journal of Midwifery 2015, 23(9), 630-638.
- Wright B, Marshall D, Moore DC, Ainsworth H, Hackney L, Adamson J, Ali S, Allgar V, Cook L, Dyson L, Littlewood E, Hargate R, McLaren A, McMillan D, Trepel D, Whitehead J, Williams C. Autism Spectrum Social Stories in Schools Trial (ASSSIST): Study protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial analysing clinical and cost-effectiveness of Social Stories in mainstream schools. BMJ Open 2014, 4(7), e005952.
- Wright B, Tindall L, Littlewood E, Adamson J, Allgar V, Bennett S, Gilbody S, Verduyn C, Alderson-Day B, Dyson L, Trepel D, Ali S. Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy for depression in adolescents: Study protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open 2014, 4(10), e006488.
- Cooper C, O'Cathain A, Hind D, Adamson J, Lawton J, Baird W. Conducting qualitative research within Clinical Trials Units: Avoiding potential pitfalls. Contemporary Clinical Trials 2014, 38(2), 338-343.
- Brabyn S, Adamson J, MacPherson H, Tilbrook H, Torgerson DJ. Short message service text messaging was feasible as a tool for data collection in a trial of treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2014, 67(9), 993-1000.
- van Staa T-P, Dyson L, McCann G, Padmanabhan S, Belatri R, Goldacre B, Cassell J, Pirmohamed M, Torgerson D, Ronaldson S, Adamson J, Taweel A, Delaney B, Mahmood S, Baracaia S, Round T, Fox R, Hunter T, Gulliford M, Smeeth L. The opportunities and challenges of pragmatic point-of-care randomised trials using routinely collected electronic records: Evaluations of two exemplar trials. Health Technology Assessment 2014, 18(43), 1-146.
- Cockayne S, Adamson J, Martin BC, Fairhurst C, Hewitt C, Hicks K, Hull R, Keenan AM, Lamb SE, Loughrey L, McIntosh C, Menz HB, Redmond AC, Rodgers S, Vernon W, Watson J, Torgerson D. The REFORM study protocol: A cohort randomised controlled trial of a multifaceted podiatry intervention for the prevention of falls in older people. BMJ Open 2014, 4(12), e006977.
- Ronaldson S, Adamson J, Dyson L, Torgerson D. Waiting list Randomized controlled trial within a case-finding design: Methodological considerations. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2014, 20(5), 601-605.