I work in health services research at Swansea University Medical School. Our team specialises in unscheduled and emergency care, and we also deal with initiatives in primary and community care to reduce unscheduled health care use, such as predictive risk modelling and chronic conditions management.
I am primarily a qualitative researcher and often collaborate on mixed methods studies, including those using anonymised linked datasets. I am particularly interested in organisational aspects of health care delivery, including decision making and attitudes to risk in healthcare interactions, implementation of technology, the role of data in commissioning, communication between service providers and patients, and the role of patients and the public in shaping service delivering and the research agenda. I also have research interests in health inequalities, disability, social care, ageing and geographies of health.
I am interested in hearing from any potential new research students with relevant interests.
Current research projects include:
- ERA - Electronic Records in Ambulances, funded by the National Institute for Health Research - Chief Investigator
- PRISMATIC, evaluating predictive risk modelling in primary care, funded by the National Institute for Health Research
- TIER - feasibility trial of a new referral pathway for patients with suspected TIA who call 999, funded by Health and Care Research Wales
- PHED Data - a study with the London Ambulance Service of the feasibility and potential of linking anonymised routine data from the ambulance service with data from acute hospitals, funded by the Health Foundation
- EARPS – a study examining use of predictive risk tools in primary care across the UK, funded by ABMU.
I am a member of PRIME Centre Wales, the research centre focusing on primary and emergency care, funded by Health and Care Research Wales in order to develop and coordinate research proposals and support researchers http://www.primecentre.wales/.