REVAMP: Effectiveness of a Community Health Care Workers Programme for Maternal and Child Health in Nigeria
REVAMP is a five-year research programme (2015 - 2020), funded by Medical Research Council, Joint DFID/ESRC/MRC/Wellcome Trust Health Systems Research Initiative. It is a collaboration between the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, University of Leeds (NCIHD) and Health Policy Research Group, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus (COMUNEC). The research aims to better understand to what extent the Community Health Workers programme contributes to achieving equitable access to services and maternal and child health outcomes in Nigeria.
This is a five-year research programme (2015-2020), funded by a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award in Society and Ethics. It is a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds and Edinburgh, with the funding awarded to Professor Anne Kerr (School of Sociology and Social Policy, Leeds) and Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley (Centre for Population Health Sciences, Edinburgh). The research aims to examine how patienthood is changing in the post-genomics era, focusing in particular upon cancer, and will be located at the intersections of science and technology studies, medical sociology, and interdisciplinary bioethics.
RAMESES II: Realising the potential of realist research for improving the delivery of health services
Chief Investigator: Professor Trisha Greenhalgh
Co-investigators: Dr Joanne Greenhalgh (University of Leeds), Dr Geoff Wong (University of Oxford), Dr Ana Manzano (University of Leeds), Dr Justin Jagosh (University of Liverpool)
This project is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme, taking place between Feb 2015 – Jan 2017.
From lab to bedside and battlefield to boardroom: exploring histories and futures of innovation and technology in Advanced Wound Care
Mary Madden from the School of Healthcare is collaborating with historian of science and medicine James Stark on a pump priming project beginning to explore the historical context of major developments in wound care, the sociological climate behind discussions of innovation, the representations of particular kinds of technology as ‘cutting-edge’ in the context of the medical market and contemporary perspectives from service users, practice and industry. A networking event will be held at the University of Leeds on 12th June 2015, and will consist of a series of provocations from participants, followed by extended discussion.
Functionality and feedback: A realist synthesis of the collation, interpretation and utilisation of PROMs data to improve patient care
This project is funded by the NIHR HS&DR. Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) currently have a central role in UK health policy as a lever to drive up the quality of patient care. Little guidance exists on the optimal use of PROMS feedback by commissioners, clinicians, managers and patients to improve the quality of patient care. This project aims to address this gap by conducting a different sort of review, termed realist synthesis (RS), to understand ‘what PROMS feedback interventions work for whom in what circumstances and in what respects’ in order to produce guidance for NHS decision makers on where and how best to utilise PROMs data to improve the quality of patient care.
The aim of this NIHR funded project is to understand how and in what circumstances robotic surgery produces both intended and unintended outcomes on communication, collaboration and decision making within surgical teams. This will be achieved through a process evaluation, running alongside ROLARR (RObotic versus LAparoscopic Resection for Rectal cancer), a randomised controlled trial (RCT) comparing laparoscopic and robotic rectal cancer surgery for the curative treatment of rectal cancer.
Mixed Methods Study to Optimise Informed Consent for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) in Clinical Practice
This study is funded by NIHR Research for Patient Benefit and is led by Professor Felicity Astin at the University of Huddersfield, with collaborators from the University of Salford (Dr Joy Probyn), University of Leeds (Dr Joanne Greenhalgh and Dr Janet Holt), Mid Yorks NHS Hospitals Trust (Dr Dwayne Conway and Judith Wright), Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (Dr Allison Morton) and service users (Keith Wakefield). The aim of this study is to describe and observe the informed consent process for PCI from the perspectives of patients and cardiologists and identify options for service improvement.
From September 2012, Anne Kerr, Chris Till and Paul Ellwood worked together with a multidisciplinary group of Leeds University scientists actively engaged in developing new medical technologies to explore responsible innovation in a 1 year study funded as part of the Innovation Knowledge Centre in Regenerative Technologies and Devices (funded by the EPSRC, TSB & BBSRC).
Ray Pawson, Joanne Greenhalgh, Liz Glidewell, Cathy Brennan and Roberta Longo worked with an NHS Manager (Lisa Maginnis), clinician (Dr Hugh Sturgess), service user (Laurence Wood) and international consultant (Steve Montague) to carry out a realist synthesis of demand management for planned care. The project was funded by the National Institute of Health Research and ran from September 2012 to February 2014.
Designing for Inclusive Play: facilitating meaningful play between disabled and non-disabled children
Angharad Beckett worked with Ray Holt, Engineering on an innovative project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust until 2014, where sociology meets design to improve play amongst disabled and non-disabled children.