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Isabel Adeyemi portrait.
Adeyemi, Isabel
Marta Ahmed.
Ahmed, Marta
Laura Anselmi portrait.
Anselmi, Laura
Zoe Ashton.
Ashton, Zoe
Simon Bailey portrait.
Bailey, Simon
Batistatou, Eva
Penny Bee portrait.
Bee, Penny
Tom Blakeman portrait.
Blakeman, Tom
Bowen, Audrey
Professor Ruth Boaden portrait.
Boaden, Ruth
Mike Bresnen portrait.
Bresnen, Michael
Adam Brisley portrait.
Brisley, Adam
The outline of a person's head and shoulders.
Brown, Suzanne
The outline of a person's head and shoulders.
Burey, Lorraine
Kath Checkland portrait.
Checkland, Kath
Anna Coleman portrait.
Coleman, Anna
Nia Couple portrait.
Coupe, Nia
Corgié, Delphine
Sarah Cotterill portrait.
Cotterill, Sarah
Richey, Robby
Professor Dame Nicky Cullum portrait.
Cullum, Nicky
Janet Diffin portrait.
Diffin, Janet
Will Dixon portrait.
Dixon, Will
Jo Dumville portrait.
Dumville, Jo
Jemma Elston portrait.
Elston, Jemma
Rebecca Elvey portrait.
Elvey, Rebecca
Sarah Gaffney portrait.
Gaffney, Sarah
The outline of a person's head and shoulders.
Gellatly, Judith
The outline of a person's head and shoulders.
Gray, Trish
Sarka Grayson portrait.
Grayson, Sarka
Grande, Gunn
Jane Griffiths portrait.
Griffiths, Jane
Gill Harvey portrait.
Harvey, Gill
The outline of a person's head and shoulders.
Hegarty, Janet
Damian Hodgson portrait.
Hodgson, Damian
Howard, Susan
John Humphreys portrait.
Humphreys, John
Carianne Hunt portrait.
Hunt, Carianne
Roman Kislov portrait.
Kislov, Roman
Sarah Knowles portrait.
Knowles, Sarah
Jacqueline Lavallee portrait.
Lavallee, Jacqueline
Verity Longley portrait.
Longley, Verity
Colin Lorne portrait.
Lorne, Colin
Karina Lovell portrait.
Lovell, Karina
Karen Luker portrait.
Luker, Karen
Amy Mathieson portrait.
Mathieson, Amy
Anne-Marie Martindale portrait.
Martindale, Anne-Marie
The outline of a person's head and shoulders.
McAvoy, Aneela
Anne McBride portrait.
Mcbride, Anne
Ruth McDonald portrait.
McDonald, Ruth
Peter Mellor portrait.
Mellor, Peter
The outline of a person's head and shoulders.
Morley, Jane
Pauline Nelson.
Nelson, Pauline
O’Donnell, Caroline
Emma Patchick portrait.
Patchick, Emma
The outline of a person's head and shoulders.
Richardson, Mandy
Natalie Ross.
Ross, Natalie
Yvonne Rossi portrait.
Rossi, Yvonne
Katy Rothwell receiving her Masters.
Rothwell, Katy
The outline of a person's head and shoulders.
Russell, Wanda
Jo Rycroft-Malone portrait.
Rycroft-Malone, Jo
Caroline Sanders portrait.
Sanders, Caroline
Kevin Sanderson-Shortt.
Sanderson-Shortt, Kevin
Julian Simpson portrait.
Simpson, Julian
Soiland-Reyes, Claudia
Michael Spence portrait.
Spence, Michael
Karen Spencer.
Spencer, Karen
Rebecca Spencer portrait.
Spencer, Rebecca
Cathie Stokes portrait.
Stokes, Cathie
Matt Sutton portrait.
Sutton, Matt
Sandra Talbot portrait.
Talbot, Sandra
Joanne Thomas portrait.
Thomas, Joanne
Pippa Tyrrell portrait.
Tyrrell, Pippa
Jen Voorhees portrait.
Voorhees, Jennifer
Clara Weisshaar portrait.
Weisshaar, Clara
Samantha Wilkinson portrait.
Wilkinson, Samantha
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Wilson, Paul
Wood, Sue
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Yearsley, Sara

Adeyemi, Isabel

PhD student

Isabel’s PhD uses a mixed-methods research design to develop an intervention to increase physical activity in sedentary adults with multimorbidity. Read more.

PhD study: Designing an intervention to increase physical activity amongst people with physical-mental multimorbidity

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Ahmed, Marta

Senior Administrator

Marta joined the CLAHRC as a Senior Administrator in June 2016. Prior to this role, she was involved in research data management and held research posts on various projects related to migration. As a sociologist, Marta is interested in all aspects of human activity and is committed to providing support to research projects.

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Anselmi, Laura

Research Associate

Laura works on a range of our projects, as well as the introduction of 24/7 healthcare funded by the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research Programme, and a project evaluating the implementation of a pay-for-performance scheme in Tanzania. Read more.

CLAHRC projects: Demonstrators, Pathways

Ashton, Zoe

Facilitator

Zoe joined CLAHRC in May 2016 as a Facilitator having previously worked in Haelo, Salford's innovation and improvement centre. Zoe studied Biomedical Sciences and has worked in various molecular biology roles and as a Medicines Information Officer in the pharmaceutical industry.

CLAHRC projects: Benchmark standards for carer support, MAKIT Better, Scoping end-of-life care in care homes.

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Bailey, Simon

Research Fellow

Simon is a sociologist who trained at the London School of Economics and University of Nottingham, before moving to the Alliance Manchester Business School in 2011, and joining the CLAHRC in 2014. His research interests are in the critical study of management and organisations, and with exploring relations of power, knowledge and subjectivity within public organisations, with a particular focus on healthcare. His work is strongly interdisciplinary, contributing to research in organisation studies, social policy studies, medical sociology, childhood and education. The majority of his work has used ethnographic and narrative methods, and he has achieved substantial public impact through arts-based methods of dissemination. He is a member of the learning & evaluation team within the CLAHRC and is involved in several projects across the primary care and community services theme. Read more.

CLAHRC projects: Demonstrators, Pathways, MAKIT better

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Batistatou, Eva

Research Associate

Prior to joining CLAHRC in 2016, Eva worked (EU-funded) on nuclear epidemiology, exploring the association between circulatory disease and radiation exposure among nuclear workers. During another radiation-related project, she explored the personal exposure levels and variability among MRI staff in UK hospitals and the reported effects on wellbeing. Read more.

CLAHRC projects: Dimbleby, OSCARSS

Bee, Penny

Reader in Health Services Research

Penny is a Reader in Health Services Research based in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work. She contributes to undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters & PhD) learning, particularly in relation to research methods, evidence synthesis methods and online e-learning environments. She is co-lead of the Mental Health Research Group, where her main research interests lie in the development and evaluation of innovative models of mental health service delivery. Read more.

CLAHRC programme: Mental health

Blakeman, Tom

NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care

Tom’s research interests focus on understanding and improving the delivery of care for people with long-term conditions in the primary care setting. Read more.

CLAHRC projects: AHSN kidney health, Bury CKD and hypertension, MAKIT better, Manchester CKD and hypertension, Salford CCG sick day guidance

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Bowen, Audrey

Stroke programme lead and Stroke Association John Marshall Memorial Professor (Psychology)

Audrey leads our stroke programme; her research interests are in stroke rehabilitation, specifically around improving services for people with neuropsychological impairments and communication difficulties. Read more. CLAHRC projects: OSCARSS, Stroke care homes, Stroke outcomes model

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Boaden, Ruth

Director of the NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester and Professor of Service Operations Management

Ruth’s research interests cover a wide range of areas within health services management and focus now on quality and improvement and the use of 'industrial' methods within the NHS, as well as the implementation of new approaches. Ruth has a focus on knowledge transfer arising from high quality research, to ensure that the findings are accessible and applicable to practice. Read more.

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Bresnen, Michael

Professor of Organisation Studies

Mike joined Manchester Business School in January 2009, having previously worked at the Universities of Leicester and Warwick and at Cardiff Business School. He began his career as a Research Fellow at Loughborough University and holds a PhD and a first class degree in Industrial Economics, both from the University of Nottingham. Read more. CLAHRC projects: Neuropathy, REMORA

Brisley, Adam

Research Associate

In 2015, prior to joining the CLAHRC, Adam finished a PhD in Social Anthropology within the School of Social Sciences at The University of Manchester. His thesis was titled ‘Accessing Cancer Care in the Context of a Changing English National Health Service’ and was primarily an ethnographic exploration of patient experiences of cancer care in Greater Manchester in 2011 and 2012. He has also previously worked at the Scottish Government on patient safety and other policy programmes.

CLAHRC projects: MAKIT better, Manchester CKD and hypertension

Brown, Suzanne

PhD student

Suzanne is a qualified nurse, having recently graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Adult Nursing (BNurs). Before starting her PhD she worked in a number of clinical settings caring for dementia patients. She is based at the University of Manchester's School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work and her PhD explores the provision and coordination of dementia services in primary care.

PhD study: Dementia services in primary care

Burey, Lorraine

Project Manager

Lorraine’s background is in district nursing as a specialist practitioner and she has also worked as a utilisation management reviewer for the North West utilisation management team.

CLAHRC projects: AHSN kidney health, Bury CKD and hypertension, MAKIT better, Manchester CKD and hypertension, Salford CCG sick day guidance

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Checkland, Kath

Joint Primary Care Theme Lead and Professor of Health Policy and Primary Care

Kath qualified as a GP in 1991 and still works one day a week in a rural practice in Derbyshire. Her research focuses upon the interaction between health policy and organisations within the health service, with a focus on primary care, and takes a qualitative approach. Read more.

CLAHRC projects: Demonstrators, Devo Manc, Historical policy review - access

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Coleman, Anna

Anna worked as part of the organisations theme within the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre for over 14 years and since 2012 has been part of the Health Policy, Politics and Organisation (HiPPO) Research Group within the Centre for Primary Care at The University of Manchester. Read more.

CLAHRC project: Devo Manc

Coupe, Nia

PhD student

Nia has previous experience of working with the NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester as a researcher on the COINCIDE trial, as well as various other research trials within The University of Manchester.

PhD study: The implementation of a pledge scheme to promote behaviour change in people who are overweight or obese: feasibility and acceptability of implementation in primary care and community settings

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Corgié, Delphine

Project Manager

Delphine joined the NHS in 1992 and has worked across a number of organisations, including The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, the Stroke 90:10 project, NHS QUEST and Haelo. She joined the NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester in 2014.

CLAHRC projects: Benchmark standards for carer support, MAKIT better, Stroke care homes, Stroke outcomes model, THINKphysical, Wound care audit, Wound care decision making, Wound care priority setting, Wound care procurement

Cotterill, Sarah

Research Fellow

Sarah is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Biostatistics, a member of the statistics group at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, an adviser for the NIHR Research Design Service and an academic adviser to the NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester. Sarah's research interests are in research methodology and behaviour change. Read more.

CLAHRC projects: Bury CKD and hypertension, Manchester CKD and hypertension, NDPP, Neuropathy

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Richey, Robby

Robby is a research fellow working with the CLAHRC and the Centre for Epidemiology in implementation research. She has a background in research in the manipulation of children’s medicines, innovative role development, national clinical guideline development and research trial management.

Cullum, Nicky

Community Services Theme Lead and Head of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Most of Nicky’s research is in wound care, where her goal is to work with patients and clinicians to answer important questions about the causes of wounds and effective treatments and, ultimately, to enhance health outcomes. Nicky’s work has mainly been in the area of chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers and leg ulcers; however, acute wounds are increasingly a focus of her work (e.g. surgical wounds healing by secondary intention). Read more.

CLAHRC projects: Wound care audit, Wound care decision making, Wound care priority setting, Wound care procurement

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Diffin, Janet

Research Associate

Janet most recently worked as a research associate on a Dimbleby Cancer Care funded project from 2013-2016 within the University of Manchester's School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work. This was a national project which identified factors associated with the successful implementation of the Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT) intervention in a variety of end-of-life/palliative care services. Janet’s research interests include identifying and supporting the needs of family/informal carers, and all aspects of mental health. Read more.

CLAHRC projects: Dimbleby, End-of-life priority setting, Marie Curie, Online CSNAT, Pathways

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Dixon, Will

Director of the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology, MRC Clinician Scientist & Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist

Will’s research interest is pharmacoepidemiology - estimating the safety of medicines using large population datasets. His current work is focussed on the safety of glucocorticoid therapy in patients with inflammatory rheumatic disease, with previous work reporting on the safety of biologic drugs including anti-TNF therapy. He is interested in improving the quality of data available for research using electronic patient records and electronic reporting of patient-reported information, extending the methodology to analyse and interpret drug safety data from routine clinical practice, and improving the communication of medicines information to patients and clinicians. Read more.

CLAHRC project: REMORA

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Dumville, Jo

Senior Lecturer in Applied Health Research

Jo works as part of a team focused on improving health outcomes for people with complex (chronic) wounds such as leg ulcers, foot ulcers, pressure ulcers (sometimes called bedsores) and open surgical wounds. Read more.

CLAHRC projects: Wound care audit, Wound care decision making, Wound care priority setting, Wound care procurement

Elston, Jemma

Administrator & Communications Officer

Jemma began working for the NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester in March 2015. She has previously worked for the UK Clinical Research Facilities Network.

Elvey, Rebecca

Research Fellow

Rebecca’s research interests centre around understanding professional and patient perspectives on healthcare provision. Her PhD thesis explored practicing pharmacists' views of their own professional identities, as well as how they are seen by doctors, nurses and patients. She has also undertaken research on patient-centred professionalism in pharmacy and on provider and user experiences of different models of self-care support in mental health. Read more

CLAHRC projects: Demonstrators, Salford CCG sick day guidance.

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Gaffney, Sarah

Administration Manager

Sarah began working in administration in 2006 for the Manchester Evening News. Following her graduation from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2010, she joined MeCoBo Ltd, a medical device manufacturer, and held a variety of multifunctional roles over the course of three years. In January 2014 she joined the Institute of Population Health at The University of Manchester as Senior Administrator, before joining the NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester in January 2015 as the Administration Manager.

Gellatly, Judith

Research Fellow/Trial Manager

Judith is a Research Fellow in health services research at The University of Manchester's School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work. She has contributed to research within mental health and long-term health conditions. Her current research interests focus on primary care mental health and include brief psychological interventions for common mental health problems, decision-making in mental health and psychological theories of health behaviour. Judith recently managed a large multi-centre trial exploring the effectiveness and acceptability of two low intensity psychological interventions for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD): computerised cognitive behaviour therapy (CCBT) and guided self-help (GSH). She is currently trial manager of a feasibility study working with the NSPCC to develop a community-based intervention for children who have parents with severe mental illness. She has extensive experience in research ethics. View Judith's University of Manchester research profile.

CLAHRC projects: PROM, Telephone-based CBT

Gray, Trish

Research Fellow

CLAHRC projects: Wound care decision making, Wound care priority setting, Wound care procurement

Grayson, Sarka

Sarka joined the CLAHRC in September 2015 as a Facilitator. Prior to joining the team she worked in Clinical Audit and Quality Improvement at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

CLAHRC projects: Bury CKD and hypertension, Manchester CKD and hypertension, Stroke care homes, Stroke outcomes model

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Grande, Gunn

Professor of Palliative Care

Gunn's research interests include the needs of palliative care patients and their carers within the community, factors contributing to inequity in access to statutory and voluntary cancer and palliative care services, factors enabling death at home, psychosocial support for patients and carers, and caregiver bereavement outcomes. Read more.

CLAHRC projects: Dimbleby, End-of-life priority setting, Macmillan, Marie Curie, My health my community, Online CSNAT, Pathways

Griffiths, Jane

Lecturer

Jane’s research interests are broadly in the fields of community nursing, long-term conditions and palliative care. More specifically, she’s interested in improving staff/patient communication in long-term conditions and palliative care using the SAGE & THYME communication skills model, prognostication at the end-of-life for patients with cancer and treatment decisions of older women with breast cancer. Read more.

Harvey, Gill

Reader in Health Management

Gill has a professional background in nursing and, prior to taking up post at Manchester Business School in August 2003, Gill worked for nine years as the Director of the Royal College of Nursing's Quality Improvement Programme. In this post, she was responsible for leading the RCN's work on clinical guidelines, audit, clinical governance and healthcare quality improvement and was involved in a wide range of educational, research, development and policy-focused activities. Gill's own research interests are particularly focused on knowledge translation and utilisation and facilitating improvement in healthcare. Read more.

CLAHRC projects: Bury CKD and hypertension, Manchester CKD and hypertension

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Hegarty, Janet

Clinical lead, kidney health programme

Janet is a consultant in kidney medicine at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust where she is the clinical lead for haemodialysis and the renal department’s quality improvement lead. She directed our chronic kidney disease (CKD) care programme 2008-13, which delivered four projects in Greater Manchester primary care trusts (later clinical commissioning groups - CCGs), working with 49 practices covering over 10,000 patients with CKD to improve their identification and care. In her role as clinical lead for the kidney health programme, Janet is responsible for spreading learning to additional CCGs and diversifying the programme to address problems caused by acute kidney injury.

CLAHRC projects: AHSN kidney health, Bury CKD and hypertension, MAKIT better, Manchester CKD and hypertension, Salford CCG sick day guidance

Hodgson, Damian

Joint Primary Care Theme Lead and Professor of Organisational Analysis at Manchester Business Schoo

Damian’s research centres on issues of power, knowledge, identity and control in complex organisations and the management of experts/professionals. Over the last decade, he has devoted much of his efforts to the study of innovative forms of control over knowledge workers and professionals, across various sectors. Read more.

CLAHRC projects: AHSN kidney health, Bury CKD and hypertension, Demonstrators, GP access fund evaluation, MAKIT better, Manchester CKD and hypertension, Pathways, Salford CCG sick day guidance

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Howard, Susan

Programme Manager

Before joining the NIHR CLAHRC in May 2014, Sue worked at the Universities of both Manchester and Liverpool, conducting translational research as a postdoc and subsequently in an academic/managerial fusion role. Prior to that she was a state registered clinical scientist for a specialist NHS service.

CLAHRC projects: AHSN kidney health, Bury CKD and hypertension, MAKIT better, Manchester CKD and hypertension, Neuropathy, REMORA, Salford CCG sick day guidance

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Humphreys, John

Project Manager

After graduating from the University of Hull in 2005, John worked for Humberside Police in three different roles. He moved to Manchester in January 2010 and joined the NIHR CLAHRC as a Knowledge Transfer Associate. He facilitated the delivery of projects on chronic kidney disease, heart failure and impaired glucose tolerance, all primarily in the Wigan area. He also played a key role in the development of IMPAKT™. CLAHRC projects: AHSN kidney health, Macmillan, Pathways, REMORA

Hunt, Carianne

Research Fellow

Carrie leads our programme of staff capacity development, focused on non-research capacity development. She has led on quality improvement programmes, research and evaluation studies in the quality improvement team at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Business School and the Modernisation Agency (Department of Health). Carrie has a PhD in Organisational Psychology and a Masters in Health Research. Read more.

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Kislov, Roman

Research Fellow

Roman conducts research on the processes and practices of knowledge mobilisation and coordinates the development of evaluation and learning within the NIHR CLAHRC. After qualifying in medicine in 2003, Roman worked as a doctor for a gold mining company in Central Asia for four years, combining clinical work with a senior managerial post. He holds an MSc in Healthcare Management and a PhD in Business and Management (both from Manchester Business School). Roman's doctoral thesis explored multiprofessional and multi-organisational communities of practice emerging in the process of healthcare collaboration. Read more.

CLAHRC projects: AHSN kidney health, Longitudinal study of leadership

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Knowles, Sarah

Research Fellow

Sarah is a health services researcher with expertise in qualitative methods, evaluation of novel interventions, implementation research, evidence synthesis and trial delivery and design. She has worked on projects for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Medical Research Council and the Economic & Social Research Council. She previously held an NIHR School for Primary Care Research Fellowship before joining CLAHRC Greater Manchester in 2015. She is a specialist advisor on patient involvement across Greater Manchester as part of the NIHR Research Design Service. Sarah blogs for The Mental Elf Website and tweets @dr_know. Read more and see Sarah's publications.

CLAHRC projects: GP access fund evaluation, National Diabetes Prevention Programme, Telephone-based CBT

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Lavallee, Jacqueline

PhD student

Jacqueline Lavallee is a trainee health psychologist who joined our wound care programme in September 2014. She is based at The University of Manchester’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.

PhD study: Preventing pressure ulcers in nursing homes

Longley, Verity

PhD student

Verity is a qualified Occupational Therapist (OT). Before starting her PhD she worked as an OT in an acute hospital, and previously worked as a research associate on a number of stroke-related research projects.

PhD study: Understanding the needs of people with vascular dementia following stroke

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Lorne, Colin

Research Fellow

Colin is a geographer who completed his PhD and undergraduate Masters at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham. Colin joined the Alliance Manchester Business School and CLAHRC in 2015. Prior to this, Colin worked with the University of Bristol/Department for Communities and Local Government organising an ESRC-seminar series on Ways of Neighbourhood Working and Knowing, and as a Research Associate on an AHRC-funded Connected Communities project MapLocal at Birmingham, both of which were situated in the context of Localism. Colin has a long-standing interest in interdisciplinary working with research interests in: change and continuity in ways of working; spatial theory and reconceptualising place; cities, architecture and urban governance; and innovative qualitative research methods.

CLAHRC project: Devo Manc

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Lovell, Karina

Patient-Centred Care Theme Lead and Professor of Mental Health

Karina’s main research interests are a) the development, evaluation and testing of new accessible, effective and acceptable ways of delivering psychological interventions for common mental health problems, and b) developing, testing and evaluating innovative approaches to service delivery and organisation of primary mental health care. Read more.

CLAHRC projects: CCBT, COINCIDE 24, COINCIDE roll-out, Physical health and SMI, PROM, Qatar training, Telephone-based CBT, THINKphysical

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Luker, Karen

Deputy Director of the NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester and QNI Professor of Community Nursing

Long-term health problems (including cancer) cause a great deal of disability and Karen’s research focuses on the daily living experiences of people in this situation. Read more.

Mathieson, Amy

PhD student

Amy is a health service researcher with a sociology background. Prior to starting her PhD, Amy worked at the University of Manchester as a Research Assistant with the NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester and the NIHR Greater Manchester Primary Care Patient Safety Translational Research Centre.

PhD study: Supporting family carers in providing home-based palliative care: an implementation project

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Martindale, Anne-Marie

Research Associate

Anne-Marie is a health anthropologist and qualitative researcher who is experienced in policy analysis/evaluation, research design, qualitative theories, methodologies and analysis, report writing and dissemination, including media outputs. Read more.

CLAHRC project: Salford CCG sick day guidance

McAvoy, Aneela

Facilitator

Aneela has worked within the NHS since 2007, delivering a number of public health and health education roles. Her interest in improving patient care drew her attention to the CLAHRC and she joined us as a facilitator in October 2015. CLAHRC projects: CATFISH, Salford CCG sick day guidance, Wound care audit, Wound care decision making, Wound care priority setting, Wound care procurement

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Mcbride, Anne

Senior Lecturer in Employment Studies

Anne's previous employment experience includes research and teaching at the Centre for Health Planning and Management, Keele University and, more recently, within the Industrial Relations Research Unit, Warwick Business School. Anne is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the British Universities Industrial Relations Association. Read more.

CLAHRC project: Demonstrators

McDonald, Ruth

Professor of Health Science Research and Policy

Ruth is a political science graduate and a former NHS hospital finance director. In 2007/8 she spent a year at the University of California, Berkeley as a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, comparing pay for performance programmes in the UK and California. She has also held posts at the Universities of Warwick, Nottingham, Liverpool and Leeds and is a member of the executive committee of the European Sociological Association. Read more.

CLAHRC projects: Devo Manc, Neuropathy

Mellor, Peter

Project Manager

Whilst studying cognitive neuroscience and psychology at the University of Manchester, Pete developed an interest in healthcare and disease, focusing his final year dissertation around sleep disorders and the mechanisms of ischaemic stroke. It was this interest in healthcare that drew his attention to the NIHR CLAHRC; the opportunity to work closely with the NHS and other health and social care organisations in Manchester has broadened his interest in a wide range of conditions, treatments, services and what can be done to make improvements across these fields. CLAHRC projects: Dimbleby, End-of-life priority setting, Macmillan, Marie Curie, My health my community, Pathways, Wound care audit

Morley, Jane

Senior Research Finance/Administration Officer

Jane’s role involved monitoring the budget closely, producing reports and forecasts, working on providing costings for new and existing staff, ensuring that changes to time commitments/credit share are reflected in the budget and all interested parties are informed, and generally dealing with anything finance-related. Jane also supports the core admin team with general administrative tasks – largely finance-related – as necessary.

Nelson, Pauline

Research Fellow

Pauline joined CLAHRC in September 2016 as a Research Fellow in the organising healthcare programme. She is a qualitative researcher with a long history of contributing to the development of qualitative research methods in the fields of medicine and dentistry and is currently co-ordinating process evaluations of new models of care, including those aiming to extend access to general practice. Her PhD, funded by the Medical Research Council, explored treatment experiences for congenital facial conditions. Since 2015 she has held the post of Section Editor (Qualitative Research) at the British Journal of Dermatology and she is also Co-Investigator on the BRISC (Building Resilience In young people with Skin Conditions) RfPB study.

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O’Donnell, Caroline

Information Analyst

Caroline joined the NIHR CLAHRC team in March 2013 to provide analytical and system implementation support across all themes and for the organisation at large. Caroline has spent over a decade as an analyst and systems developer in the private sector.

CLAHRC projects: Bury CKD and hypertension, Manchester CKD and hypertension, Pathways, Stroke care homes, Stroke outcomes model, Wound care audit

Patchick, Emma

Research Associate

Emma will be carrying out a range of research roles, including designing research projects and contributing to research funding applications, collecting and analysing data and writing up results. Ultimately, Emma wants to be involved with and lead on research that has the potential to make a real difference to the quality of life of people with stroke.

CLAHRC projects: Stroke care homes, Stroke outcomes model

Richardson, Mandy

Personal Assistant to the executive team

Mandy is our longest serving member of administrative support staff, having worked as an administrator during the first round of NIHR CLAHRC funding (and as an administrator in the NHS since 1995). She now work as PA to the executive team and is responsible for keeping them in order so that they know where they’re going, who they're meeting and what they’re doing!

Ross, Natalie

Research Associate

Natalie is a social geographer with a background in environmental policy making and parliamentary practice. Her expertise on the social and cultural aspects of fisheries stem from collaborative research with the Scottish Government and with Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). Natalie joined CLAHRC Greater Manchester in 2016, bringing methodological interests in ethnography, grounded theory and action research, to evaluate the organisation of primary care in Greater Manchester.

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Rossi, Yvonne

Senior Administrator

Yvonne was appointed as Senior Administrator in July 2014. Her role is to provide business administrative support to the executive team and across the whole of the NIHR CLAHRC. Yvonne joined the NIHR CLAHRC in 2012 as a Research Secretary on the BRIGHT (Bringing Information and Guided Help Together) trial, one of the projects within the people with long-term conditions research theme. She was previously employed at BAE Systems as a Business Support Administrator/Executive Secretary.

Rothwell, Katy

Programme Manager

Katy’s experience and interest covers a wide range of areas including clinical and health service research and evaluation, implementation research and health service management. Prior to her current post, Katy worked as a Knowledge Transfer Associate and was principally involved in projects related to stroke, hypertension and heart failure, including leading on the development and implementation of the Greater Manchester Stroke Assessment Tool (GM-SAT) which is now nationally-recognised and used extensively across the country to deliver post-stroke reviews for stroke survivors and their carers. CLAHRC projects: Demonstrator, Devo Manc, GP access fund evaluation, Historical policy review - access, Stroke care homes, Stroke outcomes model, Wound care audit, Wound care decision making, Wound care priority setting, Wound care procurement

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Russell, Wanda

CLAHRC project: Wound care audit

Rycroft-Malone, Jo

Professor of Implementation

Jo’s particular interests and expertise lie in knowledge translation research, including how and why evidence or knowledge do or do not get used in practice. She is currently responsible for leading the strategic direction and development of a knowledge translation research programme and for developing capability and capacity in the field. Read more.

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Sanders, Caroline

Research Fellow

Much of Caroline's work is focused on illness experience, self-care and meeting healthcare needs for those with long-term conditions and carers. She has expertise in qualitative research methods and her recent work has been informed by sociological perspectives on ageing, chronic illness and disability. She also has a particular interest in ehealth, especially the benefits and problems associated with telehealth and telecare services, and the challenges of ensuring such technologies are workable in real life settings. Read more.

CLAHRC project: REMORA

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Sanderson-Shortt, Kevin

Project Manager

After obtaining an MSc in Psychological Research Methods and Statistics in 1998 from the University of Stirling, Kevin taught applied psychology, research methods and statistics at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). He then worked for Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust where he designed and implemented a learning and development strategy for substance misuse services across Cheshire and Wirral. Alongside these roles he also spent several years teaching counselling skills to returning learners in Liverpool. He then returned to LJMU and worked on several multi-agency alcohol-related research projects at the Centre for Public Health. Immediately prior to joining CLAHRC Greater Manchester in August 2016 Kevin was the Research Officer for the Greater Manchester Public Health Network which provided support to the Greater Manchester Directors of Public Health.

Simpson, Julian

Research Associate

Julian’s research interests lie in oral history, the policy implications of historical research, the recent history of the NHS, the history of migration (in particular medical migration) and imperial history. Read more.

CLAHRC project: Historical policy review - access

Soiland-Reyes, Claudia

Facilitator

Claudia is from Mexico where she completed a first degree in actuarial sciences. Having been attracted by the application of mathematical models to tackle real life problems, she came to the UK to pursue an MPhil in operations research. Following a career in academia and the private sector – where she devised processes for fleet management in the credit hire industry and worked in a business change department – Claudia joined the NIHR CLAHRC in 2013.

CLAHRC projects: AHSN kidney health, My health my community, Neuropathy, Online CSNAT

Spence, Michael

Programme Manager

After leaving the University of Manchester in 2006, Mike joined a graduate management scheme in the private sector, where he took up a number of managerial and business development positions across the North of England. He left to join the NIHR CLAHRC in February 2009 as Knowledge Transfer Associate (KTA) because he was keen to develop a more academic focus to his professional career. Since January 2014 Mike has been working as a Programme Manager across the end-of-life and mental health programmes of work.

CLAHRC projects: Benchmark standards for carer support, CCBT, COINCIDE 24, COINCIDE roll-out, Dimbleby, End-of-life priority setting, Macmillan, Marie Curie, My health my community, NDPP, Online CSNAT, Pathways, Physical health and SMI, PROM, Qatar training, Telephone-based CBT, Scoping end-of-life care in care homes, THINKphysical

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Spencer, Karen

Research Associate

Since completing her PhD at The University of Manchester at the end of 2009, Karen has worked on a number of health service research projects within both primary and secondary care. She had previously completed a Masters in Applied Social Research at The University of Manchester and a BSc (hons) (1st class) in Health Sciences at the University of Salford. Karen's research interests are in qualitative research methods, patient and public engagement, satisfaction in healthcare, mHealth and improving access to health care, and improved collaboration between patients and researchers utilising health informatics. Karen also has an interest in strategies to improve recruitment and retention in randomised controlled trials. Read more.

CLAHRC project: Benchmark standards for carer support

Spencer, Rebecca

Project Manager

Rebecca has worked in NHS research since 2006 in management, governance and researcher roles. Prior to this, she was a social worker working with adults and older people. Rebecca is keen to focus on the delivery of research into practice with key academic, healthcare, patient and carer partners to greatly shorten the timespan for patients and carers to realise the benefits of research. CLAHRC projects: Dimbleby Cancer Care, End-of-life priority setting, Neuropathy, Improving leg ulcer management and DEPEND

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Stokes, Cathie

Corporate Services Manager

Cathie is responsible for the oversight and development of effective corporate governance systems to enable the smooth running of the NIHR CLAHRC. She has over 18 years experience of working in the NHS, having first started work on a general practice total purchasing project (the pre-cursor to primary care groups), then on a community health council, and finally at the Greater Manchester Research Ethics Committee office managing 18 members of staff and 11 committees.

Sutton, Matt

Professor of Health Economics

Matt is the Centre Lead for the Manchester Centre for Health Economics, the Deputy Director of the Institute of Population Health and the Theme Lead for the Faculty Cross-Cutting Theme on Health and Social Inequalities. He is also Visiting Professor at Aberdeen University's Health Economics Research Unit. Read more. CLAHRC projects: Demonstrators, Devo Manc

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Talbot, Sandra

Communication and Events Administrator

Sandra started her career with Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust over 18 years ago as a Diabetes Health Care Assistant working in a clinical environment. Sandra’s background was administration; when the opportunity arose her role gradually developed into an administrative one culminating into a role as the PA for the North West Diabetes Research Network. In April 2014 when the networks changed she joined CROps – the Clinical Research Operations R&D team as Senior Research Administrator.

Thomas, Joanne

Engagement and Networks Manager

As part of the executive and senior leadership teams, Joanne is responsible for the management of relationships with all our stakeholders and for the management of our enabling networks which cut across the whole programme and address patient and public involvement, cross-programme research, communications and media, and capacity building in research and implementation.

Tyrrell, Pippa

Professor of Stroke Medicine

Pippa is Professor of Stroke Medicine and an Honorary Consultant in Stroke Medicine at the Comprehensive Stroke Centre at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Her research interests include translational studies of immunomodulation after acute ischaemic stroke and subarachnoid haemorrhage, studies in stroke rehabilitation and implementation studies in stroke. Read more.

CLAHRC projects: Stroke care homes, Stroke outcomes model

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Voorhees, Jennifer

PhD student

Jennifer is a GP from the United States who has previous experience researching access to primary care within a community. Jennifer moved to the UK in the summer of 2014 to join our primary care theme and is based at The University of Manchester’s Centre for Primary Care. She is currently working on a PhD looking at access to primary care. Read more. CLAHRC projects: Demonstrators, Historical policy review - access PhD study: Access to primary care

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Weisshaar, Clara

Research Associate

Prior to joining CLAHRC in 2016, Clara completed her PhD at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) within the Alliance Manchester Business School. Her research interests include innovation, institutional theory and organisations with a particular focus on public organisations and healthcare. Prior to her doctoral research, Clara worked as a Junior Consultant for a science and technology innovation consultancy in Daresbury, working closely with small and medium enterprises to advise on and prepare the introduction of new technologies in science and technology sectors.

CLAHRC projects: MAKIT better

Wilkinson, Samantha

Administrator

Sam was appointed as Administrator in May 2015 to cover maternity leave. Her role is to provide administrative support to the research teams across all projects and cover the support of the PA to the Director and senior leadership team when needed. She was previously employed in the medical records department at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust for 9 years since leaving college. She did a variety of clerking and administrative roles, gradually building her way up to Administrator and PA to the Senior Manager for the department.

Wilson, Paul

Research Fellow

Paul’s research interests centre around the use of research evidence to inform health policy and practice, evidence synthesis, dissemination and knowledge transfer, implementation research methods and mass media reporting of health research. Read more.

CLAHRC projects: AHSN kidney health, Bury CKD and hypertension, MAKIT better, Manchester CKD and hypertension, Online CSNAT, Salford CCG sick day guidance, Telephone-based CBT, Wound care audit, Wound care decision making, Wound care priority setting, Wound care procurement

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Wood, Sue

Operations and Projects Manager

Sue works as part of the senior leadership team and has responsibility for overall operational management of the NIHR CLAHRC projects. She is a qualified nurse and specialised in old age medicine before becoming interested in vascular health. Sue has worked as a research nurse and a hypertension specialist nurse in the diabetes clinic at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust before becoming a diabetes specialist nurse with an interest in kidney health. In 2006 Sue joined the NIHR North West Diabetes Research Network as the Network Manager, working across the North West region to deliver high quality research in line with the NIHR national portfolio. She also led the patient and public involvement strategy for the network and is still an active member of the North West People in Research Forum events working group.

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Woodhouse, Amy

Administrator

After graduating with a degree in Linguistics in 1998, Amy worked in administrative roles for both Norwich Union and John Lewis. In 2004 Amy joined Norfolk Constabulary where she worked in a range of departments including Occupational Health, Intelligence and Research. In 2013 she moved to Manchester where she began working at the University Hospital of South Manchester and worked as a ward clerk, administrator and healthcare assistant. Amy has recently completed a diploma in Health Sciences at the University of Manchester.

Woodward-Nutt, Kate

Project Manager

Kate has had a varied career, working as an Occupational Therapist specialising in the rehabilitation of people who had sustained brain injury for over 20 years, before moving into NHS service management. In 2012 she moved into an academic setting, working with researchers on a range of stroke rehabilitation research studies. Kate joined CLAHRC in 2016.

CLAHRC projects: OSCARSS, Stroke care homes

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Yearsley, Sara

PhD student

Sara is a registered nurse with experience of working for the NHS in an acute care environment and as a district nurse. Sara is based in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Manchester and her PhD explores the support needs of home-based family carers of people living with dementia towards the end-of-life.

PhD study: Supporting family carers of people with dementia towards the end-of-life

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