Trish is an internationally recognised academic in primary health care and a non-principal general practitioner in north London. She joined Barts and the London Medical School in April 2010 to set up the Healthcare Innovation and Policy Unit within the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health. She gained her first degree in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University in 1980 and qualified in Medicine from Oxford University in 1983. She began her research career in laboratory science but retrained as a GP and worked at UCL for many years before transferring to Barts.
Her many awards and prizes include Order of the British Empire for Services to Medicine, National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator Award, Royal College of General Practitioners Research Paper of the Year Award (twice) and European Health Management Association Baxter Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Research in Healthcare Management (twice).
Trish has an active PhD programme and would welcome applications from prospective PhD or MD students in health services research or medical sociology in the above fields.
Primary health care, new technologies, service innovation, policy, methodological and theoretical work
Joint Programme Director (with Prof Pollock), International MSc Programme in Primary Health Care, Global Health and Public Health
Topics for PhD supervision:
Qualitative and mixed-method studies relevant to primary health care, health service innovation, new technologies. Methodological and theoretical work which links with research interests listed above.
Gemma Hughes (2012) - Integrated Care
H McMullen (2012-) Explaining the uptake of HIV screening using the diffusion of innovations model
N Fahy (2012-) Extending diffusion of innovations model for health policy
J Russell (2011-) Exploring the postcode lottery
J Reid (2011- ) The WHO Patient Safety Checklist
D Eby (2007- ) A mixed method exploration of the role of the nurse practitioner in Canadian healthcare
Past (all students completed within time period and passed with no or minor corrections):
D Noble (2010-12) Risk scores for diabetes: exploring the dataset of EMIS web
D Swinglehurst (2008-11) The electronic medical record as technology in practice
U Vuttanont (2003-9) Sexual health education policy in Chaing Mei, Thailand
G Parkes (2004-8) Does communicating lung age to smokers affect quit rate? A randomised controlled trial
G Wong (2005-8) A realist review of the impact of the Internet on learning in doctors and medical students
C Chan (2003-8) Toddler obesity in Chinese immigrants to Hong Kong: a multi-level, mixed method study
S Shaw (2003-6) Out of Utopia: The (re)production of primary care research policy
External appointments include:
- Research Excellence Framework Main Panel for Medicine (Deputy Chair)
- Medical Research Council Committee on Good Research Practice
- World Health Organisation Expert Advisory Panels on Clinical Practice Guidelines and Research Methods and Ethics
- RAND/IHI International Working Group on Patient Safety.
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