Helen is a consultant in public health medicine and a health services researcher. She is a member of the CLAHRC research partnership team, and Deputy Director of the CLAHRC Academy. Her research uses qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate health care and public health services.
Victoria is the CLAHRC Academy Lecturer. She’s an applied health researcher, with a special interest in qualitative methods. Her research area is sexual and reproductive health and her most recent project examined barriers to the uptake of intrauterine contraception in general practice.
Emma Dunphy is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with a particular interest in rehabilitation of sports injuries. Emma’s current role is at Homerton University Hospital Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine Clinic. During her year with us Emma developed content for an existing website and tested this web-based intervention to support patients in rehabilitation who wanted more independence and better information.
Read Emma’s reflections on her year with us and how her time with the CLAHRC influenced her practise.
Pinkie Chambers is a senior pharmacist with over 10 years experience within both UCLH and The London Cancer network. Her ultimate vision is to improve patient experience and outcomes for those receiving chemotherapy, through applied health research. Pinkie has used her patient facing role to guide and prioritise research projects, collaborating with universities and industry. The resultant effect of the research has been changes in guidelines and pathways both locally and internationally.
Her project is to re- design the current chemotherapy pathway to reduce the overall side effects of chemotherapy treatment. The year will be spent developing a PhD project to explore one element of the novel pathway.
Pinkie is Joint Chair of the London Cancer Chemotherapy Expert Reference Group which aims to develop chemotherapy services and re-shape the chemotherapy pathway.
Read Pinkie’s reflections on her year with us and the challenge of juggling clinical and research commitments
Anna is an NIHR funded PhD student evaluating the implementation of a primary care domestic violence training programme. Anna’s work relates to our Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS): Improving the response to domestic violence and abuse project.
She has an interest in translational research, qualitative methods, gender, health inequalities and participatory approaches to research.
Nehla is aligned to our Systems and Models theme. Her PhD is entitled Developing Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in Large-Scale Change. The research will use qualitative methods to identify ways to improve processes to involve patients and the public in decisions about major service change and to evaluate the effectiveness of PPI in the context of large-scale change.
Emma trained as an ICU nurse, then became a research nurse before moving to industry. She has 10 years of experience as a project manager of regulatory and marketing clinical research primarily in the field of invasive/implantable devices and has worked for companies based both in Europe and the US. She holds a MSc in Research Methods. Before joining the CLAHRC Emma worked for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Kings Health Partners to establish a research team for the Chronic Pain Service.
Sophie is based at the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Services Development. Her PhD is focusing on Effective patient-clinician interaction to improve treatment outcomes for patients with psychosis
Sarah’s PhD is investigating quality of life for people with dementia in a care home setting, by comparing and exploring the perspectives of paid staff, family relatives and people with dementia.