CLAHRC researcher Dr Victoria Wood is among those presenting at an upcoming conference on “nurse specialing” – the continuous presence of a member of the nursing team for a single patient. Registration is now open for the event on Friday February 9th, hosted by our partners at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Some patients admitted to hospitals may have increased confusion, delirium, and dementia or be at risk of harm from falling or leaving the ward unsafely. Other patients may present with mental health needs that require additional therapeutic care to support and maintain safety of the patient and staff and reduce risk while in hospital.
Dr Wood is one of our Embedded Research Team (ERT) based within UCLH. The ERT works closely with staff and leaders across the Trust to improve patient care and provide research evidence that staff and management can use when planning and designing services. Victoria carried out a Rapid Appraisal study of Specialling and Nurse Specials and will share her learning about the appraisal, and speak about demystifying research for NHS staff.
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.
Luca is an Operational Researcher and member of the Embedded Research Team based at UCLH
Victoria has a background in Social and Medical Anthropology. Prior to joining the Department of Applied Health Research at UCL Victoria held research posts at both Durham University and Newcastle University.
Victoria works on a number of different projects as a member of the Embedded Research Team at UCL and UCLH. Projects include a scoping review and Rapid Appraisal study of Specialling and Nurse Specials, ED crowding study, a Ward Accreditation study, and an advisory role on the qualitative arm of a pilot project on complex pain.
Cecilia is a medical anthropologist and member of the UCLH Embedded Research Team
She is currently working on the following projects:
The UCLH Exemplar Ward Programme: A process evaluation
Overcrowding in the UCLH Emergency Department
Nick is a Health Economist and member of the multi-discplinary Embedded Research Team at UCLH
Sonya is an Operational Researcher and member of an Embedded Research Team (ERT) based at UCLH
Antonio holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Research Methods and Implementation in Psychology and Health, both from the University of Granada, Spain. He has also been awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Granada, for his work in the Andalusian School of Public Health. During this time, he was part of several research projects, mostly focused on health inequalities and health systems, prior to joining UCL. Antonio has particular interest in research methods in health, mostly systematic reviews and meta-analysis.
Elena is a Senior Health Economics. She holds a PhD in Economics and Management from Padua University, a Master degree in Economics and Management of Health Care Services from Ferrara University and a first degree in Economics from Padua University.
Prior to coming to UCL she was a Research Associate at the Imperial College Business School, working on the economic evaluation of the Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Northwest London.
She previously held a research post at the Department of Economics, Ferrara University, where she collaborated to a multi-year research project and undertook an economic evaluation of a Regional Colorectal Cancer Screening Program.