Professor Robert has research interests around frameworks and methods to address organisational design and development challenges facing the NHS; evaluating quality and knowledge management initiatives. He is a co-applicant on our project working with NHS Boards on Quality Improvement – Implementation and evaluation of a research-based guide for NHS boards to develop their quality improvement (QI) strategies (iQUASER)
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.
Prof Rob Horne founded the Centre for Behavioural Medicine at the UCL School of Pharmacy in 2006 and has developed a range of valid and reliable tools to assess patient perspectives of illness and treatments. Over the past decade, his research has generated over 140 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and research grants over £10M (as PI and co-applicant). Rob was designated a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 2010 and was appointed a NIHR Senior Investigator in 2011. In 2012 he was appointed as UCL’s academic lead for the Centre for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical Innovation (CASMI), a joint undertaking with the University of Oxford. In 2005/6 he led a scoping exercise commissioned by the NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) Programme to produce a conceptual map of compliance, adherence and concordance and to identify priorities for future research. This work formed the basis for the NICE Medicine Adherence Guidelines which he co-authored in 2009. He has also advised the European Parliament, MRC, DoH, NHS and the WHO.
Stephanie Taylor is Professor in Public Health and Primary Care. Her research interests include complex interventions, chronic disease management and the self management of chronic conditions.
She has led a number of systematic reviews of quantitative research evidence and is currently involved in a number of clinical trials of complex interventions in the community. She is principal investigator on an NIHR programme grant looking at a novel self management intervention for chronic musculoskeletal pain (COPERS), and co investigator on a large study of the effect of promoting physical activity on depression amongst residents in residential and nursing homes (OPERA).
Stephanie sits on the NICE Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee. She is an expert advisor on self care of non-communicable diseases to the World Health Organisation.
Chiara De Poli is a Research Assistant, pursuing research on health service management. She holds an MSc in Public Management and a BSc in Public Management from Bocconi University, in Milan. Before joining LSE in 2011, Chiara worked in the field of evaluating EU co-funded programmes, both within academia and for a consulting firm in Italy.
Gwyn Bevan is Professor of Policy Analysis and, from 2011 to 2013 was head of the Department of Management, at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has worked as an academic at Warwick Business School and St Thomas’ Hospital and Bristol Medical Schools. He has also worked in industry, consulting, the Treasury, and for the Commission for Health Improvement (2001 to 2003), where he was Director of the Office for Information on Healthcare Performance.
I lead a research team investigating the drivers of long-run improvements in longevity and, particularly, socioeconomic inequalities in morbidity and mortality trends and projections.
Since 2009, my research at UCL has been supported by Legal and General Assurance Society where I am Principal Scientist (Epidemiology) in the Longevity Science Team. Uniquely within the pensions industry, this is a successful example of an embedded industry/academia collaboration to support independent research which is both scientifically novel and of practical relevance to the industry.
Before joining UCL, I was in a senior civil servant at the Office for National Statistics (Deputy Director, Social and Healthcare Analysis); the Chair of Eurostat’s ‘Partnership in Health’ programme; and a Consultant Advisor to the Department of Health’s health survey programme. I began my career as a health analyst at the Department of Primary Care, Imperial College London after completing my PhD in SOAS (University of London).
Myra Bluebond-Langner is Professor and True Colours Chair in Palliative Care for Children and Young People at University College London, Institute of Child Health. In this capacity she also heads the Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care – an academic and clinical partnership involving the Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. She is also Board of Governors’ Professor of Anthropology and founder and former director of the Rutgers University Center for Children and Childhood Studies.
Emma is the programme manager for the national i-THRIVE programme and is responsible for ensuring delivery of all work streams within the programme including the i-THRIVE Academy, the Community of Practice, i-THRIVE Illustrated, the Implementation Toolkit and i-THRIVE Evaluation. She also supports the funded project teams, helping to ensure that the projects are delivered in line with funder expectations.
Emma has experience of designing, delivering and managing service improvement and transformation across local government and the charity sector. Whilst at the Local Government Association she led on a number of strategic national capacity building programmes in collaboration with the Cabinet Office, the District Councils Network and the Office for Public Scrutiny to enable sharing of services between different tiers of local government.
Fiona worked as a registered nurse in elderly care and palliative care settings and went on to complete a BA (Hons) in Social Policy and a MA in Public Policy and Administration. After conducting research on assessing outcomes of palliative care at Kings College London, Fiona completed her PhD in Politics/Health Sciences at the University of York.
Fiona has joined the North Thames CLAHRC this year after working as a Research Fellow in the Social Policy Research Unit, University of York since 2006, where she undertook complex evaluations of systems, services and interventions across health and social care settings using qualitative and mixed-methods approaches.