Minimisation of Sedation in Intensive Care Patients. February 2020 - January 2021, Barts Charity. Professor Leanne Aitken - £49,728.03
Improving cognitive health in patients after cardiac surgery. October 2019 - September 2022, Barts Charity. Tracey Bowden - £279,911.99
BREEZE IPF. July 2019 - September 2020, NIHR The Secretary of State for Health. Dr Judith Dyson - £9793.00
Barts Service Evaluation. July 2019 - June 2020, Barts Health NHS Trust. Judy Brook - £ 249,54.00
ROYAL MARSDEN II. July 2019 - June 2016, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Charitini Stavropoulou - £189,588.00
App evaluation for UCLP. June 2019 - October 2019, UCL Partners. Dr Eamonn McKeown - £21,359.71
Psy-technologies as global assemblage: histories and social lives of quantification and digitisation in three former countries of the British Empire. February 2019 - June 2019, British Academy. Dr China Mills - £22,467.78
Evaluating the national social health protection scheme in India. October 2018 - March 2020, GIZ Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH. Dr Divya Parmar - £44,196.00
Developing a complex intervention for deteriorating patients using a causal modelling approach. May 2018 - April 2022, NIHR the Secretary of State for Health. Mr Duncan Smith - £342,158.91
Alpha 2 agonists for sedation to produce better outcomes from critical illness (A to B trial). April 2018 - December 2021, NIHR the Secretary of State for Health. Professor Leanne Aitken - £150,188.18
PEACH Study: Professor Julienne Meyer - £16,608.
(IMPULSE) Implementation of an effective and cost-effective intervention for patients with psychotic disorders in low and middle income countries in South Eastern Europe: Professor Jill Francis - £134,170.19
Developing theory based interventions to minimise drop-out in random trials. August 2017 - September 2019 Chief Scientist Office. Professor Jill Francis - £1773.60
Staffing matters: a mixed methods study to explore, model and understand the relationship between care staffing and quality: Professor Julienne Meyer - £18,071.
Optimising the outputs of National Clinical audits to support organisations to improve the quality of care and clinical outcomes: Professor Jill Francis - £320,149.
A pilot study of the S-MAP (Solutions for Medication Adherence Problems) intervention in older adults prescribed polypharmacy in primary care: Professor Jill Francis - £141,105.
SCENE: Improving quality of life and health outcomes of patients with psychosis through a new structured intervention for expanding social networks: Professor Jill Francis - £22,975.00.
Understanding and improving antimicrobial prescribing in care homes: a multidisciplinary approach: Professor Jill Francis - £176,525.
The Tower Hamlets School nurse programme for improving the emotional wellbeing of children and young people: Stephen Abbott - £27,659.
An RCT of a patient-initiated botulinum toxin treatment model for blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm compared to standard care: Dr Sadie Wickwar - £32,061.
ACT-at-Scale: Professor Stanton Newman - £53,203.
Assessment of a web-based tool for parents of children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis coupled with standard care versus standard care alone: A randomised controlled trial: Professor Stanton Newman - £335,380.
Chemotherapy induced cognitive changes in colorectal cancer patients: Dr Catherine Hurt – £350,000.
Managing agitation and raising quality of life. A project to improve quality of life in people with moderate or severe dementia. March 2014 - February 2019. ESRC Economic and Social Research Council. Dr Juanita Hoe - £6816.80.
AFFINITE: The development and evaluation of enhanced audit and feedback interventions to increase the uptake of evidence-based transfusion practice: Professor Jill Francis - £418,580.
ATTILA trial: Assistive Technology and Telecare to maintain Independent Living At Home for people with dementia: Professor Stanton Newman - £45,273.
Group Lead: Dr Jessie Cooper
The group comprises researchers from the social science disciplines including: medical sociology and anthropology, critical social policy, social and health psychology, economics, management and organisation studies. We are engaged in work that critically explores the interfaces around: healthcare policy and practice; patient and health professional experience; and the development and use of medical and healthcare tools and technologies (which includes high technology developments, as well as more ‘everyday’ technologies, such as diagnostic algorithms, protocols and patient pathways). Underpinning many of the studies in this area is the importance of understanding how such issues are shaped by various socio-cultural, political, economic and historical contexts and how these, in turn, construct the ways in which we can know and engage with developments in healthcare and technology.
Some examples of research from our group:
China Mills has been Principal Investigator on two consecutive British Academy grants researching global knowledge production and global standardisation in mental health, with a focus on the World Health Organisation's mhGAP Intervention Guide. The research looks at the social life of global tools, and the ways they 'do' mental health in diverse contexts around the world, including their appropriation, adaption and resistance.
Jessie Cooper is currently conducting a study on the ethics-in-practice of organ donation after circulatory death (DCD) in the UK. This study uses ethnographic approaches to understand how the process of DCD is made to work in everyday clinical practice in order to develop insights into its ethical implications.
Charitini Stavropoulou has been doing work on public perceptions towards new technology in healthcare and AI in particular. She is also interested in the role of patients in shaping health priorities, working closely with patient groups and charities.
Yaru Chen has been working on how GPs and other healthcare professionals adopt and adapt technological innovations. She is also interested in perceptions of healthcare professionals on the use of AI in radiology and the implications on AI adoption.
Alexandra Ziemann’s research is focusing on improving the spread of innovations in health and social care. Her current work investigates the influence of external contextual factors on the implementation of innovations, and the adaptation of innovations that spread from high to low- and middle-income countries.