Angus Ramsay

Senior Research Associate

Phone: +44(0)20 3108 3239


Biographical details

Dr Ramsay joined the Department of Applied Health Research in April 2012. At present, he is working as Senior Research Associate on an HSDR funded evaluation of reconfigured stroke services in London and Greater Manchester.

Angus has a background in cognitive psychology, with a focus on tactile and spatial perception in blind people. He has worked in healthcare research since 2001, covering such topics as sexuality and psychological wellbeing (UCL, 2001-2002), continuity in cancer care (UCL, 2003-2005), and quality improvement in mental health services (Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2006-2008). Prior to joining the Department of Applied Health Research, he spent four years as a researcher at the NIHR King’s Patient Safety and Service Quality Research Centre, where he contributed to several projects examining how organisational factors, such as governance systems, influence quality of care.

Academic interests

Angus is particularly interested in using evaluation methods to improve understanding of how organisational factors influence efforts to improve service quality and patient safety.

Publications list

Peer-reviewed journal articles

1. Ramsay A, Magnusson C, Fulop N. The relationship between external and local governance systems: the case of Health Care Associated Infections and medication errors in one NHS trust. Quality and Safety in Health Care. 2010;Published online, June 2010. Available from

2. Beecham J, Ramsay A, Gordon K, Maltby S, Walshe K, Shaw I, et al. Cost and impact of a quality improvement programme in mental health services. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy. 2010;15(2):69-75.

3. Ramsay A, Fulop N, Edwards N. The evidence base for vertical integration in health care. Journal of Integrated Care. 2009;17(2):3-12.

4. Nazareth I, Jones L, Irving A, Aslett H, Ramsay A, Richardson A, et al. Perceived concepts of continuity of care in people with colorectal and breast cancer–a qualitative case study analysis. European Journal of Cancer Care. 2008;17(6):569-77.

5. King M, Jones L, Richardson A, Murad S, Irving A, Aslett H, Ramsay A, et al. The relationship between patients' experiences of continuity of cancer care and health outcomes: a mixed methods study. British Journal of Cancer. 2008;98(3):529-36.

6. Ramsay A, Carey D, Jackson S. Visual-proprioceptive mismatch and the Taylor illusion. Experimental Brain Research. 2007;176(1):173-81.

7. Warner J, McKeown E, Griffin M, Johnson K, Ramsay A, Cort C, et al. Rates and predictors of mental illness in gay men, lesbians and bisexual men and women: Results from a survey based in England and Wales. The British Journal of Psychiatry. 2004;185(6):479-85.

8. King M, McKeown E, Warner J, Ramsay A, Johnson K, Cort C, et al. Mental health and quality of life of gay men and lesbians in England and Wales: Controlled, cross-sectional study. The British Journal of Psychiatry. 2003;183(6):552-8.

9. Ramsay A, Petrie H. The Tactile Depiction of Visual Conventions: The Advantage of Explicit Cues. British Journal of Visual Impairment. 2000;18(1):7.

Published reports

1. Ramsay A, Fulop N. Understanding the Evidence: Supporting governance of the emerging Clinical Commissioning Groups. London: NHS National Leadership Council, 2011. Available from:

2. Ramsay A, Fulop N, Fresko A, Rubenstein S. The Healthy NHS Board: a review of guidance and research evidence. London: NHS National Leadership Council, 2010. Available from:

3. NHS National Leadership Council. The Healthy NHS Board: principles for good governance. London: Crown, 2010. Available from:

4. Ramsay A, Fulop N. The evidence base for integrated care. Report for Department of Health Integrated Care Pilot Programme, 2008. Available from:

Other research reports

1. Worrall A, Ramsay A, Gordon K, Maltby S, Beecham J, King S, et al. Evaluation of the Mental Health Improvement Partnerships programme. London: National Co-ordinating Centre for NHS Service Delivery and Organisation, 2008. Available from: