The Department of Applied Health Research is leading a wide range of research projects and is also collaborating on a large number of national and international research projects. These are outlined below. 

Current Projects

Project title
Key contacts
Project dates
Evaluation of the Getting it Right First Time programme: improvements to NHS orthopaedic care in England

Dr Helen Barratt

Ms Emma Hudson

 Apr 2016-Dec 2018
DEcisions in health Care to Introduce or Diffuse innovations using Evidence (DECIDE)
Dr Simon Turner
Ms Emma Hudson
Mar 2016 - Feb 2018
Re-organising specialist cancer surgery for the 21st century: a mixed methods evaluation (RESPECT-21) Professor Naomi Fulop
Dr Angus Ramsay
Sep 2015 - Feb 2019
Implementation and evaluation of a research-based guide for NHS boards to develop their quality improvement (QI) strategies (iQUASER) Professor Naomi Fulop Apr 2014 - Mar 2017
NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Professor Rosalind Raine
Dr Susie Edwards
Jan 2014 - Dec 2018
Evaluating the pilot implementation of vaccinating healthy school-aged children against seasonal influenza

Dr Angus Ramsay

Dr Simon Turner

Nov 2013 - May 2016
Personalised Risk Stratification for Prevention and Early Detection of Breast Cancer Dr Nora Pashayan Apr 2013 - Mar 2017
Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellowship Dr Sonya Crowe
Mar 2013 - Feb 2016
Examining variations in GP decision making: A factorial study using web-based patient vignettes Dr Jessica Sheringham Sept 2011 - Jan 2017
Social inequalities in health and longevity in older age: explanations and future trends
Dr Madhavi Bajekal

Aug 2015 - Dec 2017
Innovations in major system reconfiguration in England: a study of the effectiveness, acceptability and processes of implementation of different models of stroke care

Professor Naomi Fulop

Dr Angus Ramsay

Apr 2012 - Jun 2017
Governing patient safety: strengthening infection control and medication safety Dr Simon Turner
Dr Angus Ramsay
Sept 2008 ongoing

Past Projects

Project Title
Key Contacts
Project Dates
Mixed methods analysis of the London Hyperacute Stroke System: identifying lessons on 24/7 working (METRO 24/7). Professor Naomi Fulop Jan 2014 - Dec 2015
Polygenic susceptibility to prostate cancer and implications for personalised screening at population level Dr Nora Pashayan Sept 2011 - Aug 2015
The ASCEND study: Strategies to Reduce the Social Gradient in Bowel Cancer Screening Professor Rosalind Raine Mar 2011 - Mar 2015
Innovations to improve care for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Dr Jessica Sheringham Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
Primary care characteristics and diagnosis of lung cancer through emergency presentation Professor Rosalind Raine Jan 2012 - Dec 2014
Evaluating an innovative approach to the diagnostic processes for chronic eye disease: a feasibility study Dr Simon Turner Jan 2013 - Jun 2014
Improving the effectiveness of multidisciplinary teams for patients with chronic diseases Caoimhe Nic a’ Bháird
Isla Wallace
Dr Penny Xanthopoulou
Nov 2010 - Nov 2014
The processes of dissemination and implementation of NICE workplace health and wellbeing guidance in three NHS acute Trusts Adrian Baker Sept 2010 - Sept 2013
Patient and public preferences and priorities regarding the organisation of emergency hospital care Dr Helen Barratt Jul 2012 - Sept 2013
UCL NHS London 2012 Olympics Programme Evaluation Project Professor Rosalind Raine
Dr Georgia Black
Oct 2011 - May 2013
QUASER: Quality and Safety in European Union Hospitals Professor Naomi Fulop
Apr 2010 - Jun 2013
An economic analysis of the contribution of health care to health inequalities Edward Kendall Nov 2009 - Nov 2012
An economic analysis of vertical equity in the delivery of health care in England Dr Laura Vallejo-Torres Oct 2008 - Sept 2011
Academic input into the review of proposals to downgrade acute services at Chase Farm Hospital, North London Dr Helen Barratt Aug 2010 - Jan 2011
Prevalence and predictors of psychological morbidity and quality of life after discharge from Intensive Care Dr Dorothy Wade Sept 2007- Sept 2010
Contribution of health care and behavioural change to mortality risk Professor Rosalind Raine Sept 2006 - Sept 2009

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