Catherine [MA (Hons:1), MSc (MedEd), PhD, CertCouns, FHEA] joined Wessex AHSN in 2015 as Senior Research Fellow at the Wessex Centre for Implementation Science (CIS) based in Health Sciences, University of Southampton. Catherine had previously led research projects on preparedness for practice and upskilling of medical and healthcare professionals, including upskilling in using patient decision aids.
Catherine has both led and supported independent evaluations of respiratory Quality Improvement [QI] projects and Wessex Vanguard New Care Models [Dorset, Isle of Wight, South Hampshire and North East Hampshire and Farnham] as well as projects in Primary Care, Healthy Ageing and Mental Health.
Catherine is leading in independent evaluations of innovations (One Dorset Pathology, Wessex Memory Box Project, Atrial Fibrillation, e-Consults, MymHealth) and supporting projects in Healthy Aging, Mental Health and Medicine Optimisation.
Catherine’s specialist areas: Mixed and qualitative research methods, sociological, educational and QI theories and models, advising medical and healthcare professionals about strategies for implementation and evaluation of innovations.
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