Medicine and Health

Department Seminar: Epidemiology and Public Health

The realist evaluation of a palliative integrated care pathway in primary care: what works, for whom, and in what circumstances?

Short biography: Sonia is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds with a first degree in Psychology, a Masters degree in Health Psychology and a PhD in Health Services Research. Her PhD was a realist evaluation of a palliative care integrated care pathway in primary care. This evaluation technique uses mixed methods and a variety of data collection tools to discover context, mechanism and outcome configurations, which identify not only if the intervention works, but also how it works, for whom and in what circumstances. Sonia currently works with Prof. Ray Pawson and Dr. Joanne Greenhalgh on a realist synthesis of the impact of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs).

This synthesis investigates how PROMs function both at the aggregate level, where information is fed back to providers, and at the individual level when used in consultations with patients. Generally, Sonia’s main areas of research interest are in the study of complex interventions, particularly for people with long term conditions, using realist methodologies. She is currently part of #RealismLeeds and on the organising committee for its inaugural conference in November, and one of the editors of a new book, The State of the Art of Realist Methodologies.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Medicine and Health
Time: 1.15pm-2pm
Location: Western Gateway Building Room G02
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Marsha Tracey

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