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Dr Cindy Mann

Dr Cindy Mann

Dr Cindy Mann
B.A.(Lond.), MSc (Keele), RN

Senior Research Associate

Area of research

Process evaluation of a trial to improve the management of multi-morbidity in primary care

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Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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Management and self-management of long-term conditions, patient-centred care, health service delivery, process evaluation of trials of complex interventions

Cindy's current work is conducting a process evaluation for a trial to reduce potentially inappropriate prescribing in polypharmacy (IMPPP). She joined the Centre for Academic Primary Care in June 2014 as a research associate and PhD student to conduct the process evaluation of a cluster randomised controlled trial 'Improving the management of patients with multimorbidity in general practice' - the 3D trial. Her PhD was awarded in January 2019. Prior to that she worked as a clinical nurse specialist in rheumatology and undertook an MSc in Rheumatology Nursing at Keele University, awarded with Distinction in 2010. She also spent 4 years as a senior research nurse at North Bristol NHS trust. During this time she took a 9 month sabbatical to work with an arthritis research group at Boston University, USA. She has also worked as a practice nurse and as a counsellor and trainer for the relationship organisation Relate. 

Cindy's main interests include the management of long-term conditions, patient empowerment, patient-centred care and patient involvement in research. Her research skills are qualitative and focus on the conduct of process evaluation in prgamatic trials of complex interventions. 

Cindy has held grants from the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases NHS Foundation Trust in Bath to investigate the effect on couple relationships when one partner has rheumatoid arthritis, and from North Bristol NHS Trust to explore the potential for nurse-led clinics in primary care to improve the care of people with osteoarthritis. She was a co-applicant on 'Improving the management of patients with multimorbidity in general practice' funded by the NIHR and completed Sept 2017.

She is currently applying for funding to develop a new method of training clinicians in collaborative health planning for use with patients with long-term conditions.


  • qualitative
  • primary care
  • long-term conditions
  • arthritis
  • process evaluation
  • patient-centred care



Bristol Medical School (PHS)

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