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Dr Fran Carroll


I graduated from the University of Durham in 2003 with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology.  Following this I studied for an MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Derby (2007).  I came to Bristol following my MSc to pursue my 4-year MRC funded PhD in the Academic Unit of Primary Health Care.

In 2010 I was awarded a Postgraduate Travel Grant from the Alumni Foundation and travelled to Sydney, Australia to work with colleagues at the Centre for the Study of Choice, University of Technology, Sydney.  This allowed me to gain valuable experience of choice modelling and the appropriate data analysis techniques to complete my PhD.

I am currently working within the School of Social and Community Medicine on a range of topics, predominantly in the area of health services research, decision making and economic evaluation.  I am principal investigator on the NIHR, National School for Primary Care Research grant  "PiCArD"  (Parents' Choices About Daycare). This study uses qualitative methods and choice modeling to investigate parents' decisions regarding sending marginally unwell children to nursery, with a view to using the resulting data to inform an intervention to reduce the burden of infectious illness in primary care and the community. (Funded from: September 2012-February 2014).



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