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Dr Jeremy Horwood

Dr Jeremy Horwood

Dr Jeremy Horwood
BSc(WEngland), PhD

Senior Research Fellow in Ethnography / Qualitative Social Science

Research Fellow

Area of research

Experience of health and health services and acceptability of clinical interventions

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Summary

I hold the posts of Senior Research Fellow in Ethnography / Qualitative Social Sience for National Institute for Health Research Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (NIHR CLAHRC West) and Qualitative Research Fellow for Bristol Randomised Controlled Trials Collaboration (BRTC).

I have an interest in the integrating of qualitative and quantitative methods, through the use of interlocking qualitative methods and clinical interventions. My major research contribution has been designing and applying qualitative methods in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and applied health contexts. My research interests including users' experience of health and health services, acceptability of clinical interventions, clinical decision-making, primary care, sexual health, digital health, chronic illness, infectious diseases, illness perceptions, gender and identity. 

I am currently responsible for the qualitative evaluation for a number of NIHR funded BRTC trials:

  • ADEPT - Guided Self-Help for Depression in adults with Autism: A feasibility RCT
  • CEDAR -  The children's ear pain study
  • HepCATT - Evaluation of interventions designed to increase diagnosis and treatment of patients with Hepatitis C virus infection in primary care
  • RADAR - Reducing Alzheimer's Disease through Angiotensin TaRgetting
  • UPSTREAM - Urodynamics for Prostate Surgery Trial; Randomised Evaluation of Assessment of Methods for diagnosis and management of bladder outlet obstruction in men

In addition, I am Principal Investigator for a number of CLAHRC West projects:

I have been involved in successful grant applications from the UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), including NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR); NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme and  NIHR School for Primary Care Research and also The Royal College of General Practitioners, Scientific Foundation Board; Medical Research Council (MRC) Health Services Research Collaboration; Arthritis Research UK; David Telling Charitable Trust. 

Biography

I have a background in critical social psychology. My doctoral work examined the contradictions and tensions in the construction and negotiation of male identities.

Before moving into applied health research, I worked on a large birth cohort study as Head of the Psychology Team for The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) where i was responsible for co-ordinated the psychology research portfolio.

I have worked in the fields of primary health care and secondary care concerning a range of different conditions. I have interdisciplinary interests, predominately the use of qualitative methods to investigate users' experience of health and health services and to develop and evaluation of clinical interventions. I am an active member of the British Psychological Society and the Society of Academic Primary Care.

 

Teaching

I currently teach research staff, undergraduates and postgraduates in the School of Social and Community Medicine. I teach on the Society Health and Medicine course for first year medical undergraduate students and am the sesion lead for qualitative research and appraisal teaching for fourth year medical undergraduate students. I am courde organiser for the questionnaire design and analysis postraduate short course.  I also teach qualitative research methods for postgraduate medical academic foundation year two  students . I also contributes to a range of postgraduate short courses, including Qualitative Research Methods; Critical Appraisal of Qualitative Research; Design and Analysis of Randomised Trials and Research Governance. 

I also supervise the research project work of a range of students including fourth year medical undergraduate, postgraduate medical academic foundation year two and PhD students

Keywords

  • Qualitative research methods
  • development clinical interventions
  • evaluation of trials
  • Users' experience of health and health services
  • illness perceptions
  • illness behavior
  • patient-clinician interface
  • clinical decision-making
  • chronic illness
  • pain management
  • primary care
  • infectious diseases
  • sexual health
  • gender and identity

Skills

  • Sexual Health
  • Health screening
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Chronic pain
  • kidney disease
  • cardiovascular disease
  • prostate cancer
  • pain
  • Joint hypermobility syndrome

Processes and functions

  • decision-making
  • delivery of care
  • clinical interventions

Methodologies

  • RCT
  • Randomised control trials
  • qualitative
  • n-of-1 trials
  • Q-methodology

Expertise

My research interests including users' experience of health services, acceptability of clinical interventions, clinical decision-making, chronic illness, pain management, illness perceptions, gender and identity. My areas of expertise include conducting qualitative and mixed methods research. I have experience of conducting and evaluating randomised controlled trials and n-of-1 trials, the use of Q-methodology and systematic reviews of qualitative evidence. I have worked in the fields of primary health care and secondary care concerning a range of different conditions.

  • applied health research
  • childhood respiratory tract infections
  • acceptability of clinical interventions
  • clinical decision-making
  • chronic illness
  • pain management
  • illness perceptions
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