Dr Marcus Jepson
M.Sc., PhD (Bristol)
- Conversation Analysis
Senior Lecturer in Qualitative Health ScienceBristol Medical School (PHS)
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I am a Senior Lecturer in Qualitative Health Science/ Senior Research Fellow, within the QuinteT Research group. The focus of our work is to support clinicians with recruitment to RCTs, using a range of qualitative methods, and I have a particular methodological interest in the application of Conversation Analysis (CA) to support RCT recruitment and information delivery.
I am currently involved in 5 RCTs, undertaking the lead Qualitative Research role on 3 of these.
Additionally, from 2014-2016 I worked on The Bristol Archive Project (also known as the One in a Million Study) a study about primary care consultations. An aim of the study was to create a shared resource of video-recorded primary care encounters plus linked (survey) data for re-use. We succesfully collected over 300 recordings of consultations, and these data are now available for other researchers to apply to access.
Prior to moving to the Bristol Medical School I worked in the School for Policy Studies. A focus of my work there was upon the implementation and application of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA). In my PhD I used Conversation Analysis and ethnographic approaches to explore how the MCA was being applied to everyday decision making with people with learning disabilties. I subsequently worked on several other funded studies related to aspects of the MCA, including Best Interests Decisions, the impact of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS), the application of the MCA to the personalisation agenda (in particular Direct Payments) and IMCA provision. I also used CA methods as part of study exploring how the social care needs of men with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy were met.
Tutor on the Behavioural and Social Science 6 week course and Case Based Learning facilitator for first year Bristol medical students. Lead for the Qualitative methods unit of the MB BCh Community Oriented Medical Practice (COMP1) course.
I teach Qualitative Research methods on the MSc in Public Health
Co-lead of the Qualitative Research in RCTs short course, and I also teach on several other Bristol medical school short courses.
Translating the QuinteT Recruitment Intervention into randomised trials in the United States of America
DescriptionRandomised controlled trials (RCTs) are acknowledged to be the most important and effective study design to evaluate interventions, particularly relating to health and care, but they are difficult to complete.…
Managing organisational unit
12/11/2018 to 20/11/2019
DescriptionThe 2009 Direct Payments Guidance describes practice for making accessible direct payments for people who lack the capacity to consent to them by introducing a suitable person to receive and…
01/01/2011 to 31/12/2014
Liberty, equality, capacity: The impact of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards on social care practice and human rights
Individuals who lack the mental capacity to make important decisions often have to rely on others to support their choices and protect them from harm. There is a risk, however,…
01/05/2010 to 01/03/2014
DescriptionAccording to the Mental Capacity Act, a person can be assessed as not capable of making a particular decision, in which case that decision should be made for him/her, according…
01/01/2010 to 31/12/2011
Development of the ‘ACT now & check-it-out’ intervention to support patient-initiated follow up for Head and Neck cancer patients
Patient Education and Counseling
British Journal of Surgery
- Accepted/In press
Pilot and Feasibility Studies
Who Decides? Decision making with people with learning disabilities under the Mental Capacity Act 2005