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Dr Jeremy Horwood

Dr Jeremy Horwood

Dr Jeremy Horwood
B.Sc.(W.England), PhD

Associate Professor in Social Sciences and Health

Area of research

Experience of health and health services and acceptability of interventions

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Summary

Associate Professor in Social Sciences and Health at The Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC), Bristol Medical School and lead the Behavioural and Qualitative Science Team for National Institute for Health Research Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Research Collaboration West (NIHR ARC West).

I have expertise in designing and applying qualitative methods in the development and evaluation of complex interventions/health services. In addition, the integration of qualitative methods with randomised controlled trials to improve their design and conduct and I co-convene the EQUATe: ‘Excellence in QUAlitative research in Trials’ research group. I also have an interest in developing pragmatic and collaborative intensive qualitative methods to support more effective implementation of healthcare innovation.

My research interests including users' experience of health and health services, acceptability of clinical interventions, clinical decision-making, chronic illness, infectious diseases, primary care, public health, sexual health and digital health.

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

  • ADEPT - Guided Self-Help for Depression in adults with Autism: A feasibility RCT
  • CEDAR - The children's ear pain study
  • CHICO - The CHIldren with COugh Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial 
  • 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
  • REST - Immediate Oral, Immediate Topical or Delayed Oral Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media with Discharge: The Runny Ear Study
  • 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/qualitative lead for a number of applied health research 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 Medical Research Council (MRC), Public Health England, The Royal College of General Practitioners and charities. 

Biography

I have a background in 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 evaluate 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 Bristol Meduical School. I teach on the behaviour and social science course for first year medical undergraduate students and am the sesion lead for qualitative research and appraisal teaching for fourth year medical undergraduate students and mixed methods for MSc Public Heallth. I am course 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
  • intervention development
  • trials
  • implementation
  • users' experience of health and health services
  • illness perceptions
  • illness behaviour
  • patient-clinician interface
  • clinical decision-making
  • chronic illness
  • primary care
  • infectious diseases
  • sexual health
  • digital health

Skills

  • Sexual Health
  • public health
  • digital health

Processes and functions

  • decision-making
  • delivery of care
  • l intervention development/evaluation/implementation

Methodologies

  • Ethnography
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Randomised control trials

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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