Fay Bradley is a social scientist with over 10 years’ experience in health services and pharmacy practice research. She has been involved in the design and delivery of numerous mixed method studies, including national evaluations of pharmacy services which have informed subsequent health care policy. In 2009, Fay was awarded a NIHR fellowship to conduct a novel study examining GP-community pharmacist collaborative relationships using social network analysis.  Recent research projects include a Pharmacy Research UK funded study of supervision arrangements in community pharmacy and a NIHR funded study of clinical productivity in community pharmacy.  Fay is currently evaluating the Health Education England funded NHS General Practice Pharmacist Training Pathway delivered by CPPE.

Methodological knowledge

  • Empirical qualitative research, including using a case study approach and experience of methods including: individual interviews, focus groups, nominal group technique
  • Social network analysis

Research interests

Fay’s research interests include collaborative inter-professional working, particularly between GPs and pharmacists, an area that she has published in, and extensively studied, during a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Training Fellowship award.

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