Dr Lisa Brunton

Research Associate

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Lisa is currently based in the Alliance Manchester Business School, under the management of Professor Ruth Boaden. She works as a Research Associate on the Greater Manchester Connected Health Cities project (carrying out qualitative research within the stroke theme). Connected Health Cities is a £20 million government funded initiative which aims to use local health data and advanced technology to improve services for patients in the North of England. 

Lisa has a professional background in nursing and 10+ years' experience of working in health services' research at the University of Manchester. She has gained experience and expertise in a number of qualitative research methods. Her past research includes exploring symptom experience in patients with cancer, assessing supportive care needs in patients with melanoma and using action research to develop a group based glaucoma education programme for patients. Lisa was awarded her PhD in 2017 (she undertook an MRC Industrial CASE studentship, working in collaboration with Philips Research UK, to  explore the barriers to using telehealth technologies in COPD UK healthcare). 

Lisa has a strong interest in research which enables collaborative working with patients and clinicians to improve patient care.


PhD Medicine (Primary Care)

MSc Advanced Nursing Studies

BSc (Hons) Community Health Care Nursing

DipHe Nursing (Adult)

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