Miss Rebecca Hays

Research Associate and NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow

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Research interests

I am a Health Services Researcher interested in healthcare management, communication and patient safety. I am currently exploring communication between older patients (65+) with multimorbidity (two or more long-term conditions) and staff working in General Practices. My aim is to develop a behaviour change intervention to improve communication and reduce risks to patient safety.

Methodological knowledge

  • Qualitative research and meta ethnography

Other research

Research Associate

Aug 2017 - Oct 2017

NIHR School for Primary Care Research - Capacity Building Grant

Completing the write-up of outstanding publications from the NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC Multimorbidity Theme, and carrying out preparatory work for an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship.

 

Research Associate

Oct 2013 – Jul 2017

NIHR Greater Manchester Primary Care Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (Greater Manchester PSTRC) Multimorbidity Theme

Carried out a meta-synthesis and a longitudinal qualitative research study (MAXIMUM) to identify potential threats to safety for patients with multimorbidity and develop ways of using patient and carer involvement to improve safety in primary care settings.

 

Research Assistant

Jan 2010 – Sep 2013

Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) - Specialist Healthcare Support to Older Residents of Care Homes: Models and Costs

Explored the provision of healthcare support services for care homes through a systematic literature review, a survey of Geriatricians and Primary Care Organisations, the development of a typology of care models, and focus groups/interviews with services.

 

Research Assistant

Dec 2008 – Dec 2009

NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Greater Manchester - Healthcare Practitioners Theme

Carried out qualitative research to explore barriers to managing depression in people with long-term conditions in primary care, and a qualitative synthesis to develop an understanding of healthcare access problems experienced by British South Asians.

 

MPhil Student

Jan 2008 – Dec 2009

The Skills-based Training On Risk Management (STORM) Project

Quantitatively explored the relationship between the profession of front-line workers and their attitudes towards suicide prevention and the impact of training.

 

Research Assistant

May 2005 – Nov 2008

The Skills-based Training On Risk Management (STORM) Project

Used mixed-methods to evaluate the effectiveness, dissemination and implementation of suicide prevention training for multi-professional and multi-disciplinary groups of front-line workers.

Projects

Research and projects

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