Dr Jenni Burt
Senior Social Scientist
Jenni is Senior Social Scientist at THIS Institute, leading applied research programmes and contributing to strategic development and operations.
Jenni has a degree in Biological Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), and a PhD in health services research from UCL. She has previously held research positions at UCL, LSHTM and King’s College London. Jenni convenes and lectures on the Qualitative and Mixed Methods module on the MPhil in Primary Health Care Research at the University of Cambridge, and supervises a number of PhD, MPhil, and medical students.
Jenni is also host of our Listen to THIS podcast series where she has interesting conversations with diverse guests, covering a range of aspects of healthcare improvement research.
Jenni’s programme of research focuses on improving the quality of interactions between patients and health care professionals, exploring and reducing variations in the quality of care, and methodological innovations in studying health care delivery. She leads a diverse portfolio of work including embedded qualitative research in the OPTiMISE and SAFER trials; multi-method research on improving the safety of maternity care; methodological developments in mixed methods evidence syntheses; and optimising consent to participate in research.