Growing capacity and capability in healthcare improvement research is one of THIS Institute’s key goals. We’re achieving that goal through a fellowship programme where talented researchers lead high-quality studies that will advance the field.
Building on the improvement science programmes previously run by the Health Foundation, our programme offers fellows the opportunity to join a supported community of improvement researchers and develop their research leadership skills. Fellowships may be held at any UK university, and are available at three levels tailored to researchers’ specific career stage: PhD, Post-doctoral and Senior.
Who can apply
Our fellows will apply their skills to studying improvement in healthcare quality and safety and deliver the highest standards of research excellence.
Applications, which will be managed through applying universities, are welcomed from clinical and non-clinical professional backgrounds and from a wide range of disciplines. Alongside disciplines such as health services research, epidemiology, and social science, we’re looking for researchers who will contribute fresh thinking from fields within and beyond healthcare, including law, business studies, philosophy, engineering and many more. To be eligible, you’ll be required to show how your research will add to the evidence base and be relevant to the UK health system.
Dr Oli Williams
Investigating co-production within the context of patient and public involvement (PPI) in applied health research in England
Dr Graham Pullin
Co-design and a sense of ownership in rehabilitation services; disability-led design and improvement studies
‘Soft’ intelligence and online patient feedback: Using care opinion for NHS quality improvement in Scotland
Dr Alexander Komashie
Healthcare systems visualisation
Dr Anoop D. Shah
Improving diagnosis recording for better patient care: case study in heart failure using natural language processing
In the name of safety: Identifying, understanding, and stopping low-value safety practices.
Dr Eilidh Duncan
Improving healthcare through advancing the evolution of audit and feedback
Prof Richard Hooper
Efficiency by design: remoulding randomised evaluations in improvement studies (This project has been completed)
A critical analysis and development of rapid ethnographies in healthcare quality improvement
Improving medicines management across organizational boundaries using video-reflexive ethnography
Workforce behaviours in healthcare queueing systems: Mathematical modelling informed by ethnographic methods
The role of visual management tools for the coordination of teams in healthcare
What we offer
Fellowship awards will include a salary/stipend, fees (where applicable) and research expenses. Though the fellowships are not Cambridge-based, the fellows will convene in Cambridge as part of THIS Community and will have access to a mentoring scheme.