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 University College London (UCL), LSHTM and King’s College London, leading a portfolio of work for funders including National Institute for Health Research and Medical Research Council. 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’s empirical research focuses on improving the quality of interactions between patients and health care professionals, and in exploring and reducing variations in the quality of care. Her methodological work is concerned with the effective use of qualitative approaches; the design and delivery of complex mixed- and multi-method programmes of work; and developing innovative new methods in health services research. Currently, Jenni is exploring patient and GP perspectives on the optimisation of medication use, as co-PI of a programme of work around deprescribing antihypertensives in primary care (the OPTiMISE trial).