Meet
the
Team

Meet the Team

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Meet the Team

Professor Joanne Reid Profile Pic

Project Lead:

Professor

Joanne Reid

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast

Expertise:

  • Palliative care background
  • extensive experience as Principle Investigator of palliative care research, realist review methodology, Cochrane reviewer/supervisor.
Dr Tracey McConnell Profile Pic

Joint Lead:

Dr Tracey

McConnell

Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast

Expertise:

  • Palliative Care and Health Services Research background
  • Extensive experience in realist review methodology, execution and supporting reviews. Member of online Delphi group with an interdisciplinary panel of experts from academia and policy for the RAMESES project (www.ramesesproject.org) that developed realist review quality and publication standards and training materials.
Dr Fiona Lynn Profile Pic

Collaborator:

Dr Fiona

Lynn

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast

Expertise:

  • Health Services Research background
  • Extensive experience in health economics
Associate Professor Geoff Wong

Collaborator:

Associate Professor,

Geoff Wong

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

Expertise:

  • NHS GP
  • extensive experience in realist review methodology, execution and supporting reviews
  • Lead researcher on RAMESES project (www.ramesesproject.org) that developed realist review quality and publication standards and training materials.

Collaborator:

Nia Roberts,
Information
Specialist (Librarian)

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

Expertise:

  • Information specialist (librarian) with experience in developing complex search strategies for systematic reviews and realist reviews.
Dr Peter O'Halloran Profile Pic

Collaborator:

Dr Peter

O’Halloran

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast

Expertise:

  • Palliative Care and Health Services Research background
  • Extensive experience in realist review methodology, execution and supporting reviews.
Dr Gillian Prue Profile Pic

Collaborator:

Dr Gillian

Prue

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast

Expertise:

  • Extensive experience in oncology research. 
Dr Carolyn Blair Profile Pic

Collaborator:

Dr Carolyn

Blair

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast

Expertise:

  • An experienced mixed-methods research fellow at the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Queen’s University Belfast (QUB).
  • Lead researcher across multiple projects predominantly relating to palliative care and cachexia management.
Mrs Elspeth Banks Profile Pic

Collaborator:

Mrs Elspeth

Banks

Expertise:

  • Extensive PPI experience in research on oncology as a member of the National Cancer Research Institute, Living with and beyond cancer executive. 
Dr Natasha Bradley Profile Pic

Research Fellow:

Dr Natasha

Bradley

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast

Expertise:

  • A mixed methods researcher with expertise in realist methodology. 
  • Completed a PhD at the University of Liverpool, exploring the role of social support in palliative care, especially hospice day services. 
  • Other projects that Natasha has led or been involved with have studied the link between digital exclusion and health inequalities; and examined the processes of innovation adoption within the NHS and within independent hospices. 
  • Before joining Queen’s University Belfast, Natasha was a research fellow at the University of the West of England in Bristol. 
  • Passionate about reducing inequality in access to palliative care.

PPI Stakeholder:

Peter

Buckle

Patient and Public Involvement Stakeholders:
Marie Curie Research Voices group member

Expertise:

  • Lived experience as an informal carer for a close person with cancer
  • Making sure this research focuses on what matters to patients and their families
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PPI Stakeholder:

Sharon

Paradine

Patient and Public Involvement Stakeholders:
Marie Curie Research Voices group member

Expertise:

  • Lived experience as an informal carer for a close person with cancer
  • Making sure this research focuses on what matters to patients and their families
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PPI Stakeholder:

Carrie

Jain

Patient and Public Involvement Stakeholders:
Northern Ireland Cancer Research Consumer Forum

Expertise:

  • Lived experience as an informal carer for a close person with cancer
  • Making sure this research focuses on what matters to patients and their families

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This project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) HS&DR (NIHR152115). The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.