Prof Alicia O’Cathain

Professor

Department:
School of Health and Related Research

Faculty:
Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Research Expertise:

  • Mixed methods, evaluation of new health services
  • patient views of health care
  • urgent care

Contact:

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 0770
Email: a.ocathain@sheffield.ac.uk
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Biography

I am Director of Health Services Research, an academic unit of 75 staff in ScHARR. I am Deputy Director of the Medical Care Research Unit, a group of 15 researchers. I lead research programmes in emergency and urgent care (e.g. variation in avoidable emergency admissions, variation in ambulance non-conveyance) and the development and evaluation of complex interventions for long term conditions (telehealth for long-term conditions, adherence to nebuliser treatment for adults with cystic fibrosis). I have written extensively on how best to undertake mixed methods research, focusing more recently on qualitative methods with randomised controlled trials.