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Dr Dawn Swancutt
PenARC Research Fellow
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)
Dawn Swancutt is an applied health services researcher with an interest in patient experience of their care. She has been in the Community and Primary Care research group at the University of Plymouth University since 2014, following 10 years in research at the University of Birmingham. Her main role is as the manager for the NIHR funded PROGROUP research programme, 'Improving group treatment for people with severe obesity'.
She works across multi-disciplinary teams to lead delivery of practical research that is valued by patients and NHS service delivery staff. Her recent work includes studying patient pathways to avoid hospital admissions. She is currently leading evaluations of: a learning technique for GPs on multimorbidity consultations, attitudes towards recovering from a fall, and delivery methods for weight management services.
Dawn is leading a national survey of specialist weight management services. If you lead, or work in Tier 3 services, take a look at our survey.
Dawn is also a member of the Evidence Based Medicine PenARC teaching team, the Research Staff representative on the Researcher Forum and the University Research Excellence Framework steering group.
- PhD Primary Care, University of Birmingham, 2009
- Masters in Public Health (MPH), University of Birmingham, 2005
- BSc. (Hons). Environmental Science, University of Birmingham, 1998
- Evidence Based Medicine
- Introduction to Qualitative Research
- SHERPA for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
- Qualitative Research in Clinical Trials
- Mixed-methods research
- Health services research
- Research into patient experience of their care
- Format and delivery of weight-management services
- Patient care pathways
- Attitudes to teaching and learning techniques to get up following a fall
- Methods to consult with patients who have multi morbidity
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