Dr Jon Allard

Dr Jon Allard

Honorary University Fellow

Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences


Research Fellow


Research Work:

I have worked in health service research for a number of organisations including:

Falmouth University
University of Bristol
Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust
Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust
National Audit Office
Great Ormond Street Hospital

My research has been undertaken in a variety of healthcare settings including operating theatres, oncology and haematology wards, accident and emergency, acute mental health and secondary mental health care. This research has focussed on patient safety, collaborative team working and NHS service delivery.

I am trained in and have worked with a variety of research methods, but I am particularly interested in qualitative research and its use in mental health and complex patient care. I have a strong interest in this area and have worked with individuals with psychosis and schizophrenia on two multi-site NIHR programme grants. I completed my PhD in 2013. This was an in-depth ethnographic study focussed on micropolitics (power dynamics) on an acute mental health ward and hospital emergency department. 

I am currently working as a Research Fellow on an Evaluation of Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC). IPC is aimed at improving the experience and care for people with complex, ongoing physical, social and mental health needs and those who are at high risk of crises leading to unplanned or institutionalised care.


Phd 'Performing politics in the clinical team: context and subtext". Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry - Universities of Plymouth and Exeter. 2013

Postgraduate Certificate in Social Science Research Methods. Nottingham Trent University. 2000

MA Public Administration and Management. University of Liverpool. 1997

BA (hons) Politics 1996. University of Liverpool 1996 

Key publications are highlighted

Allard J & Bleakley A 2016 'What would you ideally do if there were no targets? An ethnographic study of the unintended consequences of top-down governance in two clinical settings' Advances in Health Sciences Education 21, (4) 803-817 , DOI
Allard J, Lancaster S, Clayton S, Amos T & Birchwood M 2016 'Carers' and service users' experiences of early intervention in psychosis services: implications for care partnerships' Early Intervention in Psychiatry 12, (3) 410-416 , DOI
Bleakley A, Allard J & Hobbs A 2013 ''Achieving ensemble': communication in orthopaedic surgical teams and the development of situation awareness--an observational study using live videotaped examples' Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 18, (1) 33-56 Author Site , DOI
Bleakley A, Allard J & Hobbs A 2012 'Towards culture change in the operating theatre: embedding a complex educational intervention to improve teamwork climate' Med Teach 34, (9) e635-e640 Author Site , DOI
Allard J, Wyatt J, Bleakley A & Graham B 2011 '“Do you really need to ask me that now?”: a self-audit of interruptions to the ‘shop floor’ practice of a UK consultant emergency physician' Emergency Medicine Journal 29, (11) 872-876 , DOI
Allard J, Bleakley A, Hobbs A & Coombes L 2011 'Pre-surgery briefings and safety climate in the operating theatre' BMJ Qual Saf 20, (8) 711-717 Author Site , DOI
Brennan N, Corrigan O, Allard J, Archer J, Barnes R, Bleakley A, Collett T & de Bere SR 2010 'The transition from medical student to junior doctor: today's experiences of Tomorrow's Doctors' Med Educ 44, (5) 449-458 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Allard J, Bleakley A, Hobbs A & Vinnell T 2007 '“Who's on the team today?” The status of briefing amongst operating theatre practitioners in one UK hospital' Journal of Interprofessional Care 21, (2) 189-206 , DOI
Bleakley A, Boyden J, Hobbs A, Walsh L & Allard J 2006 'Improving teamwork climate in operating theatres:The shift from multiprofessionalismto interprofessionalism' Journal of Interprofessional Care 20, (5) 461-470 , DOI
Allard JM, Carthey J, Cope J, Pitt M & Woodward S 2002 'Medication Errors: Causes, Prevention and Reduction' British Journal of Haematology 116, (2) 255-265
Hourihane JO, Allard JM, Wade AM, Mcewan AI & Strobel S 2002 'Impact of repeated surgical procedures on the incidence and prevalence of latex allergy: A prospective study of 1263 children' Journal of Pediatrics 140, (4) 479-482
Hourihane JO, Allard J, McEwan A & Strobel S 2001 'A prospective study of the association of latex allergy or sensitisation with the operative history of a paediatric surgical population' Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 107, (2) S243-S243
Taylor K, Terry A, Mottram C, Round J, Step J, Ashby S & Allard J 2005 National Audit Office. A Safer Place for Patients: Learning to improve patient safety. House of Commons London: The Sationery Office Department of Health
Robertson J, Gostick J, Allard J, Round J & Maxfield A 2004 The National Audit office. Tackling cancer in England: saving more lives. House of Commons London: The Sationery Office Department of Health

Additional information

 I moved to Cornwall in 2004 and surf year round.