Here is a list of all the research activity pages:
- This research group brings together all those who use qualitative methods in their research. These methods are often derived from the social sciences and humanities (e.g. sociology, psychology, history, ethics, political science, anthropology, law, geography, development studies, linguistics, literature) and are particularly helpful in illuminating the social, psychological, cultural and political aspects of public health and medicine. Qualitative methods are appropriate where research questions can not be answered numerically, perhaps because you want to ask an open, exploratory question rather than test a hypothesis. Complex systems, context or processes in public health and health care, as well as experiences and beliefs can be captured and explained using qualitative approaches. Traditional qualitative research methods include interviewing, participant-observation, focus groups and textual analysis. However, increasingly researchers are making use of novel methods such as art-based approaches, photo-elicitation and film to both collect data and disseminate findings.
- Quality and innovation in service provision research group. Health Services Management Centre (HSMC), University of Birmingham.
- We undertake analysis of routine datasets to investigate and improve quality of care in UK health services. In primary care this includes analysis of electronic primary care records to investigate the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases: identifying unmet need for preventive treatments in those with atrial fibrillation, left ventricular systolic dysfunction and at high risk of cardiovascular disease. In secondary care this includes of routinely collected data in hospitals and hospital mortality and investigation of factors predictive of in-hospital mortality. In accident and emergency care we investigate geospacial and sociodemographic factors influencing service use.
- Links to the websites of the research groups on the theme of Quantum Matter and Nanoscale Science at the School of Physics and Astronomy.