Currently on maternity leave, Amelia is an Analyst at RAND Europe and her expertise lies in health services research. As part of her role, she is also a part of the Birmingham, RAND and Cambridge Evaluation Centre (BRACE) and Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR). Amelia utilises both quantitative and qualitative methods ranging from interviews, observations, literature reviews to the management and analysis of routine and bespoke quantitative datasets. She works on and manages a range of projects such as an evaluation of primary care collaborations.
Prior to starting at RAND she was a research associate at the Primary Care Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge, where a large part of her work focused on the dissemination and utilisation of the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). Amelia has a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Imperial College London, and a BSc Hons in Physiological Sciences from Newcastle University.
Lucy Hocking is an Analyst at RAND Europe with experience in public health, health improvement and innovation and health services research. These research studies were commissioned by a range of clients, including the UK Department of Health and Social Care, pharmaceutical companies and the European Commission. More specifically, Lucy has been heavily involved in a study exploring innovation in the NHS and how policy can best support and enable innovation to thrive. In addition, Lucy is currently managing a study commissioned by the Health Foundation evaluating the Q initiative.
Lucy has experience with a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including literature review, conducting and analysing interviews with a range of key stakeholders, developing in-depth case studies and designing and analysing surveys. Lucy has an MSc in Child Public Health from Swansea University and a BSc(Hons) in Biomedical Science from the University of Reading.
BRACE Centre Research Administrator
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The BRACE team is supported by two ‘critical friends’: Professors Russell Mannion and Mary Dixon-Woods. The critical friend role includes undertaking peer review of all project proposals, interim outputs and final reports, and supporting the BRACE team in reading across projects and themes and distilling wider learning on both a topic and methodological basis. They also attend the Centre’s steering group, in order that they hear discussions of the team’s plans and work by external PPI, academic and NHS service peers, and can connect this into the critical friend role they perform for the core team.