Dr Agnieszka Ignatowicz BSc (Hons), MA, PGCE, PhD

Dr Agnieszka Ignatowicz

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Fellow

Contact details

Murray Learning Centre
Institute of Applied Health Research
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Agnieszka Ignatowicz joined the Institute of Applied Health Research in February 2018 as a Research Fellow in Ambulatory Care. She is working as part of a new research team under Professor Dan Lasserson that seeks to understand how we can maximise the use of ambulatory care to support the NHS in meeting the demand for acute assessment and treatment.

Agnieszka is an experienced health services researcher with background in social sciences. Her expertise in qualitative research methodology and patient and public involvement has allowed her to successfully work on a number of project in various areas of health and healthcare delivery. In particular, Agnieszka led on a qualitative evaluation of an integrated care initiative in London; designed and undertaken an evaluation of a new model of GP-led urgent care centres; analysed ethical challenges of digital communication in patient-clinical communication for NHS providers of specialist care; and researched the importance of values in clinical practice and medical education.

Agnieszka has published a number of research papers in peer-reviewed academic journals, reports and book chapters. In the last six years, she has continued to develop academic areas of interest in organisation and delivery of care, patient and professional experience and social and ethical implications of healthcare delivery.


  • PhD in Sociology
  • PGCE in Post-compulsory Education, University of Wolverhampton
  • MA in Sociology, University of Birmingham
  • BSc (Hons) in Human Psychology and Sociology, Aston University


Recent publications


Lloyd , E, Ignatowicz, A, Sapey, E, Lasserson, D & Seccombe, A 2020, 'Described practices for assessing fluid resuscitation in acute hospital care: a qualitative study', Acute Medicine, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 205-264. <https://acutemedjournal.co.uk/journal/volume-18/volume-18-issue-4-pages-205-264-2019/described-practices-for-assessing-fluid-resuscitation-in-acute-hospital-care-a-qualitative-study/>

Harris, C, Ignatowicz, A & Lasserson, D 2019, 'What are physiotherapists and occupational therapists doing in services that replace acute hospital admission? a systematic review', International Journal of Clinical Practice, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.13462

Onen , BL, Harris, C, Ignatowicz, A, Davies, J, Drouvelis, M, Howes, A, Nkomazana, O, Lukwiya Onen, C, Sapey, E, Tsima, B & Lasserson, D 2019, 'Ageing, frailty and resilience in Botswana: rapid ageing, rapid change. Findings from a national working group meeting and literature review', BMC Proceedings, vol. 13, no. Suppl 10, 8. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12919-019-0171-z

Ignatowicz, A, Atherton, H, Bernstein, CJ, Bryce, C, Court, R, Sturt, J & Griffiths, F 2019, 'Internet videoconferencing for patient-clinician consultations in long-term conditions: a review of reviews and applications in line with guidelines and recommendations.', Digital Health , vol. 5, pp. 1–27. https://doi.org/10.1177/2055207619845831

Griffiths, F, Armoiry, X, Atherton, H, Bryce, C, Buckle, A, Cave, JAK, Court, R, Hamilton, K, Dliwayo, TR, Dritsaki, M, Elder, P, Forjaz, V, Fraser, J, Goodwin, R, Huxley, C, Ignatowicz, A, Karasouli , E, Kim, SW, Kimani, P, Madan, J, Matharu, H, May, M, Musumadi, L, Paul, M, Raut, G, Sankaranarayanan, S, Slowther, A-M, Sujan, MA, Sutcliffe, P, Svahnstrom, I, Taggart, F, Uddin, A, Verran, A, Walker, L & Sturt, J 2018, 'The role of digital communication in patient–clinician communication for NHS providers of specialist clinical services for young people [the Long-term conditions Young people Networked Communication (LYNC) study]: a mixed-methods study.', Health Services and Delivery Research, vol. 6, no. 9, pp. 1-304. https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr06090

Ignatowicz, A, Slowther, A-M, Elder, P, Bryce, C, Hamilton, K, Huxley, C, Forjaz, V, Sturt, J & Griffiths, F 2018, 'Ethical implications of digital communication for the patient-clinician relationship: Analysis of interviews with clinicians and young adults with long term conditions (the LYNC study)', BMC Medical Ethics, vol. 19, 11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12910-018-0250-0

Siriwardena, AK, Chan, AKC, Ignatowicz, AM, Mason, JM & CoSMIC study collaborators 2017, 'Colorectal cancer with Synchronous liver-limited Metastases: the protocol of an Inception Cohort study (CoSMIC)', BMJ open, vol. 7, no. 6, e015018. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015018

Griffiths, F, Bryce, C, Cave, J, Dritsaki, M, Fraser, J, Hamilton, K, Huxley, C, Ignatowicz, A, Kim, SW, Kimani, PK, Madan, J, Slowther, A-M, Sujan, M & Sturt, J 2017, 'Timely Digital Patient-Clinician Communication in Specialist Clinical Services for Young People: A Mixed-Methods Study (The LYNC Study)', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 19, no. 4, e102. https://doi.org/10.2196/jmir.7154

Kotzee, H, Ignatowicz, A & Thomas, H 2017, 'Virtue in medical practice: an exploratory study', HEC Forum, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10730-016-9308-x

Morton, S, Ignatowicz, A, Gnani, S, Majeed, A & Greenfield, G 2016, 'Describing team development within a novel GP-led urgent care centre model: a qualitative study', BMJ open, vol. 6, no. 6, e010224. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010224

Greenfield, G, Ignatowicz, A, Gnani, S, Bucktowonsing, M, Ladbrooke, T, Millington, H, Car, J & Majeed, A 2016, 'Staff perceptions on patient motives for attending GP-led urgent care centres in London: a qualitative study', BMJ open, vol. 6, no. 1, e007683. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007683

Kassianos, AP, Ignatowicz, A, Greenfield, G, Majeed, A, Car, J & Pappas, Y 2015, '"Partners rather than just providers…": A qualitative study on health care professionals' views on implementation of multidisciplinary group meetings in the North West London Integrated Care Pilot', International Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 15, 3. https://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.2019

Commissioned report

Ignatowicz, A, Crump, H, Lasserson, D & Smith, J 2020, Strategy evidence review for the Birmingham and Solihull Sustainability and Transformation Partnership. Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group, Birmingham.

Review article

Bassford, C, Griffiths, F, Svantesson, M, Ryan, M, Krucien, N, Dale, J, Rees, S, Rees, K, Ignatowicz, A, Parsons, H, Flowers, N, Fritz, Z, Perkins, G, Quinton, S, Symons, S, White, C, Huang, H, Turner, J, Brooke, M, McCreedy, A, Blake, C & Slowther, A-M 2019, 'Understanding and improving decision-making around referral and admissions to intensive care: a mixed methods study', Health Services and Delivery Research.

Web publication/site

Ignatowicz, A, Slowther, A-M, Bassford, C, Griffiths, F, Huang, H, Johnson, S, Flowers, N & Rees, K, Interventions to improve ethical decision making in clinical care: a systematic review of existing measures and models of evaluation of interventions, 2016, Web publication/site, National Institute for Health Research. <http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42016039054>

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