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


Abdullah, OR, Ignatowicz, A, Mahdi, RA & Young, A 2021, 'Cancer patients’ experiences and understanding of venous thromboembolism: A scoping review', AL-Kindy College Medical Journal. <https://jkmc.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/MEDICAL>

PIONEER Data Hub 2021, 'Perceptions of anonymised data use and awareness of the NHS data opt-out amongst patients, carers and healthcare staff', Research Involvement and Engagement, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 40. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40900-021-00281-2

Bryce, C, Ignatowicz, A, Huxley, C, Hamilton, K, Dliwayo , TR, Forjaz, V, Sturt, J & Griffiths, F 2021, 'Staying connected: the importance of timely communication for young people living with a long term condition and their clinical teams', Information, Communication and Society, vol. 2021, no. 00, pp. 1-18.

Platts, LG, Ignatowicz, A, Westerlund , H & Rasoal , D 2021, 'The nature of paid work in the retirement years', Ageing and Society. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X21001136

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/>

Ignatowicz, A, Odland, ML, Bockarie, T, Wurie, H, Ansumana, R, Kelly, AH, Willott, C, Witham, MD & Davies, J 2020, 'Knowledge and understanding of cardiovascular disease risk factors in Sierra Leone: a qualitative study of patients’ and community leaders’ perceptions', BMJ open, vol. 10, no. 12, e038523. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-038523

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

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 2019, 'Developing an intervention around referral and admissions to intensive care: a mixed-methods study', Health Services and Delivery Research. https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr07390

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

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

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

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

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

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, vol. 7, no. 39. https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr07390

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