Mrs Sheila Bailey

Institute of Applied Health Research
Project Officer

Contact details

Primary Care Clinical Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Sheila Bailey is currently working as a Project Officer on the Theme 7 BBC CLAHRC (Birmingham and Black Country, Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) project which is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The project is looking at the Optimisation of the Management of Stroke & TIA. She is primarily responsible for the administration of the project and recruitment from within primary care.




Sheila joined Primary Care as secretarial support in 1996. For many years she was employed as an Administrator with MidReC (Midlands Research Practices Consortium). With the inception of the Primary Care Research Network for Central England (PCRN-CE), she took on the role of Sr Administrator taking on administration for both MidReC and PCRN-CE. Within these roles she has worked on several research projects from within the department. Projects include:

  • TASMINH2 (Blood pressure monitoring study)
  • BiPAS (Prostate Cancer Study)
  • Descarte (Sore throat study
  • SWOP (Support Workers for Older People)
  • BEST (Back pain study) 
  • GLASS (Guided leg exercises after stroke study)
  • Birmingham Birth Register Study

Her main interests lie in Stroke and Cardiovascular disease and she is particularly keen to involve patients and the public in research. She is a member of the CLAHRC Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Forum.

Other activities

Sheila also works as a volunteer with a local Stroke Support Group.