Ciara Harris is a chartered physiotherapist, who worked clinically full-time within the NHS, across a range of clinical specialities, for 4 years before moving to the University of Birmingham as a research associate in February 2018. She also continues some clinical work alongside her research role.
Her research interests lie in the evolving delivery of acute healthcare outside the traditional hospital environment, the role of physiotherapy within this area, and perceptions of risk and their impact on healthcare-related decision-making. She is currently undertaking a PhD in this area, using both qualitative and quantitative methods.
This evolution in acute healthcare delivery comes in response to the increasing demands on our healthcare services, with limited resources to meet these demands, and therefore the need to deliver more acute care within non-traditional settings, using both similar and different approaches to those used in traditional settings.
She is a member of the Social Studies in Medicine (SSiM) Team in the Institute of Applied Health Research.