Staff

 

Prof Niroshan Siriwardena Director of CaHRU and Professor of Primary and Prehospital Health Care. His research focuses on improving healthcare quality and outcomes in general practice, primary care and ambulance services through implementation science.
Graham LawProf Graham Law Professor of Medical Statistics in the School of Health and Social Care and CaHRU. His research focuses on epidemiological statistics and functional data analysis in clinical trials and large databases including the UK Biobank. He has worked in a wide range of fields including sleep medicine, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular epidemiology, gastrointestinal disease, pregnancy and childbirth.
Dr Zahid Asghar Senior lecturer in statistics in CaHRU and the School of Health and Social Care. His research focuses on mathematical and statistical modelling of acute, chronic and infectious disease epidemiology.
Dr Coral Sirdifield Research fellow in CaHRU and the School of Health and Social Care with a wide-ranging interest in mapping health needs to inform evidence-based practice and quality improvement in healthcare. Her PhD focused on the prevalence of mental illness among offenders on probation and the role of the probation service in working with offenders with a mental illness.
murraysmith2Dr Murray Smith Senior Research Fellow in Econometrics and Health Economics in CaHRU working on the Helicobacter Eradication Aspirin Trial (HEAT) and studies involving statistical and econometric analysis of panel data and large datasets.
Dr Stephanie Armstrong Lecturer in Health Quality Improvement in CaHRU working on the Wellcome Trust funded project, Network Exploring the Ethics of Ambulance Trials (NEAT). Her expertise is in qualitative methods and systematic reviews.
Viet-Hai Phung Research assistant in CaHRU and the School of Health & Social Care. His research focuses on prehospital quality improvement including the PhOEBE programme, with a specific emphasis on ambulance service outcomes. He is studying for a PhD on delivering ambulance service care that meets the needs of EU Accession migrants in Lincolnshire.
Despina Laparidou Research assistant in CaHRU working on the multidisciplinary ‘Carers of Dementia Sufferers: Empowerment and Efficacy via Education (CADS: E3)’ and the ‘Improving prescribing safety in general practices in the East Midlands through the PINCER intervention.’ Her main interests are in quality of life and outcomes in long term conditions.
Michael Toze Graduate research assistant in CaHRU working on the health and social care issues affecting older LGBT people in rural and urban communities. His research interest is in how individuals within the LGBT+ community interact with social networks, community organisations and statutory services.
Julie Pattinson Research assistant in CaHRU with expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies specifically grounded theory and interpretative phenomenological analysis, currently working on research led by Prof Siriwardena exploring reasons for variations in performance in the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) Applied Knowledge Test (AKT).
Joseph Akanuwe Research assistant in CaHRU working on the PhOEBE programme and a range of quality improvement and implementation science projects in primary care. In addition to his research activities, Joseph contributes to the teaching of the health promotion module, as part of the Health and Social Care and Nursing programmes at the University of Lincoln.
Laura Simmons PhD student in CaHRU and the Lincoln Institute for Health researching the effect of camaraderie among paramedics and their stress responses to critical incidents. She is particularly interested in researching paramedic’s performance, well-being and patient care.
Sue Bowler Research administrator for CaHRU supports the activities of the research centre. She is currently administering the PINCER project (funded by the Health Foundation), the Healthier Ageing Patient and Public Involvement (HAPPI) group and postgraduate research in the School of Health and Social Care.

PhD students:

Greg Whitley (CLAHRC-HEEM fellow): Paediatric pain management in the ambulance service. Mohammad Iqbal: Development of a patient reported outcome measure for pain treatment.
Fiona Togher (RIF fellow): Development of an ambulance patient reported experience measure. Joseph Akanuwe: Cancer risk assessment tools in primary care.
Michael Toze (RIF fellow): Experiences of primary care for older LGBT patients. Viet-Hai Phung: Delivering ambulance service care that meets the needs of Eastern European migrants.
Hannah Henderson: Intended actions, unintended outcomes: towards a processual understanding of exercise referral schemes Laura Simmons (RIF fellow): Stress as a cause of sickness absence in the ambulance service.
Jolien Vos (RIF fellow awarded 2017): navigating the care system Nadya Essam: National Early Warning Scores to support paramedics’ decisions.

International visiting fellows:

Dr Nadeeka Chandraratne Registrar in Community Medicine, Family Health Bureau, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka
Dr K.G.R.V (Ravindra) Pathirathna Senior Registrar in Medical Administration, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka