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Joanne Brett

Job Title
Research Fellow
Phone
024 7655 0618
Research Interests

My research interests include experiences and patient important outcomes after hip fracture, information and support needs of parents who have had a premature infant, impact of patient and public involvement in research, psychological consequences of breast cancer screening, and informed consent/shared decision-making in cancer screening programmes (breast cancer screening, cervical cancer screening and prostate cancer management programme). I have conducted systematic reviews in the following areas: psychological consequences of breast cancer screening, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis (for the NICE guideline), interventions to support parents of premature infants (incorporated into Government task force on neonatal care and into UNICEF action plan), impact of patient and public involvement in health and social care research, health beliefs and health behaviours following cholesterol screening (HTA). I have also been involved in a systematic review of informed decision making for PSA testing for prostate cancer, and more recently involved in the evaluation of patient reported outcome measures used following hip fracture.My research has used quantitative and qualitative systematic reviews, cohort studies, and qualitative methodologies. I have also developed and evaluated leaflets and training materials for the NHS screening programme.CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS•PROHIP: Exploring the use of patient-reported outcome measures in the field of hip fractures School of Health and Social Studies, Funded by: Royal College of Nursing, Project Start Date: 01/09/2010 Project End Date: 30/11/2012. Collaboration with Trauma Unit, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.•HIPEX: Meta synthesis and interpretative phenomenology analysis of patients experience following hip fracture. PhD, ESRC 1 + 3 scholarship

Biography

I have been working with as a Research Fellow for the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Research Institute since 2007. My current studies are PRO- Hip and Hipex, assessing the quality and acceptability of patient reported outcome measures following hip fracture and exploring the experiences of patients after hip frature. Previously I have conducted the PIRICOM study- a structured review of evidence on the conceptualisation, measurement, impact and outcomes of patient and public involvement in health and social care research; and the POPPY study - parents of premature parents – your needs, assessing the support needs, information needs and communication needs of parents that have had a premature baby. I worked as a Research Fellow for the NICE National Collaborating Centre on the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis Guideline from 2005 to 2007. From 1994 to 2004 I worked as a Research Fellow at the Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford. The research here included a study of the psychological consequences of routine mammography, the development of breast awareness training resources for Practice Nurses, men's experiences and GP's views of asymptomatic PSA testing for prostate cancer, issues of shared decision-making around asymptomatic PSA testing, and the development of the patient information sheet for the Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme and Cervical Screening Programme. I have also co-authored a HTA report on the impact of screening on future health promoting behaviours and health beliefs.I gained an MSc in Evidence based Health Care from Oxford University in 1999, and an MA in Applied Social Research (distinction) in 2010. I am currently doing a PhD through an ESRC scholarship.

Title Funder Award start Award end
PROHIP: Exploring the use of patient-reported outcome measures in the field of hip fractures. Royal College of Nursing 01 Sep 2010 30 Nov 2012