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Dr Claire Hawkes



Senior Research Fellow


WMS - Warwick Clinical Trials Unit
University of Warwick
Tel: +44 (0)2476151056

Research Interests

Emergency and critical care health services research including: Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) decision making and its implementation, including the associated health service systems to support the processes involved and establishing a registry for out of hospital cardiac arrest. Implementation of evidence into practice. Methodologies to test and evaluate the impacts of complex health service interventions, including the use of mixed methods and process evaluation in clinical trials.


I joined the Emergency and Critical Care research group in the Warwick Clinical Trials Unit (WCTU) at Warwick Medical School in January 2015. My current work focuses on cardiac arrest, including developing an evaluation of a new system of embedding Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Emergency Care Treatment Plans and working with the Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Registry Outcomes (OHACO) project team. Prior to joining WCTU, I worked as a Research Fellow in the School of Healthcare and Medical Sciences at Bangor University (2009-2015), with the Royal College of Nursing Institute at the University of Warwick (2006-2009) and as a Lecturer in Adult Nursing at Oxford Brookes University (2003-2006). My clinical background is as a critical care nurse in cardiac and general intensive care. My interest in implementation research and methodologies to test and evaluate complex health service interventions stems from my PhD and post-doctoral positions. This work consists of mixed methods evaluations and pragmatic trials of guideline implementation in critical care (implementation of nurse-led extubation in cardiac surgery), surgical (PoISE) and community settings (FIRE, an international collaboration funded by EUFP7 programme).

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