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Dr Claire Hawkes

Job Title
Senior Research Fellow
WMS - Warwick Clinical Trials Unit
+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).

Title Funder Award start Award end
NIHR HSDR - Stage 2: Facilitating Access to CPR Training in High Risk Areas (FACT study) National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Nov 2021 31 Oct 2024
BHF Application - 3 year extension to OHCAO British Heart Foundation 01 Oct 2018 31 Mar 2024
Evaluating the ReSPECT process in the community setting. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 May 2021 30 Apr 2023
NIHR HS&DR Full stage. Termination of resuscitation in UK ambulance services PROTECTED National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Sep 2019 31 Aug 2022
To investigate why people in areas of high cardiac arrest incidence and low bystander CPR rates are less likely to help resuscitate someone who has a cardiac arrest National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 26 Aug 2020 25 Aug 2021
Survey and Analysis of the Restart a Heart Day Network Resuscitation Council (UK) 26 Nov 2019 26 Nov 2020
Resusitation Council- Emergency Care and Treatment Plan Resuscitation Council (UK) 01 Nov 2015 31 Oct 2016