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Carole Mockford

Job Title
Senior Research Fellow
WMS - Royal College of Nursing Research Institute
024 761 50627
Research Interests

My particular interests are in older people research, patient and carer experiences of services associated with neurological diseases such as motor neurone disease (MND) and dementia, and patient and public involvement (PPI) in healthcare services.


I am an experienced researcher working in Higher Education and specialise in health services related research. I have worked on several qualitative and mixed methods studies including systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials, and instrument development. I have worked on studies across the life cycle from babies of vulnerable mothers to the frail elderly, and on studies in both public health and NHS clinical settings.
I am Principal Investigator on the SHARED study funded by the National Institute for Health Research: a 2 year study investigating the experiences of health and social care service delivery after hospital discharge for people with undiagnosed memory loss and dementia and their family carers with the purpose of developing service user-led recommendations for hospital and community staff. Service users have been involved in all stages of the research from development to dissemination. I have previously worked on several externally funded research studies with a wide variety of academics, health professionals and service users, and have a wide experience of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. I am also a PhD supervisor and examiner of PhD vivas and first year upgrades. I have presented at many major conferences both nationally and internationally, and I review manuscripts for several academic journals, and grant applications for major research funding bodies.

Title Funder Award start Award end
Evaluating the Use of Patient Experience Data to Improve the Quality of Inpatient Mental Health Care National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Dec 2015 30 Nov 2018
evaluation MERIT additional funds Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust 01 Oct 2016 31 Dec 2017
A meta-ethnography of healthcare professionals' experience of treating adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain to improve the experience and quality of healthcare. NIHR via Ox National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Nov 2015 30 Apr 2017
Mental Health Alliance for Excellence, Resilience Innovation & Training - MERIT Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust 13 Mar 2016 31 Jul 2016
Carer and patient-led development of recommendations for people with dementia from hospital discharge to the community: understanding what is important National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Sep 2013 31 Aug 2015
HS&DR Full application: Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation decisions DNACPR National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jan 2013 31 Dec 2013
Implementation of Research into Healthcare Practice - FP7 EU FIRE (Fascilitating the implementation of research evidence) European Commission 01 Jan 2009 30 Jun 2013