Improvement science and research methods seminar April 2023: Designing a complex intervention development study: experiences from a post-doctoral fellowship application

On 19th April, Dr Greg Whitley gave the seminar “Designing a complex intervention development study: experiences from a post-doctoral fellowship application”.

Greg was recently awarded a prestigious Advanced Clinical and Practitioner Academic Fellowship (ACAF), making him the first paramedic in England to receive a HEE/NIHR funded postdoctoral fellowship. The seminar discussed Greg’s experiences of developing a post-doctoral fellowship application, with a specific focus on designing a study that aimed to develop and test a complex intervention. Key aspects of complex intervention study design were covered, such as patient and public involvement, time and resources needed, along with a discussion of key literature, including the new 2021 Medical Research Council complex intervention development guidance. If you were unable to attend on the day, please view the video and the slides below. Contact Sue Bowler for an invitation to future seminars:

Greg is a registered paramedic with 12 years of clinical experience in the ambulance service. He works across the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust and the University of Lincoln as a paramedic research fellow and a lecturer in paramedic science. He has worked on several clinical trials including the NIHR HTA funded AIRWAYS-2 and PARAMEDIC-3 studies. He completed his PhD in 2020 at the University of Lincoln, titled “Pre-hospital pain management in children: A mixed methods study”. He is an active member of the Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU) and leads the Prehospital and Emergency Quality and Outcomes (PEQO) theme. He is also an Associate Editor for the British Paramedic Journal.

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