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Empathy Programme Organogram

Roles and responsibilities of the team:

Jeremy Howick

Jeremy Howick

Jeremy’s roles include the overall direction, research, public engagement, communication, teaching, and delivering empathy training (with Sian Rees)

Key areas of expertise / roles

  • Systematic reviews related to empathy (also co-applicant on a grant to develop and trial empathy training for GPs)
  • Communication to non-academic audiences
  • International outreach for Empathy Programme (Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Berkeley Happiness Project, etc.)
  • Philosophy of empathy (ethics of therapeutic communication, conceptual analysis)
  • Training and development – have developed (with Sian) an empathy training course. Am in discussions with ContEd to deliver there (among other places.)
Interests
  • How to (re) establish empathy into the heart of healthcare.
  • Analyzing the economic benefits of empathic healthcare systems
  • Would like to spin out a company, Empatiq, Inc. Have started the process.
  • Developing and expanding empathy training that is co-produced by lay people and professionals

Other roles

Assist with social media and dissemination, organising conferences, etc.

Sian Rees

Sian Rees

Sian’s roles include the overall direction, engagement with policy, communication, teaching, and delivering empathy training (with Jeremy Howick)

Key areas of expertise / roles

  • Policy
  • Public health
  • Healthcare management
  • Training and development – currently medical student teaching at GTC and broader training within the south of England on coproduction
  • Developing broad networks within and outside health
  • Health of healthcare practitioners

Interests

  • The relationships between practitioner health and wellbeing, patient outcomes and empathy
  • Developing the concept of the empathic organisation
  • The interface between health and the environment and with humanities and the arts
  • Developing and expanding empathy training that is co-produced by lay people and professionals

Other roles

  • Assist with social media and dissemination, organizing conferences, etc.
Hajira Dambha-Miller

Hajira Dambha-Miller

Hajira’s roles include engagement with general practice, policy, and teaching

Key areas of expertise / roles

  • Practising GP
  • Clinical tutor and educational supervisor to GP trainees and medical students
  • Dissemination of research into clinical practice
  • Editorial Board, British Journal of General Practice
  • Research experience in systematic reviews and observational studies in primary care.

Interests

  • Quantifying observational associations between empathy and human aspects of healthcare, in relation to clinical outcomes
  • Examining the economic impact of empathy and the broader aspects of human interaction within primary care consultation he
  • Understanding the mechanisms that underpin associations between empathy and clinical outcomes in chronic disease
  • Promoting training and development of empathy and patient-centred care in medical schools and lifelong professional development