Dr Maria Panagioti, University of Manchester
I am an applied health services researcher and senior lecturer in primary care at the University of Manchester. I parallel, since October 2019, I am leading the ‘Safer Care Systems and Transitions’ theme of the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre.
I am a psychologist by background, I completed my PhD in clinical and health psychology in 2011 and since then I have continued my career in health services and primary care. My vision is to implement research which will be needs-driven and translatable into better healthcare polices for promoting high quality, safe primary care and interfaces. My major interests are to provide safe, high quality health care to all patients including vulnerable people with mental ill health or vulnerable people in social care systems. I am also interested in improving the wellbeing, recruitment and retention of workforce in primary care.
Improving my leadership skills is the most important challenge at this transitional stage of my career which will enable me effectively collaborate member established leaders in my field as well as early career researchers.