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Claire Reidy

CPsychol, PhD, MSc, BA (Hons)


Health Services Researcher

Dr Claire Reidy is a Chartered Psychologist, Implementation Scientist and Health Services Researcher at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. Claire is currently working on evaluating the national rollout of the NHS App in England using qualitative research methods.

Her research interests lie in digital health and digital innovations, health psychology, self-management strategies, as well as the part that social networks and social support play in managing a long-term condition, especially Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes.

Claire is an experienced mixed methods researcher in diverse healthcare settings, such as in primary care, care in the community, outpatients clinics and voluntary and community groups. 

Claire's research has predominately focused on the incorporation and use of new technologies in long-term conditions, and strategies to improve the self-management support provided to people living with a long-term condition or comorbidities. Claire’s PhD comprised of a mixed-method approach to determine the factors which enable someone with Type 1 diabetes to incorporate a new technology, such as an insulin pump, into their everyday lives, and implementing a social support networking tool named GENIE. This PhD was funded through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) in Wessex based at the University of Southampton, and by the Improvement Science Fellowship at The Health Foundation.

Prior to research Claire worked as a Project Worker with people experiencing long-term and enduring mental health problems in the community and voluntary sector. This work included undertaking psychological therapies and interventions, person-centred-therapy support, and coordination and project management of mental health user-involvement.