MSc in Translational Health Sciences
Gemma is a tutor on the Health Organisations and Policy module.
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BA (Hons), MSc (LSE), DPhil
Health Services Researcher
My work focuses on critically analysing the relationships between health and social care policy, practice and lived experience.
I am currently working on a qualitative study of how patients and doctors make shared decisions about surgery as part of the NIHR funded Osiris programme.
I completed my DPhil in 2018 which comprised an in-depth ethnographic case study of integrated health and social care. This work, and related qualitative research exploring how and in what circumstances digital technologies can assist carers, was undertaken as part of the SCALS (Studies in Co-creating Assisted Living Solutions) programme. My work on SCALS also involved developing a public enagement programme in partnership with the Pitt Rivers Museum: Messy Realities: the secret life of technology.
Previously my career has led me from working in the areas of mental health and homelessness in the voluntary sector to senior roles in service development and commissioning in the NHS.
Rethinking integrated care: a systematic hermeneutic review of the literature on integrated care strategies and concepts
HUGHES G. et al, (2020), Milbank Quarterly
Beyond Adoption: A New Framework for Theorizing and Evaluating Nonadoption, Abandonment, and Challenges to the Scale-Up, Spread, and Sustainability of Health and Care Technologies (Preprint)
Greenhalgh T. et al, (2018)
Symbolic, Collective and Intimate Spaces: An Ethnographic Approach to the Places of Integrated Care
HUGHES G., (2018), Ethnographies and Health Reflections on Empirical and Methodological Entanglements, 123 - 139
Analysing the role of complexity in explaining the fortunes of technology programmes: Empirical application of the NASSS framework
Greenhalgh T. et al, (2018), BMC Medicine, 16
Ethnography and Ethics: Securing Permission for Doctoral Research in and From the National Health Service
HUGHES G., (2017)