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Joanna Crocker

MBiochem (Oxon), PhD


Senior Researcher

  • Senior Researcher (Mixed Methods), Interdisciplinary Research in Health Sciences
  • Research Associate, Green Templeton College

I joined the department in 2014 as a Research Fellow funded by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (OxBRC). My work has centred around evaluating and assessing the impact of patient and public involvement (PPI) in research, using mixed methods.

I led the PIRRIST project, which aimed to develop a PPI intervention to enhance recruitment and retention in surgical trials. I have conducted a systematic review of the impact of PPI on recruitment and retention of participants in clinical trials, a mixed methods study evaluating a James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership, and a qualitative study of PPI contributors’ views on the value and impact of PPI in research – part of the HealthTalk project about PPI in research. I also contributed to the METHODICAL study, which generated research priorities for PPI in clinical trials.

I am involved in teaching at the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine and DPhil supervision. I am also an ongoing member of the MRC Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research - Recruitment Working Group.

Previously, I completed a Masters in Biochemistry at the University of Oxford and a PhD in Primary Care at Cardiff University, and carried out post-doctoral research at the UCL Institute of Child Health - Louis Dundas Centre for Children's Palliative Care.

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