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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

My research focuses on patient and public involvement (PPI) and the use of mixed methods in applied health research. I also have a particular interest in stakeholder engagement and secondary data analysis.

I am currently leading a project, funded by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, to map and analyse research priorities identified by patients, carers and clinicians across the UK and internationally.

Recently I led a systematic review of the impact of PPI on recruitment and retention of participants in clinical trials, and the PIRRIST project, which developed a tool to enhance PPI and patient participation in surgical trials. I also conducted 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 for the MSc in Translational Health Sciences, the MSc in Evidence Based Health Care and DPhil supervision.

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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