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Joanna Crocker

Junior Research Fellow

I joined the department in February 2014 as a Research Fellow funded by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. My work centres around evaluating and assessing the impact of patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. PPI is increasingly regarded as a vital component of medical and health research and can be a pre-requisite for obtaining research funding, but the evidence base for its benefits is currently weak. We need to develop more rigorous methods to capture fully whether, under what circumstances, and to what extent, PPI in research leads to better research and is ultimately beneficial to patients.

I lead the PIRRIST project, which will develop and evaluate a PPI intervention aimed at enhancing recruitment and retention in surgical trials.

Previously, I completed a Masters in Biochemistry at the University of Oxford and a PhD in Public Health at Cardiff University, and carried out post-doctoral research at the UCL Institute of Child Health.

For a list of publications please click here.


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