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 Zoë Abbott

Zoë Abbott

Research student, School of Medicine

Overview

I  am a PhD student in the Division of Population Medicine in Cardiff University's School of Medicine.  My research interests include co-production, shared decision making, and person centred care; as well as qualitative research, with an emphasis on realist methods.  I am passionate about the inclusion of under-served populations in the design, conduct, and recruitment to health research projects.


I am a member of the Collaborative Health research group. 


My background is in health research delivery (including Research Network management, Trial and Data Management for a UK-wide multi-site project; and the local delivery and facilitation of research projects across primary, secondary, and community care research projects, across South and West Wales).  I have experience in designing, creating, and managing an expertise-by-experience research partner group; and designing interactive public engagement micro-events.

Research

Thesis

Starting a family when you have inflammatory arthritis: can a co-production approach to creating pre-conception health improve the sustainability of NHS services?

Funding source

Health and Care Research Wales

Supervisors

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Dr Natalie Joseph-Williams

Senior Lecturer in Improving Patient Care, Joint Academic Lead for Public Involvement and Engagement

Professor Adrian Edwards

Director, Division of Population Medicine