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Dr Emily Harrop

Dr Emily Harrop

Research Associate

School of Medicine

Email:
harrope@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 7184
Location:
1st floor, Neuadd Meirionnydd, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YS

I am a qualitative researcher with a background in social science and health research. My current research interests are; the experiences and support needs of family carers; patient experiences of clinical trials; patient and family experiences of living with advanced illnesses and service innovation and evaluation in palliative and end of life care.

Education and qualifications

  • PhD School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University (2010)

  • MSc Ethnicity and Multiculturalism, University of Bristol (2004)

  • BA hons History, University of Bristol (2002)

Career overview

  • 2011 - present: Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre, Cardiff University
  • 2010-2011: Researcher, Arad Research.
  • 2006-2010: PhD student, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
  • 2005-2006: Research Assistant, Cardiff Institute of Society Health and Ethics (CISHE).

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I provide teaching and supervisory support to the MSc Palliative Medicine, including Qualitative Research Methods, small group sessions and supervision of MSc dissertations.

My current research interests are; the experiences and support needs of family carers; patient experiences of clinical trials; patient and family experiences of living with advanced illnesses and service innovation and evaluation in palliative and end of life care.

Current projects:

Supporting people bereaved through advanced illness: A systematic review of the evidence and development of a core outcome set for bereavement research in palliative care, Marie Curie

Palliative radiotherapy in addition to self-expanding metal stent for improving dysphagia and survival in advanced oesophageal cancer: ROCS (Radiotherapy after Oesophageal Cancer Stenting) Study. Qualitative Study. HTA.

Recent projects:

The Challenge Pathway Study: An evaluation of an innovative service model for the end of life care of people with dementia (2015/2016)

Breaking down barriers: An evaluation of a hospice led project aimed at improving access to palliative care for Black and Minority Ethnic groups. A multi method longitudinal evaluation involving stakeholder interviews with health professionals, BME community groups and project staff; documentary analysis and analysis of ethnicity and demographic data. Marie Curie Cancer Care Centre Grant/ Big Lottery (2012 to 2015)

QUALFRAG: A Qualitative study exploring patients’ experience of the FRAGMATIC lung cancer trial. A longitudinal interview study which investigated the experiences and support needs of advanced lung cancer patients participating in a large clinical trial. Velindre Stepping Stones Charitable Trust (2011/2012)

BOLERO qualitative sub study. An interview study with bladder cancer patients who decline randomisation to the BOLERO trial.  CRUK (2011/2012).

Managing home based care: the experiences and support needs of carers of patients with advanced illness. A focus group study with community nurse specialists, health care assistants and current and former carers. Marie Curie Cancer Care Centre Grant (2011)

Research grants:

Harrop E., Nelson A., Byrne A., Sivell S., Morgan F., Fitzgibbon J., Pickett S. Supporting people bereaved through advanced illness: A systematic review of the evidence and development of a core outcome set for bereavement research in palliative care. Marie Curie Research Grant