Dr Daniella Holland-Hart
I am a researcher in the Marie Cure Palliative Care Research Centre (Division of Population Medicine) with a background in social science and policy. My current research focuses on patient experiences along cancer pathways with a specific interest in patient- clinician communication, coproduction including shared decision making, inequalities, quality of life and palliative care.
Education and Qualifications
2014: PhD: Sociology Goldsmiths, University of London.
2002 MA International Relations, Swansea University
2000 BSc/Econ Politics with International Relations, Swansea University
2019 i-act practitioner- (Understanding and promoting positive mental health and wellbeing training) Royal College of Psychiatrists accredited
Honours and awards
ESRC CASE Studentship PhD (2019)
2016- Present: Research Associate, Division of Population Medicine, School of Medicine, Cardiff University
2014 –2015: Research Assistant, Unit for development in Intellectual Disabilities, University of South Wales
Committees and reviewing
Journal reviewer: BMJ Leader; Journal of Participatory Medicine; Health Expectations; PMC Public Health; Research Involvement and Engagement
2022- Tutor: Long-term conditions module- Health literacy (School of Medicine)
2020- Present Tutor/ facilitator: Evidence Based Medicine module- Patient centre care -Shared decision making (School of Medicine)
2017-2019: Lecturer: Teaching Diverse Learners (Creating and managing inclusive learning environments) Doctoral Academy
Currently my research focuses on integrating patient preferences and priorites into precision medicine approaches and optimising patient experience along cancer pathways. This work is Wales Cancer Research Centre (WCRC) funded. I also carry out qualitative research for cancer trials:
(SCOPE 2) Study of Chemoradiotherapy in Oesophageal cancer including PET response and dose Escalation projects. Qualitative analysis of patient experiences and perceptions of participating in a trial of escalated definitive chemoradiotherapy (dCRT) compared with standard dose and of the two PET driven drug regimes.
(CHRONOS) Study of Comparative Health Research Outcomes of Novel Surgery in prostate cancer. Qualitative research with patients’ and staff participating in a trial, decision making for prostate cancer treatment pathways and patient’s quality of life.
(PLUS): Pharmacy Referrals for Lung Cancer Symptoms Study. Exploring the acceptability and feasibility of a pharmacy referral service for lung cancer which focused on people from lower-socio-economic communities.
(PREDICT-CAT) Predicting Self-reported Benefit for cataract patients, Supporting Decision. Making and Calibrating Health utilities for Cataract Surgery. A mixed methods study developing and user testing of a decision support intervention for cataract patients.
(Prudent Healthcare)- exploring the perceptions and experiences of clinicians, patients and public regarding the concept of The Prudent healthcare policy, focusing on coproduction and shared decision making.
Training and developmental needs of social care workers who support older people with learning disabilities in relation to their health.
Holland-Hart D, McCutchan GM, Quinn-Scoggins HD, et al. (2021) Feasibility and acceptability of a community pharmacy referral service for suspected lung cancer symptoms. BMJ Open Respiratory Research 2021;8:e000772. doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2020-000772
Jordan, A., Joseph-Williams, N., Edwards, A., Holland-Hart, D., Wood, F. (2019) "I'd Like to Have More of a Say because it's my Body": Adolescents' Perceptions around Barriers and Facilitators to Shared Decision-Making. Journal of Adolescent Health, Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.05.024
Holland-Hart, D., Addis, S., Edwards, A., Kenkre, J., Wood, F. (2018) Co-production and health: public and clinicians’ perceptions of the barriers and facilitators, Health Expectations. Wiley doi:10.1111/hex.12834
Addis, S., Holland-Hart, D., Edwards, A., Neal, R, Wood, F. (2018), Implementing Prudent Healthcare in the NHS in Wales: what are the Barriers and Enablers for Clinicians? Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, Wiley. doi:10.1111/jep.13023
Northway, R., Holland-Hart, D. and Jenkins, R. (2016), Meeting the health needs of older people with intellectual disabilities: exploring the experiences of residential social care staff. Health Soc. Care Community. doi:10.1111/hsc.12380 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hsc.12380/abstract
Northway, R., Jenkins, R. and Holland-Hart, D. (2016), Training of Residential Social Care Staff to Meet the Needs of Older People with Intellectual Disabilities who develop Age-Related Health Problems: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Applied Research in Intellect Disabilities. doi:10.1111/jar.12283
Sparrow J., Grzeda M., Frost A., Liu C., Johnston R., Scanlon P., Pithara C., Elliott D., Donovan J., Joseph-Williams N., Holland-Hart D., Donachie PHJ., Dixon P., Taylor, H., Breheny K., Kandiyali, R., Sterne J., Hollingworth W., Evans, D., Fox, F., Theodoropoulou S., Hughes, R., Quinn, M., Gray, D., Benjamin, L., Loose, A., Edwards, L., Craggs, P., Paget, F., Kapoor K., Searle J., Cataract Surgery: Measuring and predicting patient level vision related health benefits and harms. (2021) NIHR.https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/programmes/pgfar/RP-PG-0611-20013/#/documentation
Recknagel, Gabi and Holland, Daniella (2013) How Inclusive and How Empowering? Two Case Studies Researching the Impact of Active Citizenship Learning Initiatives in a Social Policy Context (chapter) in M Mayo, Mendiwelso-Bendek, Z and Packham, C (ed.) (2013) Community Research for Community Development, Baskingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Patient experience and patient communication
Coproduction (shared decision making)
Lead Supervisor for Amy Gamble- Masters’ in Public Health dissertation. Comparing the potential of the RTS,S/AS0 vaccination with current malaria preventative methods for children in sub-Saharan Africa to improve health outcomes.
Lead Supervisor for Nina George- Masters’ in Public Health dissertation. What the barriers and facilitators to colorectal cancer screening among ethnic minorities in developed countries? (awarded 2021)
Lead Supervisor for Grace King- Masters’ in Public Health dissertation. How can breastfeeding uptake be increased in HIV positive women living in South Africa?’ (awarded 2020)
Lead Supervisor for Daniele DeLeone- Masters’ in Public Health dissertation. A Systematic Qualitative Review of How Different Low-Incidence Countries Afflicted with Tuberculosis Approach Healthcare Systems for Migrants in an effort to Reduce Infection. (Case Studies of Sweden and the Netherlands) (awarded 2019)
Public Patient Involvement- Impact Pilot 2021-2022 (Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre)
PPI coordination for Optimising Patient Experience workpakage (Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre)