Professor Catherine Pope
Deputy Director NIHR CLAHRC Wessex
NIHR CLAHRC Wessex Impact lead
Catherine is a health services researcher interested in using sociology to improve health care and services. She leads Emergency and Urgent Care research in the Faculty of Health Sciences and is developing projects on this theme for the CLAHRC Wessex. She contributes to Themes 3, 5 and 6 using her skills in mixed methods, ethnography, and evidence review to support research about staffing and safety, self-management and end of life care.
Catherine has co-edited four books, about health care re-configuration, organisational culture, systematic reviewing and qualitative research methods, including the highly successful Qualitative research in health care currently being revised for a fourth edition. She is an internationally recognised expert in qualitative health research and a key contributor to developing methods for evidence synthesis and has published over 100 peer reviewed journal papers receiving over 21,000 citations. Catherine advised the independent review of evidence on plain paper packaging of tobacco, led by Sir Cyril Chantler in 2014 which was used to support legislation to improve health. Her broader research interests encompass organisational change, workforce and work in health services, and explore the impact of digital and Web technologies on health care.
Projects by Professor Catherine Pope
Data Science Projects by Professor Catherine Pope