Dr Joanne Greenhalgh
Principal Research Fellow
I am part of the Health Hub of the Building Sustainable Societies Transformation Fund Project. I’m interested in applying realist evaluation and realist synthesis to the evaluation of healthcare policy and practice. I have an eclectic academic background, with a first degree in psychology, a Masters in public health and a PhD in health services research. I am currently a board member of the International Society of Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL).
My research has focused on applying a range of social research methods to the design and evaluation of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) and explored their application and use within routine clinical practice. This has included an ESRC funded observational study how multidisciplinary neurorehabilitation teams make sense of and use standardised outcome measures. I am also interested in broader aspects of patient choice in the NHS and clinician-patient communication.
I have previously taught a range of research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
I’m currently co-supervising two PhD students and would be interested in supervising students in the following areas:
- Evaluation of the use of PROMs by clinicians and clinical commissioning groups
- Implementation of PROMs in clinical practice
- Patient’s views on the use and impact of PROMs in routine clinical practice
- Patient choice in the NHS
- Evaluations of other healthcare policies involving the use of realist evaluation of realist synthesis
Tyson S, Greenhalgh J, Long AF and Flynn R (2011) The influence of objective measurement tools on communication and clinical decision-making in neurological rehabilitation, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2010.01555.x
Tyson S, Greenhalgh J, Long AF and Flynn R (2010) The use of measurement tools in clinical practice: an observational study of neurorehabilitation, Clinical Rehabilitation, 24:74-81.
Greenhalgh J, Long AF, Flynn R, Tyson S (2008) “It’s hard to tell” The challenges of scoring patients on standardised outcome measures by multidisciplinary teams: a case study of neurorehabilitation, BMC Health Services Research 8: 217.
Greenhalgh J, Flynn R, Long AF and Tyson S (2008) Tacit and encoded knowledge in the use of standardised outcome measures in multidisciplinary team decision making: a case study of inpatient neurorehabilitation. Social Science and Medicine 67: 183-194
Greenhalgh J, Long, AF and Flynn, R. (2005) The use of patient reported outcome measures in clinical practice: lacking an impact or lacking a theory? Social Science and Medicine, 60: 833-843.
Greenhalgh J and Meadows KA. (1999) The effectiveness of the use of patient based measures of health in routine practice in improving the process and outcomes of patient care: a literature review, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 5(4): 401-416.