Annie is a full time research officer at the North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research. Annie is a qualitative researcher whose research interests include health and society, health services, stigma in healthcare, and patient and carer perspectives. Annie has worked on many studies in both primary and palliative care contexts and has experience in qualitative data collection and analysis.
Current projects include the NIHR HTA funded study ‘CARer-Administration of as-needed subcutaneous medication for breakthrough symptoms in homebased dying patients: A UK Study (CARiAD), ‘Wales Interventions and Cancer Knowledge about Early Diagnosis (WICKED) funded by Cancer Research Wales, and ‘Exploring the views of patients, those close to them, and healthcare professionals on advance care planning using qualitative case study methodology’ which is funded by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.
Annie has recently completed a Health and Care Research Wales PhD studentship entitled ‘Smoking, lung cancer, and presentation of symptoms to primary care: accounts of smokers and people with lung cancer’.
Previous work includes the Tenovus funded project ‘Final development and field testing of scripts for use in consultations for human papillomavirus (HPV) tested women in the National Cervical Screening Programme’ and assisting on several systematic reviews including ‘ABC-DEEP; an update of the previous CRUK funded systematic review ‘Time to Diagnosis in symptomatic cancer: does it have an effect on clinical and psychological outcomes’.
Annie has presented research at several national and international conferences and is involved with teaching and supervision in the School of Health Sciences.
PhD in Health Sciences – Bangor University
MA (hons) Sociology 2:1 – University of Edinburgh
- Qualitative research
- Community and social networks
- Health and society
Neal RD, Tharmanathan P, France B, Din NU, Cotton S, Fallon-Ferguson J, Hamilton W, Hendry A, Hendry M, Lewis R, Macleod U, Mitchell ED, Pickett M, Rai T, Shaw K, Stuart N, Tørring ML, Wilkinson C, Williams B, Williams N, Emery J. ‘Is increased time to diagnosis and treatment in symptomatic cancer associated with poorer outcomes? Systematic review’ British Journal of Cancer (2015); 1-16; doi: 10.1038/bjc.2015.48
Poolman M, Roberts J, Byrne A, Perkins P, Hoare Z, Nelson A, Hiscock J, Hughes D, Foster B, O’Connor J, Reymond L, Healy S, Roberts R, Wee B, Lewis P, Johnstone R, Roberts S, Holmes E, Wright S, Hendry A, Wilkinson C. ‘CARer-Administration of as-needed subcutaneous medication for breakthrough symptoms in homebased dying patients (CARiAD); study protocol for a UK-based open randomised pilot trial’ Trials (2019) 20 (105)
Lewis R, Hendry M, Din N, Stanciu A, Nafees S, Hendry A, Teoh ZH, Lloyd T, Parsonage R, Neal RD, Collier G, Huws DW. ‘Pragmatic methods for reviewing exceptionally large bodies of evidnce: systematic mapping review and overview of systematic reviews using lung cancer survival as an exemplar’ Systematic Reviews 2019 8:171