Jonathan is a Senior Lecturer in Qualitative and Mixed Methods Applied Health Research. He has broad based expertise in the application of qualitative and mixed methods research approaches in a range of applied health and policy contexts.
He is currently the qualitative research lead for several UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded clinical trials and trial feasibility studies. This research includes qualitative work with patients, parents of paediatric patients and a range of clinical staff involved in the delivery of clinical care and related trials. His research interests include the application of qualitative methodologies to understand the patient experience of disease and treatments and how those insights translate to issues including;
- the content and selection of outcomes for clinical research;
- the acceptability of treatments and the related feasibility of clinical trials;
- adaptation to chronic disease and the role of medical and surgical treatments in this.
Jonathan is currently conducting research in a range of clinical areas including Burns, Parkinson’s Disease, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
He has previously conducted evaluations of complex policy interventions, including projects that have examined the expansion of undergraduate medical education across England, the New Deal for Communities regeneration programme and the English Health Trainers initiative. This work has been supported by research funders including the National Institute for Health Research (Policy Research Programme) and the Higher Education Funding Council for England.