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Dr Holly Walton
1-19 Torrington Place,
University College London
London
WC1E7HB
Tel: 020 3108 3068
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Appointment
  • Research Fellow
  • Applied Health Research
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Biography

Dr Holly Walton is a research fellow in the Department of Applied Health Research at University College London. Dr Holly Walton graduated with a BSc Psychology (Nottingham Trent University, 2014), MSc Health Psychology (University College London, 2015) and a PhD in Health Psychology(University College London, 2018). Holly‚Äôs research interests include implementation of complex interventions and health care services (in particular fidelity of delivery and engagement), development of high-quality measures to evaluate implementation, patient and staff experience of healthcare services, care coordination, behaviour change. 

Research Themes
Research Summary

Currently, Holly is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Applied Health Research. Within this role, Holly has worked on the following projects:

  • Coordinated Care of Rare Diseases (CONCORD study)
  • NIHR Rapid Service Evaluation Team:
    • COVID Oximetry@home
    • Innovations in adult social care and social work
    • Peer support social care in prisons in England and Wales
  • Prehospital triage for potential stroke patients: lessons from systems implemented in response to COVID-19 (PHOTONIC)
  • Optimising Exome Prenatal Sequencing Services (EXPRESS)


Holly's PhD research focused on evaluating the implementation of social interventions to improve independence in dementia. This research included a systematic review and the use of mixed-methods, including observational methods, qualitative methods and self-report methods.

Teaching Summary
Holly currently co-leads the MSc Population Health module: Key issues in health service delivery, policy and management. 


Appointments
13-AUG-2018 Research Fellow Department of Applied Health Research University College London, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2015 PhD Student Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology University College London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2018   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
2015   Master of Science University College London
2014   Bachelor of Science Nottingham Trent University
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