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Dr Helen Barratt
Room 112
Department of Applied Health Research
1-19 Torrington Place
London
WC1E 7HB
Tel: 020 7679 8285
Appointment
  • Honorary Clinical Lecturer
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Population Health Sciences
 
 
Biography

I qualified in medicine from Imperial College London and am a final year speciality registrar training in public health medicine in the London Deanery, with an interest in health services research. In 2013, I completed a PhD within the Department of Applied Health Research at University College London, funded by a Wellcome Trust research training fellowship. I have Masters degrees in both Public Health (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Bioethics (University of Surrey). Prior to my PhD, I held an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship at UCL and before that an academic foundation post at Imperial College London.

Research Themes
Research Summary

I currently work as part of the recently established NIHR CLAHRC North Thames, based in the Department of Applied Health Research at UCL.

My PhD thesis used qualitative methods to examine the process of reconfiguring acute hospital services, for example consolidating facilities on fewer sites to centralise access to emergency care. It focused specifically on what might be done to improve engagement processes to better take account of public concerns. In 2010, I provided independent academic input into the review of plans to downgrade acute services at Chase Farm Hospital in north London.

I have also carried out a number of other projects using quantitative methods, particularly relating to the organisation of acute care, including an analysis of the impact of transferring critical care patients to other hospitals when there is a lack of beds locally. I am a co-author of the UK Intensive Care Society‚Äôs Guidelines for the transport of the critically ill adult.



 

Teaching Summary

I contribute to a number of teaching programmes, mainly for MBBS students at UCL, focussing on health care organisation and public health.

Appointments
27-SEP-2013 Honorary Clinical Lecturer Department of Applied Health Research University College London, United Kingdom
27-SEP-2010 – 26-SEP-2013 Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellow Department of Applied Health Research University College London, United Kingdom
01-AUG-2007 Speciality Registrar in Public Health   London Deanery, United Kingdom
01-APR-2007 – 31-JUL-2010 NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow Department of Epidemiology and Public Health University College London, United Kingdom
01-AUG-2006 – 30-JUN-2007 Academic Foundation Trainee   Imperial College London, United Kingdom
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