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Research interests

Katrina is a Reader in Primary Care Research, and Head of Section of Applied Health Research in the Bristol Medical School.  She is also Joint-Head of the Centre for Academic Primary Care and the Bristol NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR). She is also a theme lead (ethnography) within the current CLAHRC west and a collaborator on the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre.

Katrina has worked within health service/primary care research for over 20 years. She is a qualitative methodologist with a disciplinary background in social sciences applied to health. As a methodologist, she works across multiple projects, providing expertise and leadership. Much of Katrina’s research has involved integrating qualitative studies within large randomised controlled trials and programme grants. These studies have been used to develop and evaluate complex interventions, ensure successful trial delivery, aid interpretation of trial results, and to inform implementation of cost-effective interventions across the NHS. Katrina’s research has informed NICE guidelines, been cited in Government documents and presented to the House of Commons. 

Katrina is currently a member of the NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) commissioning board, and an Associate Editor for BMC Family Practice.

External positions

Theme lead

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Research Output

  • 86 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 3 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
  • 3 Review article (Academic Journal)

GP's views on identifying patients at-risk of psychosis: a qualitative study

Strelchuk, D., Wiles, N., Derrick, C., Zammit, S. & Turner, K., 13 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : British Journal of General Practice.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Guidance for reporting intervention development studies in health research (GUIDED): An evidence-based consensus study

    Duncan, E., O'Cathain, A., Rousseau, N., Croot, L., Sworn, K., Turner, K. M., Yardley, L. & Hoddinott, P., 8 Apr 2020, In : BMJ Open. 10, 12 p., e033516.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 30 Downloads (Pure)

    Integrating the digital and the traditional to deliver therapy for depression: lessons from a pragmatic study

    Stawarz, K., Preist, C., Tallon, D., Thomas, L., Turner, K., Wiles, N., Kessler, D., Shafran, R. & Coyle, D., 30 Apr 2020, CHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York, NY: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 14 p. 383

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

    Open Access
  • 18 Downloads (Pure)

    Supervised Work

    Parental understanding of preschool children’s physical activity and sedentary behaviour : Implications for guidelines and policy

    Author: Bentley, G., 7 May 2019

    Supervisor: Jago, R. (Supervisor) & Turner, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)