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Dr Emma Rowley

BSc (Surrey), MSc (London), PhD (Nottingham)
Senior Research Fellow Programme Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 115 8231313
Location: C18 (Institute of Mental Health Building, Jubilee Campus)

Emma Rowley is Senior Research Fellow at NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands (, where she holds the roles of Capacity Development Lead and Knowledge Translation and Implementation Lead. Emma is also the co-lead for the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network's "Translating Research into Practice" workstream, and the Implementation and Involvement Lead for the NIHR MindTech HTC.

Emma is an experienced qualitative social scientist. Her work uses arguments from medical sociology, science and technology studies, and organisational studies, to carry out applied work in relation to the translation and utilisation of innovative medical technologies and interventions in a number of healthcare contexts.

She supervises a number of healthcare improvement PhDs, both in the Business School and across the wider University.

Research Interests
Implementation and translation; Patient safety; Health service improvement; Improvement and Implementation Science.

I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Charlotte Overton

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Patel, S., Malins, S., Guo, B., James, M., Kai, J., Kaylor-Hughes, C., Rowley, E., Simpson, J., Smart, D., Stubley, M. and Tyrer, H.,, (2016), "Protocol investigating the clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural therapy delivered remotely for unscheduled care users with health anxiety: randomised controlled trial", British Journal of Psychaitry Open, Vol.2 (1), 81-87, forthcoming 2016.

Wright, N.; Rowley, E.; Chopra, A.; Gregoriou, K.; Waring, J. (2016), "From Admission to Discharge in Mental Health Services: A Qualitative Analysis of Service User Involvement", Health Expectations, Vol.19 (2), pp. 367-376, DOI: 10.1111/hex.12361.

Bancroft, E.; Castro, E.; Bancroft, G.; Ardern-Jones, A.; Page, E.; Taylor, N.; Eeles, R.; Rowley, E.; Cox, K. (2015), "The psychological impact of undergoing genetic risk profiling in men with a family history of prostate cancer", Psycho-oncology, Vol.24 (11), 1492-1499, doi: 10.1002/pon.3814.

Jordan, M.; Rowley, E.; Morriss, R.; Manning, N. (2015), "An analysis of the Research Team - Service User relationship from the Service User perspective: a consideration of 'The Three Rs' (Roles, Relations, and Responsibilities) for healthcare research organ", Health Expectations, Vol.18 (6), 2693-2703, DOI:10.1111/hex.12243.

Velzen, J., Atkinson, S., Rowley, E. and Martin, J.L. (2015), "The Tradition of Anaesthetic Rooms: Best Practice or Patient Risk?.", Procedia Manufacturing, Vol.3, 59-66, forthcoming 2015.

Bancroft, E.; Castro, E.; Ardern-Jones, A.; Moynihan, C.; Paige, E.; Taylor, N.; Eeles, R.; Rowley, E.; Cox, K. (2014), "It's all very well reading the letters in the genome, but it's a long way to being able to write: Men's interpretations of undergoing genetic profiling to determine future risk of prostate cancer", Familial Cancer, Vol.13 (4), 625-635.

Rowley, E.; Wright, N.; Waring, J.; Gregoriou, K.; Chopra, A. (2014), "Protocol for an exploration of knowledge sharing for improved discharge from a mental health ward", BMJ Open, Vol.4 (9), e005176.

Rowley, E. (2012), "Protocol for a qualitative study exploring the roles of 'Diffusion Fellows' in bridging the research to practice gap in the Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC-NDL),", BMJ Open, 2:e000604, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000604.

Rowley, E.; Morriss, R.; Currie, G.; Schneider, J. (2012), "Research into practice: Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health and Social Care Research (CLAHRC) for Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire (NDL)", Implementation Science, Vol.7 (40), DOI: 10.1186/1748-5908-7-40.

Grant, M.; Rowley, E.; Bailey, S.; Walker, M.; Radford, K. (2011), "Implementing support for returing to work after stroke: A qualitative exploration of existing provision", International Journal of Stroke, Vol.6 (suppl 2), pp 13.

Kendrick, D.; O'Brien, C.; Christie, N.; Coupland, C.; Quinn, C.; Avis, M.; Barker, M.; Barnes, J.; Coffey, F.; Joseph, A.; Morris, A.; Morriss, R.; Rowley, E.; Sleney, J.; Towner, E. (2011), "The impact of injuries study. Multicentre study assessing physical, psychological, social and occupational functioning post injury - a protocol", BMC_Public Health, Vol.11, pp. 963, DOI: 10.1183/1471-2458-11-963.

Martin, G.; Ward, V.; Hendy, J.; Rowley, E.; Nancarrow, S.; Heaton, J.; Britten, N.; Fielden, S.; Ariss, S. (2011), "The challenges of evaluating large-scale, multi-partner programmes: the case of NIHR CLAHRCs", Evidence and Policy, Vol.7 (4), pp. 489-509.

Rowley, E. (2010), "Naughty knickers, stick on nipples and Mrs Doubtfire: The 'humourous' talk of post-mastectomy women", Studies in Qualitative Methodology, Vol.011, New Frontiers in Ethnography.

Waring, J.; Rowley, E.; Dingwall, R.; Palmer, C.; Murcott, T. (2010), "A Narrative Review of the UK's Patient Safety Research Portfolio", Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, Vol.15 (1), pp. 26-32.

Currie, G.; Humphreys, M.; Waring, J.; Rowley, E. (2009), "Narratives of Professional Regulation and Patient Safety: The Case of Medical Devices in Anaesthesia", Health, Risk & Society, Vol.11(2), pp. 117-35.

Plagnol, A.; Rowley, E.; Martin, M.; Livesey, F. (2009), "Industry Perceptions to the Barriers to Commercialisation of Regenerative Medicine Products in the UK", Regenerative Medicine, Vol.4(4), pp. 549-559.

Rhodes, P.; Small, N.; Rowley, E.; Langdon, M.; Ariss, S.; Wright, J. (2008), "Electronic Medical Records in Diabetes Consultations: Participants' Gaze as an Interational Resource", Qualitative Health Research, Vol.18(9), pp. 1247-1263.

Rowley, E. (2007), "On Doing 'Being Ordinary': Women's Accounts of BRCA Testing and Maternal Responsibility", New Genetics & Society, Vol.26 (3), pp. 241-250.

Rowley, E.; Dingwall, R. (2007), "Balancing The Risks to Patient Safety: The Use of Single Use Devices in Anaesthesia", Anaesthesia, Vol.62 (6), pp. 569-574.

Rhodes, P.; Langdon, M.; Rowley, E.; Wright, J.; Small, N. (2006), "What Does The Use Of A Computerised Checklist Mean For Patient-Centred Care? The Example of A Routine Diabetes Review", Qualitative Health Research, Vol.16 (3), pp. 353.376.

Chapters in Books

Rowley, E.; Waring, J. (2014), "Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Patient Safety", Basingstoke: Ashgate Publications.



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