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Professor Paula Ormandy is an experienced health service researcher, she leads the research programme for long term conditions with specific research interests in chronic kidney disease, patient information needs, self care and self-management, and more recently the use of digital media in health. She has undertaken research at a National and European level that has directly impacted on and informed clinical practice. Recently, using digital and social media campaigns to increase cervical screening uptake in 25-29 year olds; lesbian, gay and bisexual women, and developing digital apps to communicate sexual health information to young people. Paula was scientific programme chair for the annual International EDTNA/ERCA Conference, and a member of the Research Board collaborating on pan-European projects, such as the European Practice Database project, a longitudinal epidemiological study comparing practice across renal care centres. She is now British Renal Society Education Committee theme lead for patient decision making and education, and recently took over the British Renal Society Research Committee Chair.
Paula has developed the School PhD programmes as the Post-Graduate Research Co-ordinator for a number of years, is an experienced PhD supervisor and examiner, with 6 PhD completions. Experienced in using qualitative and mixed methods of enquiry, she has a comprehensive background in service evaluation, working with practitioners to develop research capability, alongside generating evidence base on how to modify and work more effectively in clinical practice. She is committed to research utilisation and knowledge transfer particularly focusing on patient engagement, involving users to prioritise, develop and direct research agendas.
Research committee chair and BRS research strategy lead
Patient education and decision making theme lead
Scientific Programme Chair for annual International Conference, 1500-2000 renal care delegates from throughout Europe.
Advise on and assist the development, activity, marketing, and content of Journal of Renal Care
Dec 2003 - present