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Prof Paula Ormandy
Prof Paula Ormandy
postal addressMary Seacole Building, MS 1.14, Frederick Road Campus , Salford, Greater Manchester , United Kingdom, M6 6PU.
email addressp.ormandy@salford.ac.uk
telephone+44 (0)161 295 0453
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health & Society
From September 2011 to present.
Profile Summary

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.  

Key Qualifications
1994

First Class

2000
1990
2008
Key Projects
2017
Jun
Responding to the needs of patients with IgA nephropathy: A social media approach
Kidney Research UK, 29,323.00.
Principal Investigator: P Ormandy (100%).
2017
May
Bioimpedance Spectroscopy to maintain Renal Output: The BISTRO Trial
National Institute for Health Research, 8,916.00.
Principal Investigator: P Ormandy (100%).
2016
Dec
GMKIN (Greater Manchester Kidney Information Network)
Kidney for Life, 15,000.00.
Principal Investigator: P Ormandy (100%).
2016
Dec
HEIF KE with British Kidney Patients Association
British Kidney Patients Association, 42,678.00.
Principal Investigator: P Ormandy (50%). Co-Investigator: A Ahmed (50%).
2016
Nov
HEIF KE with Belong Healthcare
Belong Healthcare, 48,669.00.
Principal Investigator: A Ahmed (50%). Co-Investigator: P Ormandy (50%).
2016
Jul
2014
Oct
KTP with Dynamic Health Systems
Technology Strategy Board, 100,526.00.
Principal Investigator: P Ormandy (95%). Co-Investigator: G Crawford (5%).
2013
Apr
Increasing South Asian community organ donation through strategic Intervention
British Renal Society, 4,978.00.
Principal Investigator: P Ormandy (100%).
2012
Dec
2012
Sep
Promoting Cervical Screening in the North West of England - A Digital Media Based Approach
NHS Executive, 99,998.00.
Principal Investigator: P Ormandy (50%). Co-Investigator: B Light (50%).
2011
Feb
Are you ready for your screen test?
Department of Health, 24,674.00.
Principal Investigator: B Light (50%). Co-Investigator: P Ormandy (50%).
2009
Mar
KTP with Brook Advisory
Technology Strategy Board, 120,001.00.
Investigators: B Light (50%), P Ormandy (50%).
2004
Jun
What is the most effective and cost effective method of providing information for patient care?
North West Health Care Libraries Unit, 34,840.00.
Investigators: C Hulme (25%), A Long (5%), P Ormandy (25%), A Brettle (45%).
2004
Feb
Evaluation of the organisation and delivery of patient-centred care in acute wards
Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust, 25,000.00.
Investigators: P Ormandy (50%), C Haigh (25%), K Holland (25%).
2003
Sep
Evaluation of Practice in Mental Health
Bolton, Salford and Trafford Mental Health NHS Trust, 20,000.00.
Investigators: A Long (50%), P Ormandy (50%).
2001
Jun
Evaluation Study - Critical Care Skill Mix Developments
Greater Manchester Education Consortium, 50,000.00.
Investigators: M Johnson (40%), A Long (10%), P Ormandy (40%), C Hulme (10%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Reports for External Bodies
Reports
Thesis
Key Presence
Conference Presentations
2009
Sep
2009
May
Memberships of External Bodies
2014
Jan
2013
Dec

Research committee chair and BRS research strategy lead

2013
May

 Patient education and decision making theme lead

2010
Sep
2009
Sep

 Scientific Programme Chair for annual International Conference, 1500-2000 renal care delegates from throughout Europe.

2007
Sep

 Advise on and assist the development, activity, marketing, and content of Journal of Renal Care

Other Research Activity
2002
Dec

Dec 2003 - present

2000
Dec
Other University Research Roles
2018
PhD supervisor and co-supervisor