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Dr Erica Gadsby BSocSc, PGDipPH, PhD, FRSPH

Senior Research Fellow

 

 

I am a Senior Research Fellow at CHSS at the University of Kent with 13 years’ experience working in public health, health policy and systems research.

I recently completed a 3 year study as part of the Department of Health-funded Policy Research Unit on Commissioning and the Healthcare System (PRUComm), examining how health sector reforms are affecting the commissioning and delivery of public health services, with a specific focus on obesity and weight management.

I also work with several English local authorities in public health research collaborations, and am part of a team conducting health system research in Ukraine (see the ‘projects’ tab for more information).

I have particular interests in health systems, policy making and implementation processes, evidence-informed decision making, international public health, and health improvement/health promotion. During the last 13 years, I’ve accumulated wide-ranging experience in public health-related research and practice. I am an experienced qualitative researcher, focusing on real-world situations and issues, and drawing on methods and perspectives from a range of disciplines.

My experience encompasses research into, of and for policy. I have, for example, conducted a critical discourse analysis of public health policy, provided advice to policy makers on the implementation of a shared decision-making programme for urology patients, worked with the WHO Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research on enhancing capacity for evidence-informed policy making and provided advice to the English Department of Health on the national roll-out of the Personal Health Budgets programme.

I joined the University of Kent in 2012.  Following completion of my PhD and DipPH in 2004, I worked for Picker Institute Europe as a health services researcher, developing guidance on shared decision-making tools.
I then moved to Uganda to apply and develop my public health training. I co-ordinated a large-scale emergency public health programme in northern Uganda for a humanitarian aid agency (GOAL), and worked to improve overall programme monitoring and evaluation.

On my return to the UK, I was appointed Teaching Fellow at the University of Leeds’ Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, where I undertook international health policy/systems research, teaching, and technical assistance projects for the World Health Organisation, the European Commission and others. I was Programme Director of an Intercalated BSc in International Health and Development and taught a number of public health, research methods and critical thinking modules.

I completed my BSocSc in Social Policy and Sociology at Birmingham, and was awarded a PGCert in Research Methods, PGDip in Public Health, and PhD in public health policy at Oxford Brookes University. My PhD was entitled “Talking about ‘public health’: an exploration of the public health roles of primary care practitioners in England”.


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Article
Gadsby, E. W., Jong, C.- de, Bhopal, S., Corlett, H. and Turner, S. (2022) "Qualitative analysis of the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic response on paediatric health services in North of Scotland and North of England", BMJ Open. BMJ. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-056628.
Gadsby, E. W., Wistow, G. and Billings, J. R. (2022) "A critical systems evaluation of the introduction of a 'discharge to assess' service in Kent", Critical Social Policy. SAGE. doi: 10.1177/02610183211065028.
Reynolds, J., Gadsby, E., Rijken, M., Stoop, A., ESPALLARGUES, M., Lloyd, H. M., Close, J. and De Bruin, S. (2021) "Measuring Older Peoples' Experiences of Person-Centred Coordinated Care:Experience and Methodological Reflections from Applying a Patient Reported Experience Measure in SUSTAIN", International Journal of Integrated Care. Ubiquity Press. doi: 10.5334/ijic.5504.
Duddy, C., Wong, G., Gadsby, E. W., Krska, J. and Hibberd, V. (2021) "NHS Health Check programme: a protocol for a realist review", BMJ Open. BMJ. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-048937.
Gadsby, E., Hotham, S., Eida, T., Lawrence, C. and Merritt, R. (2020) "Impact of a community-based pilot intervention to tackle childhood obesity: a 'whole-system approach' case study", BMC Public Health. BMC. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-09694-2.
MacInnes, J., Gadsby, E. W., Reynolds, J., Cayuelas Mateu, N., Lette, M., Ristl, C. and Billings, J. R. (2020) "Exploring the team climate of health and social care professionals implementing integrated care for older people in Europe", International Journal of Integrated Care. Ubiquity Press. doi: 10.5334/ijic.5467.
MacInnes, J., Gadsby, E., Reynolds, J., Nuria, C., Lette, M., Haeusler, C. and Billings, J. (2020) "Exploring the team climate of health and social care professionals implementing integrated care for older people in Europe", International Journal of Integrated Care. Ubiquity Press, pp. 1-13. doi: 10.5334/ijic.5467.
Lette, M., Stoop, A., Gadsby, E., Ambugo, E. A., Mateu, N. C., Reynolds, J., Nijpels, G., Baan, C. and de Bruin, S. R. (2020) "Supporting Older People to Live Safely at Home – Findings from Thirteen Case Studies on Integrated Care Across Europe", International Journal of Integrated Care. Ubiquity Press. doi: 10.5334/ijic.5423.
de Bruin, S. R., Billings, J. R., Stoop, A., Lette, M., Ambugo, E. A., Gadsby, E. W., Häusler, C., Obermann, K., Ahi, G.-P., Reynolds, J., Ruppe, G., Tram, N., Wistow, G., Zonneveld, N., Nijpels, G. and Baan, C. (2020) "Different Contexts, Similar Challenges. SUSTAIN's Experiences with Improving Integrated Care in Europe", International Journal of Integrated Care. Ubiquity Press, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.5334/ijic.5492.
Stoop, A., Lette, M., Ambugo, E. A., Gadsby, E. W., Goodwin, N., MacInnes, J., Minkman, M., Wistow, G., Zonnerveld, N., Nijpels, G., Baan, C. A. and de Bruin, S. R. (2020) "Improving person-centredness in integrated care for older people: experiences from thirteen integrated care sites in Europe", International Journal of Integrated Care. Ubiquity Press. doi: 10.5334/ijic.5427.
Hamilton-West, K. E., Gadsby, E. W. and Hotham, S. (2019) "Improving the evidence base for social prescribing", British Medical Journal. BMJ. doi: 10.1136/bmj.l744.
Hamilton-West, K., Gadsby, E., Zaremba, N. and Jaswal, S. (2019) "Evaluability Assessments as an Approach to Examining Social Prescribing", Health and Social Care in the Community. Wiley, pp. 1085-1094. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12726.
Hamilton-West, K. E., Gadsby, E. W. and Hotham, S. (2019) "Helen Salisbury: Social prescribing and the No 17 bus", BMJ. BMJ Publishing Group. doi: 10.1136/bmj.l271.
Calnan, M., Gadsby, E. W., Kondé, M. K., Diallo, A. and Rossman, J. S. (2017) "The response to and impact of the Ebola epidemic: towards an agenda for interdisciplinary research", International Journal of Health Policy and Management. Kerman University of Medical Sciences, pp. 402-411. doi: 10.15171/ijhpm.2017.104.
Peckham, S., Gadsby, E., Jenkins, L., Coleman, A., Bramwell, D. and Perkins, N. (2017) "Views of public health leaders in English local authorities - changing perspectives following the transfer of responsibilities from the National Health Service to local government", Local Government Studies. Taylor & Francis, pp. 842-863. doi: 10.1080/03003930.2017.1322069.
Gadsby, E., Peckham, S., Coleman, A., Bramwell, D., Perkins, N. and Jenkins, L. (2017) "Commissioning for health improvement following the 2012 health and social care reforms in England: what has changed?", BMC Public Health. BMC. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4122-1.
Spencer, S., Gadsby, E. W., Ogilvie, J. and Elliott, S. (2016) "Evaluability assessments as an approach to supporting healthy weight", British Journal of Healthcare Management, pp. 510-517. doi: 10.12968/bjhc.2016.22.10.510.
Monograph
Hunter, D. J., Peckham, S. and Gadsby, E. W. (2017) Importance of Process and Impact Evaluation of Public Health Programmes/Policies Overall and Especially in Financially Deprived Settings Working Paper 1. Centre for Health Services Studies. Available at: https://www.kent.ac.uk/chss/docs/Public%20Health%20Ukraine/Ch_2_Importance_Process_Impact_%20Eval_%20PHProgrammes.pdf.
Gadsby, E. W., Peckham, S., Kvit, A. and Ruskykh, K. (2017) Public health programmes and policies in Ukraine: development, design and implementation Working Paper 3. Centre for Health Services Studies.
Jenkins, L. M., Bramwell, D., Coleman, A., Gadsby, E. W., Ogilvie, J., Peckham, S., Perkins, N. and Segar, J. (2016) Public Health and Obesity in England - The New Infrastructure Examined (Phoenix) Findings from Surveys of Directors of Public Health and Elected Members in English Local Authorities 2014 and 2015 - Second Survey Report. Policy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System. Available at: http://blogs.lshtm.ac.uk/prucomm/2016/07/27/public-health-and-obesity-in-england-the-new-infrastructure-examined/.
Peckham, S., Gadsby, E. W., Coleman, A., Jenkins, L. M., Perkins, N., Bramwell, D., Ogilvie, J., Rutter, H. and Segar, J. (2016) Phoenix: Public Health and Obesity in England - the New Infrastructure Examined. Policy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System. Available at: http://blogs.lshtm.ac.uk/prucomm/files/2016/07/PHOENIX-report-final.pdf.
Conference or workshop item
Gadsby, E. W., Eida, T., Marchand, C., Hendrie, N., Vass, R. and Nizalova, O. (2018) "Working differently for improved primary care for young people in a difficult financial climate", in.
Gadsby, E. W., Eida, T. J., Marchand, C., Hendrie, N., Vass, R. and Nizalova, O. (2018) "Working differently for improved primary care for young people in a difficult financial climate", in. European Forum for Primary Care 2018.
Eida, T. J., Gadsby, E. W., Hotham, S. and Merritt, R. K. (2017) "Go Golborne Action Learning Event: Partner survey and interviews", in. Action Learning Event.
Confidential report
Gadsby, E. W., Hotham, S. and Eida, T. J. (2017) Evaluation of the Go Golborne pilot: Report 2 - Early Findings. Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
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