Dr Lizzie Coates, BA (Hons), MSc, PhD
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
University of Sheffield
30 Regent Street
Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 0886
Fax: +44 (0) 114 272 4095
Room: 2.11, The Innovation Centre
I am a qualitative researcher, currently working on the HighCALS Programme Grant (NIHR RP-PG-1016-20006), PoPSTER mixed methods study (NIHR HTA 17/72/02) and the I-SOCIALISE trial (NIHR PHR 15/49/32). I am also an advisor with the NIHR Research Design Service for Yorkshire and Humber.
My background is in health services research and social research, and I have worked in a range of research posts in academia and government. I have a BA in Sociology, and a Masters in Health Economics and Management from the University of Sheffield. I also have a PhD in Sociology from the University of Surrey, which was an ethnographic account of research utilisation in central government. I completed participant observation to understand the work of government analysts and their role as intermediaries in the evidence-policy relationship. Following this, I spent four years working as a research manager in the Department for Work and Pensions, managing and delivering policy evaluation of employment services to feed into service delivery and policy strategy.
I joined the Sheffield Clinical Trials Research Unit in December 2014 as the Trial Manager on BEADS (HTA 13/14/01) and was the Programme Manager on the DAFNEplus Programme Grant (NIHR RP-PG-0514-20013) from March 2016 to March 2018. Directly prior to this, I worked in the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Group in ScHARR as the MALT study manager. This project focussed on understanding the barriers and facilitators to the adoption of telehealth in community health settings, and involved qualitative interviews and participatory action research with health and social care staff to improve services.
My early work was in health economics and costing of health care services, and I am a former member of the Health Economics and Decision Science section of ScHARR.
I am based in the Design, Trials & Statistics section.
- HighCALS: A programme to develop and evaluate a complex intervention to improve nutritional management for people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- I-Socialise: Investigating SOcial Competence and Isolation in children with Autism taking part in LEGO-based therapy clubs In School Environments
- PoPSTER: Patient preferences and current Practice for adults with STERoid resistant ulcerative colitis
- BRAINS: Benefit-risk is a methodology used to simultaneously evaluate multiple aspects of a treatment i.e. the effectiveness on the primary health outcome, safety and cost.
My research interests include:
• Knowledge mobilisation in policy making and practice
• Process evaluation
• Qualitative research methodology
I have previous experience of teaching research methods to undergraduates and would be interested in continuing this work in my current role. I would also be interested in supervising Masters students using qualitative research methodologies and exploring research utilisation.
I am dissertation supervisor on the MSc Clinical Research and currently supervise one PhD student - Becky Field.
- Field R, Coates E & Mountain G (2018) Influences on uptake of a community occupational therapy intervention for people with dementia and their family carers. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. View this article in WRRO
- Hoo Z, Coates E, Maguire C, Cantrill H, Shafi N, Nash E, McGowan A, Bourke S, Fight W, Daniels T , Nightingale J et al (2018) Pragmatic criteria to define chronic pseudomonas aeruginosa infection among adults with cystic fibrosis. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. View this article in WRRO
- Breckenridge JP, Gianfrancesco C, de Zoysa N, Lawton J, Rankin D & Coates E (2018) Mobilising knowledge between practitioners and researchers to iteratively refine a complex intervention (DAFNEplus) pre-trial: protocol for a structured, collaborative working group process. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4(1). View this article in WRRO
- Ablard S, Coates E, Cooper C, Parry G & Mason SM (2017) Can more appropriate support and services be provided for people who attend the emergency department frequently? National Health Service staff views. Emergency Medicine Journal. View this article in WRRO
- Thomas SA, Coates E, das Nair R, Lincoln NB, Cooper C, Palmer R, Walters SJ, Latimer NR, England TJ, Mandefield L , Chater T et al (2016) Behavioural Activation Therapy for Depression after Stroke (BEADS): a study protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled pilot trial of a psychological intervention for post-stroke depression. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 2(1). View this article in WRRO
- Coates E, Fuller G, Hind D, Wrench IJ, Wilson MJ & Stephens T (2016) Enhanced recovery pathway for elective caesarean section. International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia, 27, 94-95. View this article in WRRO
- Gorst SL, Coates E & Armitage CA (2016) “It’s sort of a lifeline”: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients’ experiences of home telehealth. Health Psychology, 35(1), 60-68.
- Taylor J, Coates E, Wessels B, Mountain G & Hawley MS (2015) Implementing solutions to improve and expand telehealth adoption: participatory action research in four community healthcare settings. BMC Health Services Research, 15. View this article in WRRO
- Taylor J, Coates E, Brewster L, Mountain G, Wessels B & Hawley M (2015) Examining the use of telehealth in community nursing: identifying the factors affecting frontline staff acceptance and telehealth adoption. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71(2), 326-337. View this article in WRRO
- Taylor J & Coates E (2015) Caring from a distance: the role of telehealth. Nursing Times, 28/29, 18-20.
- Hibbert CL, Coates E, Brazier JE & Morris J (2005) A cost survey of 70 adult critical care units – results from a volunteer sample in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2003. Care of the Critically Ill, 1(21), 8-17.
- Hibbert CL & Coates E (2004) Methodological issues in studies reporting the costs of sepsis patients. Care of the Critically Ill, 6(20), 167-176.
- Gorst SL, Armitage C, Hawley M & Coates E () Exploring patient beliefs and perceptions about sustained use of telehealth. International Journal of Integrated Care, 13(7).
- Bulmer M, Coates E & Dominian L (2007) Evidence based policy making In Bochel HM & Duncan S (Ed.), Making policy in theory and practice Policy Pr