Dr Emma Knowles PhD, MA (Applied Research & Quality Evaluation), BSc Hons (Sociology)

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Senior Research Fellow

Address:
CURE
Health Services Research Section
School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
University of Sheffield
Sheffield
S1 4DA

Office: 3005

Tel no: 0114 2220781
Fax no: 0114 2220749

Email: e.l.knowles@sheffield.ac.uk
ORCiD: 0000-0003-3372-1245

Biography

I have been a health services researcher for almost 20 years, with an interest in emergency and urgent care research. During this time I have been part of teams evaluating ‘new’ services such as NHS Direct, NHS 111, Paramedic Practitioners, and Emergency Care Practitioners. I have recently completed a study of variation in avoidable emergency admissions. I am currently leading a study looking at the impact of closing Emergency Departments in England, and am also managing a project to look at the variation in ambulance non-conveyance rates in England.

Research Interests

My research interests are emergency and urgent health care systems, new roles/services within emergency and urgent health care, violence directed towards staff in the Emergency Department.

Teaching interests

I am the Student Experience Officer for PGRs in ScHARR. I also contribute to the supervision and marking of Masters dissertations.

Current projects

  • closED (Impact of closing Emergency Department in England)
  • VAN (Variation in Ambulance Non-conveyance)

For a full list of publications see here

Journal articles