Maxine Kuczawski BSc, MSc
School of Health and related research
The University of Sheffield
30 Regent Street
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 2981
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0870
I have been involved in the field of research and surveillance of healthcare data since completing my undergraduate degree in 2001. Following roles in the Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections (Epidemiological Scientist), where I also gained an MSc Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropicial Medicine (LSHTM), and The Royal College of Surgeons in England (Audit Co-ordinator), I joined the School of Health and Related Research at The University Of Sheffield in 2011. As a Research Associate within the Centre for Urgent and Emergency Care, my primary role is to manage research studies with a focus in urgent and emergency care, as well as being involved in teaching. Since 2011, I have project managed three studies including:-
- The AHEAD Study: investigating the management of anticoagulated with head injury
- Senior Doctor Triage in the Yorkshire and Humber region (an improvement project)
- Connected Health Cities (CHC): Data linkage of urgent care data
Connected Health Cities (CHC): Data linkage of urgent care data commenced in 2016. Part of the Northern Powerhouse bid, CHC is aiming to provide a population data laboratory by linking data from Bradford, Leeds and Sheffield to demonstrate a large scale collaborative approach to the development of connected cities. In particular, Sheffield is collating all emergency department and in-patient data from NHS Trusts in the Yorkshire and Humber region to then link to the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and NHS111 over a 6-year period. This rich data source will allow the urgent and emergency services to be viewed as a whole system, enabling demand on the system by patients to be analysed as well as the flow of patients through the system. The study is due to finish in 2019.
I have a keen interest in big data and understanding how routine healthcare data may be utilised and linked together to form a whole system perspective.
I am the co-director for the Evidence Based Emergency Medicine and Research module, part of the MSc Emergency Medicine. I act as a supervisor and personal tutor for postgraduate students, including examining dissertation projects. I have previously been a facilitator on the Research ethics and integrity module.
I am the Information Governance Lead for Health Services Research in ScHARR, a member of the Athena SWAN Assessment Group and the ScHARR Ethics Committee.
- Mason S, Kuczawski M, Teare MD, Stevenson M, Goodacre S, Ramlakhan S, Morris F & Rothwell J (2017) AHEAD Study: an observational study of the management of anticoagulated patients who suffer head injury. BMJ Open, 7(1). View this article in WRRO
- Kuczawski ML, Stevenson M, Goodacre S, Teare MD, Ramlakhan S, Morris F & Mason S (2016) Should all anticoagulated patients with head injury receive a CT scan? Decision-analysis modelling of an observational cohort. BMJ Open. View this article in WRRO
- Abdulwahid MA, Booth A, Kuczawski M & Mason SM (2016) The impact of senior doctor assessment at triage on emergency department performance measures: systematic review and meta-analysis of comparative studies. Emergency Medicine Journal, 33(7), 504-513. View this article in WRRO
- Johnson R, Kuczawski M & Mason S (2016) Why is it so difficult to recruit patients to research in emergency care? Lessons from the AHEAD study. Emergency Medicine Journal, 33(1), 52-56.
- Chard J, Kuczawski M, Black N, van der Meulen J & POiS Audit Steering Committee (2011) Outcomes of elective surgery undertaken in independent sector treatment centres and NHS providers in England: audit of patient outcomes in surgery.. BMJ, 343, d6404.
- Schelenz S, Tucker D, Georgeu C, Daly S, Hill M, Roxburgh J & French GL (2005) Significant reduction of endemic MRSA acquisition and infection in cardiothoracic patients by means of an enhanced targeted infection control programme. Journal of Hospital Infection, 60(2), 104-110.
- Mason SM, Evans R & Kuczawski M () Understanding the management of patients with head injury taking warfarin: who should we scan and when? Lessons from the AHEAD study. Emergency Medicine Journal. View this article in WRRO
Conference proceedings papers
- Lewis K, Robertson A, Kuczawski M & Mason S (2016) Incidence of adverse outcomes in patients with head injuries on new oral anticoagulants. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine Scientific Conference 2016
- Lewis K, Robertson A, Kuczawski M & Mason S (2016) Literature review of management and outcomes of patients on new oral anticoagulants who suffer blunt head injury. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine Scientific Conference 2016
- Kuczawski ML (2016) Senior Doctor Triage in the Emergency Department. Health Services Research UK Scientific Conference 2016
- Kuczawski ML, Brown V, Lee J, Reynard K & Mason S (2015) Senior doctor triage in the emergency Department. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine SCientific Conference 2015
- Kuczawski M, Mason S, Stevenson M, Holmes M, Teare MD, Ramlakhan S, Goodacre S, Morris F & Harper R (2014) ADHERENCE TO THE NICE HEAD INJURY GUIDELINES 2007 AND 2014 IN ANTICOAGULATED PATIENTS. Emergency Medicine Journal, Vol. 31(9) (pp 775.2-775)
- Mason S, Kuczawski M, Teare MD, Stevenson M, Holmes M, Ramlakhan S, Goodacre S, Morris F & Harper R (2014) THE AHEAD STUDY: MANAGING ANTICOAGULATED PATIENTS WHO SUFFER HEAD INJURY. Emergency Medicine Journal, Vol. 31(9) (pp 775.1-775)
- Kuczawski M, Rice B, Waight P, Miller E, George R, Mangtani P & Delpech V () The incidence and characteristics of invasive pneumococcal disease among the HIV diagnosed population in England and Wales. AIDS 2008 - XVII International AIDS Conference. Mexico City, 3 August 2008 - 8 August 2008.