Maxine Kuczawski BSc, MSc

Research Associate

Maxine KuczawskiAddress:

School of Health and related research
The University of Sheffield
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

Office: 3015

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 2981
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0870
ORCiD: 0000-0002-0774-8113


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:-

Current Projects

The CUREd Research Database is a large unique database containing linked patient records from NHS111, ambulance service, emergency department and in-patient data from NHS Trusts in the Yorkshire and Humber region over a 6-year period (2011-2017). 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 commenced in 2016 and was initially funded by the Connected Health Cities (CHC) Programme. CHC finished at the end of 2019 and the CUREd Research Database is now supported by the National Institute of Health (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Yorkshire and Humber.

The NIHR ARC Yorkshire and Humber is an important programme of applied research delivered through a partnership of organisations, including NHS organisations, Local Authorities, universities, third sector organisations and industry. It supports people-powered research that aims to tackle inequalities and improve health and well-being for our communities. I am working with the Urgent Care theme Team (Lead: Professor Suzanne Mason; Theme Manager: Colin O'Keeffe) to undertake various projects to address key national and local priorities, and transform these into solutions that are locally and nationally appropriate and deliverable.

Research interests

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.

Teaching interests

I am the co-director for the Evidence Based Emergency Medicine and Research module, part of the MSc Emergency Medicine and the Postgraduate Progress and Quality Officer. I act as a supervisor and personal tutor for postgraduate students, including examining dissertation projects.

Professional activities

I am the Information Governance Lead for Health Services Research in ScHARR and a member of the ScHARR Ethics Committee.


I am based in the Centre for URgent and Emergency care research (CURE), part of the Health Services Research section.

Journal articles

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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kuczawski ML (2016) Senior Doctor Triage in the Emergency Department. Health Services Research UK Scientific Conference 2016 RIS download Bibtex download
  • 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • 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) RIS download Bibtex download
  • 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) RIS download Bibtex download
  • 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. RIS download Bibtex download