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)
- CUREd Research Database
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.
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 and the Postgraduate Progress and Quality Officer. I act as a supervisor and personal tutor for postgraduate students, including examining dissertation projects.
I am the Information Governance Lead for Health Services Research in ScHARR and a member of the ScHARR Ethics Committee.
- AHEAD Study: an observational study of the management of anticoagulated patients who suffer head injury. BMJ Open, 7(1). View this article in WRRO
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Outcomes of elective surgery undertaken in independent sector treatment centres and NHS providers in England: audit of patient outcomes in surgery.. BMJ, 343, d6404.
- 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.
- 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
- What does the ideal urgent and emergency care system look like? A qualitative study of service user perspectives. Emergency Medicine Journal.
Conference proceedings papers
- Incidence of adverse outcomes in patients with head injuries on new oral anticoagulants. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine Scientific Conference 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
- Senior Doctor Triage in the Emergency Department. Health Services Research UK Scientific Conference 2016
- Senior doctor triage in the emergency Department. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine SCientific Conference 2015
- ADHERENCE TO THE NICE HEAD INJURY GUIDELINES 2007 AND 2014 IN ANTICOAGULATED PATIENTS. Emergency Medicine Journal, Vol. 31(9) (pp 775.2-775)
- THE AHEAD STUDY: MANAGING ANTICOAGULATED PATIENTS WHO SUFFER HEAD INJURY. Emergency Medicine Journal, Vol. 31(9) (pp 775.1-775)
- 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.