Colin O'Keeffe BA (History) MA (Applied Social Research)

Research Fellow

Colin O'Keeffe Research Fellow

Health Services Research
University of Sheffield
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

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In 1999 I joined the Health Services Research Section of ScHARR (formerly MCRU) and have worked on a number of national research studies in the field of pre-hospital and emergency care research, including two NIHR funded national evaluations: investigating the effectiveness of emergency care practitioners (2005-2008); and junior doctor well-being (2008-2012). I am currently Theme Manager for the CLAHRC YH Avoiding Attendance and Admission in  Long Term Conditions Theme which is running for five years (Jan 2014-Dec 2018).

Research interests

My research interests are:

•Evaluating complex intervention in Emergency and Urgent Care settings
•The impact of new roles for healthcare staff in Emergency and Urgent Care
•Psychological well-being of healthcare staff and influence on quality of care

Teaching interests

Critical appraisal of research evidence

Professional activities

Member of NETSCC SDO Community of reviewers

Current projects

For a full list of publications please see here

Journal articles