Fiona Sampson PhD, MSc, BA
Senior Research Fellow
CURE, Health Services Research
ScHARR, University of Sheffield
30 Regent Street
Tel:(+44) (0)114 2220687
Fax:(+44) (0)114 2220749
I joined the Health Services Research section of ScHARR in 2000 to work on a Department of Health funded project looking at the scale of, and reasons for, removal of patients from GP's lists. Since then I have worked on a number of projects funded by the DH and other funders, including evaluations of NHS Direct, Advanced Access in primary care, NHS 111 and PCT commissioning.
More recently I have worked on projects in the area of emergency care, including working as project manager for the evaluation of the National Infarct Angioplasty Project Pilots (NIAPP) and on a trial for interventions for acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema (3CPO study). I have recently completed an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship exploring how pain management can be improved in adult Emergency Departments, using multiple case study design.
Prior to working in HSR, I worked in the Operational Research section of ScHARR for four years, during which time I worked on a number of cost-effectiveness projects and guidelines, including NHS Executive Cancer guidelines for Gynaecological, Breast and Colon cancers.
My research interests are in evaluating health care systems, patient perspectives of health services and the use of observational and ethnographic methods in health services research. I am interested in implementation science, particularly in the field of emergency care.
- Evaluation of the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard
- The IMPEDE study: Improving the Management of Pain in Emergency Departments.
- Title: Improving pain management in Emergency Departments: a mixed methods study. Funder: National Institute for Health Research doctoral research fellowship programme. November 2011. £280,000. Principal Investigator: Fiona Sampson (2011-2017)
- Title:Evaluation of PCT and practice-based commissioning: identifying which commissioning processes produce successful outcomes. Funder: Department of Health Policy Research Programme.November 2008.£489,045 Principal Investigator: Alicia O'Cathain
- Title: The cost-effectiveness of investigation and hospital admission for minor (GCS 13-15) head injury. Funder: NHS Health Technology Assessment. £181,039 January 2009. Principal Investigator: Steve Goodacre
- Title:Evaluation of the National Infarct Angioplasty Project Pilots. Funder: NHS Service Delivery and Organisation. £275,000. March 2005 Principal investigator: Steve Goodacre
- Title: An Evaluation of Advanced Access in general practice. 2002-2005 Funder:NHS Service Delivery and Organisation. £350,000 April 2004 Principal Investigator: Chris Salisbury
For a full list of publications please see here
I am based in the section of Health Services Research
I am currently the Course Director for the MSc in Advanced Emergency Care and module deputy for HAR6104 (Management Theory & Practice) and HAR6125 (Research Methods for Emergency Medicine). My teaching interests are in research methods, shared decision making and evidence-based health care. I supervise MSc dissertation projects and provide personal tutor support to MSc students.
I run an observational and ethnographic methods research interest group for staff and students at ScHARR.
- Sampson FC, Goodacre SW & O'Cathain A (2019) The Reality of Pain Scoring in the Emergency Department: Findings From a Multiple Case Study Design.. Annals of Emergency Medicine. View this article in WRRO
- Sampson FC, Goodacre SW & O'Cathain A (2014) Interventions to improve the management of pain in emergency departments: systematic review and narrative synthesis.. Emerg Med J, 31(e1), e9-e18. View this article in WRRO
- Sampson F, O'Cathain A, Strong M, Pickin M & Esmonde L (2012) Commissioning processes in primary care trusts: a repeated cross-sectional survey of health care commissioners in England.. J Health Serv Res Policy, 17 Suppl 1, 31-39.
- Sampson F, Goodacre S, Carter A & Wailoo A (2011) Improving call-to-balloon times for ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 3(11), 625-631.
- Sampson FC, O'Cathain A & Goodacre S (2010) Is primary angioplasty an acceptable alternative to thrombolysis? Quantitative and qualitative study of patient and carer satisfaction.. Health Expect, 13(4), 350-358.
- Carter A, Wood S, Goodacre S, Sampson F & Stables R (2010) Evaluation of workforce and organizational issues in establishing primary angioplasty in England.. J Health Serv Res Policy, 15(1), 6-13.
- Sampson F, O'Cathain A & Goodacre S (2009) Feeling fixed and its contribution to patient satisfaction with primary angioplasty: a qualitative study.. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs, 8(2), 85-90.
- Sampson F, Pickin M, O'Cathain A, Goodall S & Salisbury C (2008) Impact of same-day appointments on patient satisfaction with general practice appointment systems.. Br J Gen Pract, 58(554), 641-643.
- Gray A, Goodacre S, Newby DE, Masson M, Sampson F, Nicholl J & 3CPO Trialists (2008) Noninvasive ventilation in acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema. NEW ENGL J MED, 359(2), 142-151.
- Salisbury C, Goodall S, Montgomery AA, Pickin DM, Edwards S, Sampson F, Simons L & Lattimer V (2007) Does Advanced Access improve access to primary health cam? Questionnaire survey of patients. BRIT J GEN PRACT, 57(541), 615-621.
- Salisbury C, Montgomery AA, Simons L, Sampson F, Edwards S, Baxter H, Goodall S, Smith H, Lattimer V & Pickin DM (2007) Impact of advanced access on access, workload, and continuity: controlled before-and-after and simulated-patient study. BRIT J GEN PRACT, 57(541), 608-614.