Colin O'Keeffe

BA (History) MA (Applied Social Research)

Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health

Research Fellow
+44 114 222 0780

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Colin O'Keeffe
Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

I have been working in urgent and emergency care research at ScHARR since 1999. During that time, I have worked on a number of projects evaluating policy and workforce innovations in this setting, including a Department of Health funded evaluation of new national ambulance response times’ standards (1999-2004); the effectiveness of emergency care practitioners (2005-2008) and the introduction of Foundation Training Doctors (2008-2012) in UEC. I was Theme Manager for the CLAHRC YH Avoiding Attendance and Admission in Long Term Conditions Theme (2014-2018).

Research interests
  • Understanding the nature of demand and flow in the urgent and emergency care (UEC) system
  • Solutions to improve unsustainable demand in UEC
  • The impact of new roles for healthcare staff in UEC

Current projects

I am currently Theme Manager for the ARC Yorkshire and Humber Urgent and Emergency Care Theme


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Research group

I am in the Centre for Urgent and Emergency Care, within the Health Services Research Section.

Teaching interests

I am Deputy Module Lead for the Dissertation module for the MPH, MClinRes, and AEC. I also supervise BMedSci Intercalated students.