HSRPP: Past Conferences


The 23rd HSRPP conference was hosted by the University of Nottingham and held on April 10th and 11th. The conference theme was:

‘Drivers for change: policy, practice and education’

Conference Chairs: Dr Matthew Boyd and Dr Helen Boardman

View the HSRPP flyer

View the conference programme

View the presentations from this years conference

 Keynote Speakers 

 Professor Sue Ziebland

Sue Ziebland

Sue Ziebland is Professor of Medical Sociology and Director of the Health Experiences Research Group (HERG), in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care health Sciences. She is also a senior research fellow at Green Templeton College and in 2013 was appointed as an NIHR Senior Investigator.

Sue’s background is in medical sociology, with increasing focus on qualitative research approaches. She has worked as a researcher in the academic, NHS and voluntary sectors and has published over 150 papers and chapters in social science and health publications. Sue was invited by Ann McPherson to be involved in the DIPEx (now Healthtalk) project in 1999 when it was still at the kitchen table stage. She spent a considerable (and perhaps not surprising) amount of time that year getting the projects through a national research ethics committee. Since then, Sue has worked closely with colleagues in HERG and the DIPEx charity to develop methods used in the projects and raise funding for research.

Healthtalk has been emulated worldwide within the DIPEx International Collaboration, which currently includes Japan, Korea, Australia, Norway, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Canada, Israel and the USA.

HERG specialises in qualitative methods of understanding health experiences and using the understanding for experience-based health information, clinical education and service improvements.

Sue’s other current research interests include how the internet is changing health care through access to health information, through the opportunity to comment on services, and by changing patients relationships with health professionals, including how they consult with GPs.  International work includes a comparative narrative interview study of help-seeking and health system response in Sweden, Denmark and England, and projects with the DIPEx International Collaboration.

Sue tweets as @sueziebland

Justin Waring

Professor Justin Waring

Justin Waring is Professor of Organisational Sociology and Associate Dean for Research at Nottingham University Business School. He is also Founding Director of the Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning. His works examines the changing organisation and governance of healthcare systems, particularly in relation to care quality and safety. Justin has written extensively on patient safety, new service models and the implementation of organisational innovations.

 Professor Fiona Patterson  

These images are copyright of Ursula Kelly Photography. Under the copyright act of 1988 it is a legal requirement for all images used to be credited to the author. Therefore Images online & in print must be credited to Ursula Kelly photography. www.ursulakellyphotography.com.

Ursula Kelly photography

Fiona Patterson is a leading expert in the field of assessment, selection and innovation in organisations. She is the founding Director for Work Psychology Group, a research-led consulting practice based in the UK and Australia, which provides advice to public and private sector organisations internationally. She is a Visiting Researcher affiliated to the University of Cambridge and continues as a Visiting Professor to Cass Business School.  In her early career, Fiona was Head of Assessment at The Boots Corporation Plc and held a similar role at Ford Motor Company Limited (Global). Fiona has published over 90 peer reviewed articles and publishes regularly in some of the highest-ranking journals in healthcare, including British Medical Journal, Medical Education.

In recognition of her work she was appointed as honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham Medical School in 2010, and in 2012 Fiona was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practice – the highest award the College can bestow. In 2013, she won the international Association for the Study of Medical Education’s (ASME) Silver Quill award for the highest impact research publication in Medical Education. Also in 2013, she won the annual British Psychological Society’s Occupational Psychology Academic Contribution to Practice award. In 2014, alongside her collaborators, Fiona launched a new international research network for selection, aimed at healthcare professions with contributors from around the globe.

Building on this work, Fiona is currently guest editing a special issue of Advances in Health Science Education focusing on the latest research in selection into healthcare, to be published in 2017.

Please see our Storify of HSRPP2017 below the list of previous conferences.

2016 ReadingIJPP. Vol 24. Suppl S1 2016Embracing Distinct Research Methods: Bringing an end to harm from medication
2015 BelfastIJPP. Vol 23. Suppl 1 2015Rigour in Pharmacy Practice Research
2014 Aberdeen IJPP. Vol 22. Suppl 1 2014Pharmacy, Medicines and Public Health
2013 PrestonIJPP. Vol 21. Suppl 1 2013Value-added Pharmacy
2012 CorkIJPP. Vol 20. Suppl 1 2012Programme
2011 NorwichIJPP. Vol 19. Suppl 1 2011Research in Partnership
2010 ManchesterIJPP. Vol 18. Suppl 1 2010
2009 BrightonIJPP. Vol 17. Suppl 1 2009
2008 LiverpoolIJPP. Vol 16. Suppl 1 2008
2007 Keele
2006 Bath
2005 Reading
2004 London
2003 Belfast
2002 Leeds
2001 Nottingham
2000 Aberdeen
1999 Birmingham
1998 Cardiff
1997 London
1996 Manchester
1995 Birmingham