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Selected Publications

We have a number of peer reviewed publications:

  • Emmel N, Greenhalgh G, Manzano A, Monaghan M, Dalkin S. ‘Doing Realist Research’. SAGE; London: 2018.


  • Emmel N, Greenhalgh G, Manzano A, Monaghan M, Dalkin S. ‘Doing Realist evaluation, synthesis and research’ in ‘Doing Realist Research’ SAGE; London: 2018.


  • Lhussier M, Dalkin SM, Hetherington, R. Community care for severally frail older people: Developing explanations of how, why and for whom it works. International Journal of Older People’s Nursing 2018:


  • Dalkin SM, Forster N, Hodgson P, Lhussier M, Philipson P, Carr SM. Exposing the impact of advice services on health: a realist evaluation. Health and Social Care in the Community 2018:


  • Brown S, Lhussier M, Dalkin SM, Eaton S. Care Planning: What Works, for Whom, and in What Circumstances? A Rapid Realist Review. Qualitative Health Research 2018:


  • Dalkin SM, Lhussier M, Jones A, Philipson P, Cunningham B. Open communication strategies between a triad of ‘experts’ facilitates death in usual place of residence: A realist evaluation. Palliative Medicine 2018:


  • Dalkin SM, Lhussier M, Williams L, Burton C, Rycroft-Malone J. Exploring the use of Soft Systems Methodology with realist approaches: A novel way to map programme complexity and develop and refine programme theory? Evaluation 2018:


  • Greenhalgh J, Gooding K, Dalkin S, Wright J, Valderas J, Black N. How do patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) support clinician-patient communication and patient care? A realist synthesis. Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes. 2018; 2(42):


  • Dalkin SM, Lhussier M, Atkinson J, Kendall N, Tolman S. What works, for whom and in which circumstances when implementing the Namaste advanced dementia care programme in the home setting? BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. 2017; 7(3): A351-A2.


  • Forster N, Lhussier M, Dalkin S, Hodgson P, Carr S. Public health interventions targeting excluded groups: trust as a key factor for success. European Journal of Public Health 2017; 27(3)


  • Greenhalgh G, Dalkin SM, Gibbons E, Wright J, Valderas J, Meads D, et al. How do aggregated patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) data stimulate health care improvement? A realist synthesis. Journal of Health Services, Research and Policy 2017:


  • Greenhalgh J, Dalkin SM, Gooding K, Gibbons E, Wright J, Meads D, et al. Functionality and feedback: a realist synthesis of the collation, interpretation and utilisation of patient-reported outcome measures data to improve patient care. NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (12/136 Research Led 08/12): 2017.


  • Forster N, Dalkin SM, Lhussier M, Hodgson P, Carr S. Exposing the impact of advice services on health and inequalities: A realist evaluation protocol. BMJ Open. 2016;6(1).


  • Dalkin SM, Lhussier M, Philips P, Jones D, Cunningham B. Reducing inequalities in care for patients with non-malignant diseases – insights from a realist evaluation of an Integrated Palliative Care Pathway. Palliative Medicine. 2016;30(7).


  • Dalkin SM, Greenhalgh G, Jones D, Cunningham B, Lhussier M. What’s in a mechanism? Development of a key concept in realist evaluation. Implementation Science 2015;10*


  • Greenhalgh G, Pawson P, Wright J, Black N, Valderas J, Meads D, et al. Functionality and feedback: a protocol for a realist synthesis of the collation, interpretation and utilisation of PROMs data to improve patient care. BMJ Open. 2014;4(e005601).


  • Dalkin SM. The Realist Evaluation of a Palliative Integrated Care Pathway in Primary Care: What Works, For Whom and in What Circumstances? Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Northumbria University; 2014.


  • Dalkin SM, Jones D, Lhussier M, Cunningham B. Understanding integrated care pathways in palliative care using realist evaluation: a mixed methods study protocol. BMJ Open.2012;2(e001533).


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