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Prof Tracy Finch

Professor

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Tracy is Professor of Healthcare & Implementation Science in the Department of Nursing, Midwifery & Health, having joined Northumbria University in November 2017. Tracy has a background in health psychology, with broad experience in teaching and research. She has built her academic career in the UK with appointments at Manchester University & Newcastle University, after completing her PhD in 1999, from Deakin University, Australia.

Tracy’s research focuses on the social, psychological and organisational aspects of implementing new interventions in health and wellbeing. Her research interests include applied health research (qualitative/mixed methods) in relation to a broad range of health issues, including mental health, intervention and services for older people, patient safety systems, health care experiences, and e-health interventions.

Tracy is known for her work in implementation science, most notably Normalization Process Theory (NPT), of which she is co-developer. This work includes applying theoretical perspectives and novel research methodologies to understand and shape the processes of healthcare improvement through implementation of changes in practice; development and application of theory based tools and assessment instruments to support non-academic users conducting implementation work in practice settings; and development of qualitative and mixed methods process evaluation methodology in trials of therapeutic and healthcare delivery interventions.

Tracy Finch

Campus Address

Room B126 Coach Lane Campus West
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7XA

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Acute kidney injury electronic alerts: mixed methods Normalization Process Theory evaluation of their implementation into secondary care in England, Scott, J., Finch, T., Bevan, M., Maniatopoulos, G., Gibbins, C., Yates, B., Kilimangalam, N., Sheerin, N., Kanagasundaram, N. 11 Nov 2019, In: BMJ Open
  • Exploring changes in oral hygiene behaviour in patients with diabetes and periodontal disease, Jaedicke, K., Bissett, S., Finch, T., Thornton, J., Preshaw, P. 1 Feb 2019, In: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
  • Implementing innovative evidence-based perinatal mental health screening for women of refugee background, Willey, S., Gibson-Helm, M., Finch, T., East, C., Khan, N., Boyd, L., Boyle, J. 8 Jun 2019, In: Women and Birth
  • Prototyping for public health in a local context, Dodd-Reynolds, C., Nevens, L., Oliver, E., Finch, T., Lake, A., Hanson, C. 31 Oct 2019, In: BMJ Open
  • Quality of life for older autistic people, Mason, D., Mackintosh, J., McConachie, H., Rodgers, J., Finch, T., Parr, J. 1 Jul 2019, In: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Robot assisted training for the upper limb after stroke (RATULS), Rodgers, H., Bosomworth, H., Krebs, H., van Wijck, F., Howel, D., Wilson, N., Aird, L., Alvarado, N., Andole, S., Cohen, D., Dawson, J., Fernandez-Garcia, C., Finch, T., Ford, G., Francis, R., Hogg, S., Hughes, N., Price, C., Ternent, L., Turner, D., Vale, L., Wilkes, S., Shaw, L. 6 Jul 2019, In: The Lancet
  • The Year of Care approach, Roberts, S., Eaton, S., Finch, T., Lewis-Barned, N., Lhussier, M., Oliver, L., Rapley, T., Temple-Scott, D. 8 Nov 2019, In: BMC Family Practice
  • Toward an Objective Assessment of Implementation Processes for Innovations in Health Care, Vis, C., Ruwaard, J., Finch, T., Rapley, T., de Beurs, D., van Stel, H., van Lettow, B., Mol, M., Kleiboer, A., Riper, H., Smit, J. 20 Feb 2019, In: Journal of Medical Internet Research
  • Contextualising health screening risk assessments in police custody suites - Qualitative evaluation from the HELP-PC study in London, UK, McKinnon, I., Finch, T. 22 Mar 2018, In: BMC Public Health
  • Improving Implementation of eMental Health for Mood Disorders in Routine Practice, Vis, C., Mol, M., Kleiboer, A., Bührmann, L., Finch, T., Smit, J., Riper, H. 16 Mar 2018, In: JMIR mental health

PGR Supervision

Karen Corder Start: 01/03/2019

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Key areas of expertise:

•             Implementation science

•             Healthcare technology (ehealth, telehealth)

•             Qualitative Research Methods

•             Health technology and health service evaluation

•             Process evaluation of Randomised Controlled Trials

 

 

Key current projects include:

 

European Union Horizon 2020 funded study: ImpleMentAll: Towards evidence-based tailored implementation strategies for eHealth. Lead partner: University of Southern Denmark. Jan 2017-Mar 2021. Website: http://www.implementall.eu/  

 

The Health Foundation, Scaling up programme. Telemedicine for adults with cochlear implants in the UK: empowering patients to manage their own hearing healthcare. Led by Dr Helen Cullington. See: https://ciremotecareblog.wordpress.com/about/

 

NIHR HTA: RATULS: Robot Assisted Training for the Upper Limb after Stroke. Led by Prof Helen Rodgers. Website: https://research.ncl.ac.uk/ratuls/   

 

NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research: Improving the diagnosis and management of neurodegenerative dementia of Lewy body type in the NHS (DIAMOND-Lewy). Led by Prof John O'Brien. Website: https://research.ncl.ac.uk/diamondlewy/   

 


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