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Senior Research Scientist
Elizabeth Gibbons is a Senior Research Scientist in the HSRU, Nuffield Department of Population Health and CLAHRC-Oxford. Previously holding research posts at the Royal College of Nursing Institute as a Systematic Review Fellow and Research and Development Fellow developing NICE Clinical Guidelines, she joined the Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Group, Nuffield Department of Population Health at Oxford in 2005.
Since joining the PROM group, she has produced several reports of structured reviews of PROMs for different populations and health conditions. Previous research includes developing and evaluating a questionnaire to capture patient experience and outcomes (the Outcomes and Experience Questionnaire- OEQ); qualitative interviews with stakeholders about their perceptions and views of implementing PROMs in people with Long-term conditions (University of Oxford) and patients with depression in community mental health teams (School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield). She is involved in several other pilots of PROMs: Skin cancer in collaboration with University Hospitals Oxford, PROMs in musculoskeletal conditions. She is also involved in the development and evaluation of a PROM for people with Long-term conditions (University of Oxford).
Recent research activity in collaboration with Picker Institute Europe was to test and evaluate new models of measuring patient experience across pathways and within services in the NHS. Other collaborative work with Picker Institute includes developing a set of measures which can be inserted into existing national collections to measure components of integrated care.
Elizabeth’s main research interests include: the development and evaluation of PROMs and Patient reported Experience Measures (PREMs); evaluation of the impact of implementation of PROMs and PREMs in the NHS and systematic reviews of PROMs for different populations. She is an active member of the International Society of Quality of Life Research and Vice Chair of HRA Ethics committee.
Elizabeth has a nursing background- Registered General Nurse and Registered Sick Children’s Nurse and spent most of her nursing career in Paediatric Intensive Care.