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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 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/   

 

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Changing healthcare professionals' non-reflective processes to improve the quality of care, Potthoff, S., Kwascinska, D., Avery, L., Finch, T., Gardner, B., Hankonen, N., Johnston, D., Johnston, M., Kok, G., Lally, P., Maniatopoulos, G., Marques, M., McCleary, N., Presseau, J., Rapley, T., Sanders, T., ten Hoor, G., Vale, L., Verplanken, B., Grimshaw, J. 1 Apr 2022, In: Social Science and Medicine
  • Co-design of an NHS primary care health check for autistic adults, Taylor, H., Ingham, B., Mason, D., Finch, T., Wilson, C., Scarlett, C., Moss, S., Buckley, C., Urbanowicz, A., Raymaker, D., Seiboth, C., Lees, R., Garland, D., Osbourne, M., Lennox, N., Cooper, S., Nicolaidis, C., Parr, J. 21 Nov 2022, In: Autism
  • Disseminating implementation science: Describing the impact of animations shared via social media, Sykes, M., Cerda, L., Cerda, J., Finch, T. 7 Jul 2022, In: PLoS One
  • Enhancing national audit through addressing the quality improvement capabilities of feedback recipients: A multi-phase intervention development study, Sykes, M., O’Halloran, E., Mahon, L., McSharry, J., Allan, L., Thomson, R., Finch, T., Kolehmainen, N. 1 Dec 2022, In: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
  • Experience-based co-design (EBCD) with young people who offend: Innovating methodology to reach marginalised groups, Girling, M., Le Couteur, A., Finch, T. 12 Jul 2022, In: PLoS One
  • Exploring the significance of relationality, care and governmentality in families, for understanding women’s classed alcohol drinking practices, Jackson, K., Finch, T., Kaner, E., McLaughlin, J. 24 Jun 2022, In: Social Theory & Health
  • How do interventions to improve the efficiency of acute stroke care affect prehospital times? A systematic review and narrative synthesis, McClelland, G., Hepburn, S., Finch, T., Price, C. 3 Sep 2022, In: BMC Emergency Medicine
  • Organisational implementation climate in implementing internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy for depression, Vis, C., Kleiboer, A., Mol, M., Pedersen, C., Finch, T., Smit, J., Riper, H. Dec 2022, In: BMC Health Services Research
  • Tailoring and Evaluating an Intervention to Support Self-management After Stroke: Protocol for a Multi-case, Mixed Methods Comparison Study, Elf, M., Klockar, E., Kylén, M., von Koch, L., Ytterberg, C., Wallin, L., Finch, T., Gustavsson, C., Jones, F. 6 May 2022, In: JMIR Research Protocols
  • Telemedicine for Adults With Cochlear Implants in the United Kingdom (CHOICE): Protocol for a Prospective Interventional Multisite Study, Cullington, H., Kitterick, P., Darnton, P., Finch, T., Greenwell, K., Riggs, C., Weal, M., Walker, D., Sibley, A. 13 Apr 2022, In: JMIR Research Protocols

  • Ioulia Barakou Self-regulation and physical activity behaviour in individuals who areexperiencing fatigue symptoms: designing a tailored intervention to promoteSelf-regulation and physical activity behaviour in individuals who are experiencing fatigue symptoms: designing a tailored intervention to promote physical activity through optimizing activity pacing Start Date: 01/04/2022
  • Jane Douthwaite An action research study of the process of co-created improvements in a Midwifery service context and stakeholders experience of participation Start Date: 24/07/2020
  • Jane Douthwaite An action research study of the process of co-created improvements in a Midwifery service context and stakeholders experience of participation Start Date: 24/07/2020 End Date: 25/02/2022
  • Ruth Muscat Enhancing knowledge mobilisation skills and training for health librarians: comparative case study analysis in the North East and North Cumbria Start Date: 01/10/2020 End Date: 01/06/2022
  • Karen Corder 'How can patient self-management of the physical and psychological aspects of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) be improved through co-design approaches to intervention?' Start Date: 01/03/2019


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