I am a Paediatrician (children’s doctor) near the end of my training. I am spending 2 years out of my training at Open Lab to complete a PhD as part of a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Doctoral Research Fellowship.
I have a particular interest in adolescent healthcare and the challenging transitions young people make from Paediatric to adult health services. I am also interested in medical education and how technology can support both patients and clinicians in the management of chronic health conditions.
I first made contact with Open Lab in October 2012 while developing a randomised controlled trial into a novel educational intervention for young people living with the risk of a severe allergic reaction to nuts (Educating adolescents at Risk of Anaphylaxis – The ERA Study). This collaboration led to the development of the React app and The ERA Study has just finished the final follow-up phase (81 participants).
I have been awarded a 2 year Fellowship by the NIHR to perform an in-depth qualitative assessment of the ERA cohort and involve them in Participatory Design work to develop new tools to help them with managing their condition. I will then use this experience with patients to co-develop technology-enhanced learning tools with medical students to improve their management of anaphylaxis.