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Dr Angela Coulter

Dr Angela Coulter

Angela Coulter


Senior Research Scientist

Angela Coulter is part-time senior research scientist in the Health Services Research Unit (HSRU) where her main research interest is in measuring the quality and outcomes of healthcare from the patient’s perspective. She first joined Oxford University in 1983 and was director of the HSRU from its establishment in 1991 until 1993 when she left to work for the King’s Fund in London.  From 2000 to 2008 she was chief executive of Picker Institute Europe, an Oxford-based charity dedicated to researching and improving patients’ experience.

Angela has published more than 300 research papers and reports and several books including The Autonomous Patient, The European Patient of the Future (winner of the 2004 Baxter Award), The Global Challenge of Healthcare Rationing, Hospital Referrals, Engaging Patients in Healthcare (highly commended by the BMA), and Understanding and Using Health Experiences. She was the founding editor of Health Expectations, an international peer-reviewed journal on patient and public involvement in health care and health policy. She has won awards for her work from the Donabedian Foundation of Barcelona in 2012 and the International Shared Decision Making Conference in 2013.

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