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Helen Crocker

Helen Crocker

Helen Crocker

BSc, MSc, DPhil


Research Officer

Helen Crocker is a Research Officer within the Health Services Research Unit.  Helen joined the unit in 2009 to work on a study piloting the use of patient-reported outcome measures for long-term conditions in primary care.  Her research interests include patients’ experiences of health care services, and the development and use of patient-reported outcome measures.  Helen has a particular interest in coeliac disease and has been involved in a number of studies in this area, including the development of a patient-reported outcome measure (the Coeliac Disease Assessment Questionnaire (CDAQ)) to assess quality of life in adults with coeliac disease. 

Helen completed a DPhil in Population Health at the University of Oxford in 2016.  Her doctoral research investigated the health-related quality of life of adults with coeliac disease and their experiences of health care services to diagnose and manage the condition.  Helen achieved her first degree in Business Information Technology from the University of Portsmouth, graduating in 2006.  In 2009, she completed a Master's degree in Social Science Research Methods at Cardiff University.