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Dr Laura Kelly

Dr Laura Kelly

Laura Kelly

BA, MSc, DPhil

Research Officer

Laura Kelly is a Research Officer in Outcomes Measurement in the Health Services Research Unit. Laura has interests in research methodology, psychometric measure development, e-health and experiences of health. She is currently working on a number of projects including the development of a Patient-Reported Outcome Measure for a range of long-term conditions and the development of an instrument to assess self-management in people with type 2 diabetes using computer-based interventions. She is also involved in research regarding the use of patient reported outcomes in clinical care.

Laura has completed a DPhil in Population Health which was funded by a NIHR programme examining the role of patients’ experiences as a resource for choice and decision making in health care. Laura obtained a BA (Hons) in Politics and Social Policy from Queens University Belfast and subsequently completed a MSc in Applied Social Research in Trinity College, Dublin. Prior to coming to Oxford, she spent time as a research assistant in Brunel University developing an assessment tool to measure health-related quality of life for people with neurological damage to their spinal cord using intermittent self-catheterisation.