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Paul Hewitson

BA (Hons) MSc DPhil


Research Officer

Paul Hewitson is a Senior Research Officer in the Department of Public Health. Originally from Newcastle (Australia) he moved to tropical England in 1999. Previously holding research posts in Health Technology Assessment (Southampton) and national guideline development (RCN), he joined the Department of Primary Care at Oxford in 2002. Primarily working on the development and evaluation of public and professional information materials for the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes, Paul has been involved in the publication of systematic reviews concerning prostate and bowel cancer screening, an evaluation of the Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme, the development of information materials for the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) and was principle investigator of a RCT for a primary care intervention to enhance participation in the NHS BCSP.

Paul moved to the Department of Public Health in 2011 to continue his work in the design and construction of questionnaires for use in public/patient/carer survey research, the development and evaluation of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) and Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMs) and the application of health behaviour theories. Paul’s main research interests include: questionnaire and survey research, patient and professional decision-making, the development and evaluation of patient information materials for screening and the implementation of evidence-based research.

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