Dr Gemma Louch
- Position: Research Programme Manager
- Areas of expertise: Applied health services research, Patient safety, Patient involvement in patient safety, Patient safety policy, Patient safety inequalities, Mixed-methods, Qualitative, Scoping reviews.
- Email: G.E.Louch@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 7173
- Location: 1.17 Baines Wing
- Website: Staff Profile: Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group | Twitter | ORCID
I am an applied health services researcher with expertise in patient safety and mixed-methods.
I am the Research Programme Manager for the Response Study at the University of Leeds. This 39-month project is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to evaluate the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) across the NHS in England. I am also part of the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group and the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Research Collaboration.
- Maternity care quality and safety for women with learning disabilities: A scoping review. (2022-2023). £4,984. The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund. Principal Investigator.
- Developing a service user centred co-designed patient safety intervention for acute mental health wards: A mixed methods process evaluation (2020-2022). £811,751. NIHR HS&DR. Co-Investigator.
- Patient and family involvement in serious incident investigations: Developing and testing national and local guiding processes (2019-2022). £894,638. NIHR HS&DR. Co-Investigator.
My broad research interests include patient safety and health services improvement, and the application of health psychology theory and principles to health services research. More specifically, I have a keen interest in patient involvement in patient safety, patient safety inequalities, and implementation science.
- Editorial Board Member - BMC Health Services Research
- Previous member of the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB), Yorkshire and North East Regional Advisory Committee
I contribute to teaching on the quality of care and patient safety.