Dr Clare Harley

Dr Clare Harley


Lecturer in Applied Health Research, School of Healthcare


  • Director of Postgraduate Research Studies

Research interests

As an Applied Health Researcher, my research aims to tackle key issues facing healthcare services for people living with long-term and life-limiting conditions. My research has a strong patient focus and often includes qualitative research to understand patients' experiences of illness and healthcare services. I have expertise in the development and validation of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) and experience of implementing PROMs into routine clinical practice as well as selecting appropiriate PROMs and patient-centred measures for clinical research.

I work closely with a broad range of health professionals who wish to improve patient care through evidence-based practice. My main research areas are currently: supporting patients living with advanced cancer (chronic cancer and palliative care); and intervention development for pelvic organ prolapse.


  • PhD Ageing and Posture Control
  • BSc Hons Psychology

Student education

I lecture in the School of Healthcare, with a focus on post-graduate research methods training and supervision. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Palliative care
  • Long-term conditions

Current postgraduate researchers

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