Dr Annette Boaz

Reader in Health Care Research, St. George's, University of London & Kingston University

Annette Boaz is a social scientist working in the field of evaluating the impact of research on policy and practice. She co-edits the leading journal in the field: Evidence & Policy (http://www.policypress.co.uk/journals_eap.asp) and recently contributed to a special issue of the journal Research Evaluation on research impact assessment. 

With colleagues at Brunel University she has just completed an evidence synthesis for National Institute for Health Research exploring whether research engagement (by clinicians, managers and teams) leads to better outcomes for patients. As part of a European Union Framework seven programme on measuring the impact of stroke research, she has worked with colleagues to develop elements of an implementation score. The leadership elements of the score are currently being piloted in the National Sentinel Stroke Audit. 

She is currently leading the MRC funded See-Impact study (stakeholder engagement in EQUIPT for impact). This study will prospectively explore the ways in which stakeholder engagement at different stages of a medical research project might help to maximize its impact. This study will use EQUIPT, a three-year €2 million research project led by the Health Economics Research Group (HERG) at Brunel University, and funded by the European Commission, in order to observe stakeholder events, conduct stakeholder surveys and review documents associated with the project to build up a picture of the level of engagement, the timing of engagement, and the type of stakeholders

In addition to her work on research impact she has expertise in service improvement research, patient involvement in research and in patient experience research. She has recently combined her interest in service improvement and patient involvement by conducting an NIHR funded ethnographic evaluation of an Experience Based Co-Design intervention in lung cancer and intensive care pathways in two UK hospitals. She works closely on public and patient involvement with Professor Mary Chambers, the Faculty Centre for Public Engagement and the PPI theme within the South London CLAHRC.

Forthcoming Events


7th LCSS PhD Methodology Conference

The conference aims to bring together PhD & Professional doctoral students and early-career researchers from various disciplines within the Social Sciences and Humanities in order to share their research experiences.

Latest News

A Tide of Humanity: Discussing the Migrant Crisis

On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis

LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education


“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy

On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.

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