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Dr Julie Cowie


Health Sciences Stirling Stirling,

Dr Julie Cowie

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About me

I am a health services researcher with an interest in implementation science, exploring ways in which theoretically developed interventions are integrated into practice to maximise long-term continued use and effectiveness. The origins of implementation science include operational research which is where my research career began. In 2000 I obtained my Ph.D. looking at the development and evaluation of an intelligent decision support system. From this my research interests progressed to look at e-Interventions in healthcare settings. Recent research has cemented my interest in implementation. My current focus is aiming to understand contextual factors around integration of interventions, and barriers and facilitators that impact on successful sustained implementation. To this end I am pursuing a number of projects looking both at contextual issues (different NHS settings, different international settings) and the potential for practical use for a new intervention sustainability framework which I co-developed. This framework uses multicriteria decision analysis (which I used in my Ph.D. research) for supporting intervention sustainability. I am also interested in Digital Health. To this end I am and have been involved in a number of projects developing/evaluating digital health interventions. Ph.D. supervision Interested in supervising Ph.D. in areas of:

Complex intervention evaluation Digital Health interventions Tools to support healthcare decision making Use of digital services to support those with long term conditions

Event / Presentation

ASYMS-SERAT: A Side-Effect Risk Assessment Tool to Predict Chemotherapy Related Toxicity in Patients with Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy. HEALTHINF - International Conference on Health Informatics 2008
The purpose of the International Conference on Health Informatics is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to healthcare and medicine in general and to the specialized support to persons with special needs in particular.Databases, networking, graphical interfaces, intelligent decision support systems and specialized programming languages are just a few of the technologies currently used in medical informatics. Mobility and ubiquity in healthcare systems, standardization of technologies and procedures, certification, privacy are some of the issues that medical informatics professionals and the ICT industry in general need to address in order to further promote ICT in healthcare.

Particle Swarm Optimisation for learning Bayesian Networks. ICCIIS 2007, World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2007

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