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.
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
http://www.healthinf.biostec.org/HEALTHINF2008/ 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
eConsult Evaluatlon: looking at barriers and facilitators to its use in 11 GP surgeries across Scotland
CHAP - Co-morbities Health Advice Portal (what works, for whom, and why - UK and Australian study)
Evaluation of Scottish Ambulance Response Model
Systematice review of frameworks to support sustainability of ward-based interventions
Improving quality of life and swallowing function in patients with head and neck cancer: Development and feasibility of a Swallowing Intervention Package (SIP) 2014-2016
Whole system flow evaluation across 4 NHS boards in Scotland
Evaluation of perceptions and priorities of people affected by stroke and their partners/carers towards hypothetical participation in an RCT using intracerebral stem cells in patients with disability.
ScoPIC - Scottish Person Centred Interventions Collaboration (ScoPIC) 2013-2015
Diagnosis and Optimal Treatment Recommendation for Progressive Illnesses (DOTPI)
Mobile decision making for triage management
Optimisation of cancer chemotherapy schedules using directed intervention crossover approaches
Intelligent user support in decision support systems
Cowie J, Calveley E, Bowers G & Bowers J (2018) Evalution of eConsult: a digital advice and GP consultation tool (Forthcoming). Poster at MIE 2018, 24.4.2018 - 26.4.2018, Gothenburg, Sweden. Available at: https://mie2018.org/
Wells M, King E, Toft K, MacAulay F, Patterson J, Dougall N, Hulbert-Williams N, Boa S, Slaven E, Cowie J, McGarva J, Niblock PG, Philp J & Roe J (2016) Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 2 (1), Art. No.: 40. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-016-0079-6.
McCann LA, Maguire R, Cowie J, Connaghan J, Paterson C, Hughes J, Di Domenico D & Kearney N (2013) Supportive self-care strategies during chemotherapy treatment: A longitudinal qualitative exploration of the experiences of patients with breast or colorectal cancer (Meeting Abstract).
Cowie J, Maguire R, McCann LA, Connaghan J, Hughes J, Di Domenico D & Kearney N (2012) Evaluation of Impact of ASyMS. Health Informatics Scotland 2012, 20.9.2012 - 21.9.2012, Glasgow. Available from: http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/media/CLT/ResourceUploads/4017417/Delegate%20booklet%20Final-web.pdf
Godley PM, Cowie J, Cairns D, McCall J & Howie C (2008) Optimisation of cancer chemotherapy schedules using directed intervention crossover approaches In: IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 2008. CEC 2008. (IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence), Piscataway, NJ: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2008, CEC 2008, 1.6.2008 - 6.6.2008, Hong Kong, pp. 2532-2537.
Brownlee A, Wu Y, McCall J, Godley PM, Cairns D & Cowie J (2008) Optimisation and Fitness Modelling of Bio-control in Mushroom Farming Using a Markov Network EDA In: Keijzer Maarten (ed.) Proceedings of the 10th annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation, (GECCO-2008), New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO-2008, 12.7.2008 - 16.7.2008, Atlanta, Georgia, pp. 465-466.
Cowie J, Swingler K, Leadbetter C, Maguire R, McCall K & Kearney N (2008) ASYMS-SERAT: A Side-Effect Risk Assessment Tool to Predict Chemotherapy Related Toxicity in Patients with Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy In: Azevedo Luis, Londral Ana Rita (ed.) Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics, HEALTHINF 2008, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, January 28-31, 2008, Volume 2, Setubal, Portugal: INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication. HEALTHINF - International Conference on Health Informatics 2008, 28.1.2008 - 31.1.2008, Madeira, Portugal, pp. 225-230.
Cowie J, Oteniya L & Coles R (2007) Particle Swarm Optimisation for learning Bayesian Networks In: Ao Sio-Iong, Gelman Len, Hukins David W L, Hunter Andrew, Korsunsky Alexander M (ed.) Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2007, Vol I, WCE 2007, July 2 - 4, 2007, London, U.K., Newswood Limited / International Association of Engineers (IAENG). ICCIIS 2007, World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2007, 2.7.2007 - 4.7.2007, London, pp. 71-76.