Dr Carolyn McCrorie

Research Fellow

Email: Carolyn.McCrorie@bthft.nhs.uk


Carolyn was appointed as a Research Fellow in the Digital Innovations for Safer Healthcare Theme in March 2018. By background, Carolyn is a trained mental health nurse and health services researcher. She completed her PhD in the school of medicine, University of Leeds in August 2020. Carolyn’s skills are mainly around qualitative methodology and analysis and process evaluations, including sociotechnical frameworks.  Carolyn has published on several topics including staff expectations for digital technologies, patient perspectives on pain management, opioid prescribing for non-cancer pain, management of diabetes, student substance use, service configuration and delivery for people with mental health needs and physical activity for people in care homes. She is co-applicant on an NIHR-funded project evaluating the safety and patient impacts of an AI command centre in the NHS.

Research interests

Applied health services research, qualitative methodology and analysis, patient safety, implementation science, patient experience.




Recent Funding Awarded

2021 Evaluating the safety and patient impacts of an AI command centre in the NHS £456,613.22 NIHR HS&DR

2012 Foy R, Montana C, Bennett MI, Closs J, House A, Glidewell L, Petty D. Understanding prescribing of opioids for chronic, non-cancer pain in general practice. NIHR Research for Patient Benefit. £248252; 2012-13 for 21 months.

Recent publications

2019    McCrorie, C., Benn, J., Johnson, O. et al. Staff expectations for the implementation of an electronic health record system: a qualitative study using normalisation process theory. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak (2019)

2016 Foy R., Leaman B., McCrorie C., Petty D., House A., et al. Prescribed opioids in primary care: cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of influence of patient and practice characteristics (2016) BMJ Open 6:5

2016 Rushforth B., McCrorie C., Glidewell L., Midgley E. & Foy R. Barriers to effective management of type 2 diabetes in primary care: qualitative systematic review (2016) Br J Gen Pract 66 (643): e114-127

2015  McCrorie C., Closs S., House A., Petty D., Ziegler L., Glidewell L., West R. & Foy R. Understanding long-term opioid prescribing for non-cancer pain in primary care: a qualitative study (2015) BMC Fam Prac 16:121

2011     Harrison, W., McCrorie, C., Bewick, B., Gilthorpe, M., West, R.  P1-440 Latent class analysis of student substance use (2011) J Epidemiol Community Health 65 (Suppl 1): A189-A189https://www.researchgate.net/publication/269580063_P1-440_Latent_class_analysis_of_student_substance_use

2009 Holmes J., Montaňa C., Powell G. et al. Liaison Mental Health Services for Older People: A literature review, service mapping and in-depth evaluation of service models (March 2009) NCCSDO

2008 Slade M., Gask L., Leese M., McCrone P., Montaňa C., Powell R., Stewart M. & Chew-Graham C. Failure to improve appropriateness of referrals to adult community mental health services – lessons from a multi-site cluster randomised control trial (2008) Fam Pract 25(3); 181-190.

2007 Chew-Graham C., Slade M., Montaňa C., Stewart M. & Gask L. A qualitative study of referral to mental health teams in the UK: exploring the rhetoric and reality (2007) BMC Health Services Research 7; 117.