Dr Luke Budworth

Senior Research Data Analyst 

Email: luke.budworth@bthft.nhs.uk


I joined YQSR in 2023 as a senior research data analyst within the Yorkshire and Humber National Institute for Health Research funded Patient Safety Research Collaboration centre (PSRC). I work across the PSRC, but primarily work within the Rethinking Safety Intelligence for Improvement theme leading data-driven projects aiming to develop equitable tools and resources to improve patient outcomes.

By background I am a research psychologist and data analyst, having received a MSc and PhD in heath psychology (University of Leeds, 2015 & 2018) and MSc in health data analytics (University College London, 2022).

My PhD work assessed the prevalence, detectability, and impact of pre-operative recreational substance use on post-operative outcomes – and potential strategies to help patients mitigate harm.

Post-PhD I was a research fellow in YQSR (2019-2022), leading a multi-hospital retrospective study assessing associations between emergency doctor decision-making, patient health outcomes, and healthcare resource use. I also provided statistical support for projects in the field of patient safety, including an MRC-funded project with clinical and commercial partners developing a device to prevent nasogastric tube-related ‘never events’.

In 2022 I joined the Institute of Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Medicine at the University of Leeds. Here I provided statistical support and analysis for several large research projects. My personal projects primarily focused on the analysis of machine-learning derived osteoarthritis biomarkers from imaging data, primarily involving hierarchal (multilevel) frequentist and Bayesian generalised (non-)linear modelling.

Recent Publications

Ford, D., Budworth, L., Lawton, R., Teale, EA., & O’Connor, DB. (2023). In-hospital stress and patient outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PloS One.
Vogt, KS., Simms-Ellis, R., Grange, A., Griffiths, ME., Coleman, R., Harrison, R., Shearman, R., Marran, J., Budworth, L., & Johnson, J. (2023). Critical care nursing workforce in crisis: A discussion paper examining contributing factors, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and potential solutions. J. Clin. Nurs.
Wilson, C., Budworth, L., Janes, G., Lawton, R., & Benn, J. (2022). PP35 Predictors and effects of prehospital feedback: Protocol for a mixed-methods diary study. Emerg Med.
Vogt, KS., Grange, A., Johnson, J., Budworth, L., Coleman, R., & Simms-Ellis, R. (2022). Study protocol for the online adaptation and evaluation of the ‘Reboot’ (recovery-boosting) coaching programme, to prepare critical nurses for, and aid recovery after, stressful clinical events. Pilot Feasibility Stud.
Smith, H., Budworth, L., Grindey, C., Hague, I., Hamer, N., Kislov, R., Van Der Graaf, P., & Langley, J. (2022). Co-production practice and future research priorities in United Kingdom-funded applied health research: A scoping review. Health Res. Policy Syst.
Janes, G., Mills, T., Budworth, L., Johnson, J., & Lawton, R. (2021). The association between healthcare staff engagement and patient safety outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Patient Saf.
Johnson, J., Simms-Ellis, R., Janes, G., Mills, T., Budworth, L., Atkinson, L. & Harrison, R. (2020). Can we prepare healthcare professionals for involvement in adverse events? Feasibility study of a resilience training intervention. BMC Health Serv Res.
Budworth, L., Prestwich, A., Sykes-Muskett, B., Khatun, K., Ireland, J., Clancy, F., & Conner, M. (2019). A feasibility study to assess the individual and combined effects of financial incentives and monetary contingency contracts on physical activity. Psychol Sport Exerc.
Budworth, L. (2019). Electronic cigarettes: Sensory cues in nicotine dependence. PsyPAG Quarterly.
Budworth, L., Prestwich, A., Lawton, R., Kotzé, A., & Kellar, I. (2019). Preoperative interventions for alcohol and other recreational substance use: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Front Psychol.
Taylor, J., & Budworth, L. (2018). Food safety culture: Patterns and trends from a quantitative analysis of a culture assessment program. Worldw Hosp Tour Themes.