Dr Rosemary Peacock

Senior Research Fellow


Twitter: @RosePeacock2

Rosemary Peacock is a Senior Research Fellow for the Quality & Safety team at the Bradford Institute for Health Research, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Leeds and University of Bradford. She joined the Quality & Safety team in November 2015 as an action researcher for the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research funded project: ‘Understanding and enhancing how hospital staff learn from and act on patient experience data’. The project works with patient representatives and staff to co-design and implement innovative approaches to responding to patient feedback on experience of care in hospitals.

Rosemary graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc in Psychology, followed by an MSc in Advanced Social Research Methodology from the Open University. She was awarded her doctoral degree at the University of Bradford in 2015. Her PhD explored the concept of relationality to understand solidarities and resiliencies in the personal communities of people living with facial difference. Prior to her PhD Rosemary worked at the University of Leeds as a research assistant.  At the Leeds Institute of Health science she was a lead researcher in an NIHR funded case study of health service information technology implementation. Prior to her career in health service research, Rosemary worked in the voluntary sector to improve the situation and experience of people who were homeless and has a long standing interest in listening and acting on the experience of those who are marginalised or seldom heard.

Research interests

Rosemary is a qualitative health researcher with an interest in understanding and improving patient experience of healthcare. She is interested in participatory research, action research and developing patient and public involvement in research. More broadly she is interested in the social and relational contexts which shape experience of health and care.

Recent Publications

  • Peacock, R.E.., Sargeant, A. and Small, N. (2016) Facial difference, consumer culture and being ‘normal’. In Valentine, G. and Vieten, U. (eds) Cartographies of Difference. Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Keen, J., Dempster, P., Edlin, R., Moore, J., Peacock, R., Rooksby, J. and West, R. (2012) Information technologies in the NHS: an observational study of three acute hospitals.  UK: NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation Programme, National Institute for Health Research. http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/projects/hsdr/081803224
  • Peacock, R., Moore, J. and Keen, J. (2012) Interim realities: information technologies and unknown destinations. Public Management Review, 14 (8), pp. 1109-1124
  • Peacock, R., Hopton, A., Featherstone, I. and Edwards, J. (2012) Care home staff can detect the difference between delirium, dementia and depression. Nursing Older People, 21 (1), pp. 26-30.
  • Peacock, R., & Moore, J.  (2011). Info-store activities and older people’s experience with computers, Leeds: University of Leeds
  • Jackson, C., Cheater, FM., Harrison, W., Peacock, R., Bekker, H., West, R. and Leese, B.  (2011) Randomised cluster trial to support informed decision-making for the MMR vaccine. BMC Public Health, 11, p. 475.
  • Siddiqi, N., Young, J., House, A.O., Featherstone, I., Hopton, A., Martin, C., Edwards, J., Krishan, R., Peacock, R. and Holt, R. (2011) Stop Delirium! A complex intervention to prevent delirium in care homes: a mixed-methods feasibility study. Age and Ageing, 40 (1), pp. 90-98.
  • Jackson, C., Cheater, F.M., Peacock, R., Leask, J. and Trevana, L. (2010) Evaluating a web-based MMR aid to support informed decision making by UK parents: a before-and-after feasibility study.  Health Education Journal,   69 (1) pp. 74-83.