Peacock, Rosemary

Rosemary Peacock

Rosemary Peacock is a Senior Research Fellow for the Quality & Safety team and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bradford.  She joined the Quality & Safety team in November 2015 as a qualitative researcher to work on a NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research funded project: ‘Understanding and enhancing how hospital staff learn from and act on patient experience data’. The project aims to develop understanding of how acute hospital Trusts collect and collate patient experience feedback and use it to inform service improvement and care delivery. The project works with patient representatives and staff to co-design, implement and evaluate a patient experience improvement toolkit and uses an action research methodology to facilitate these processes.

Rosemary is an applied health researcher with an interest in qualitative research methodology. She has a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Advanced Social Research Methodology and she was awarded her doctoral degree at the University of Bradford in 2015.  Her PhD explored the role of personal communities with people living with visible facial difference with a particular focus on developing an ecological understanding of resilience and how social support is produced relationally. Prior to her PhD Rosemary worked at the University of Leeds Institute for Health Science and the School of Healthcare for five years on several NHS studies which included a complex intervention to prevent delirium in care homes, and an epidemiological study of self-harm attendances at A&E. She was a lead researcher on an ethnographic case study of health service information technology implementation and an evaluation of an initiative designed to increase usage of information technology by older people. 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.

Relevant publications

  • Peacock, R.E.., Sargeant, A. and Small, N. (In press) 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.
  • 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.

Relevant conferences presentations

  • Peacock, R.E., Sargeant, A., and Small, N. (2014) Belonging, Personal Communities and Living with Visible Facial Difference. Making Diversity Interventions Count: 4th Annual International Conference, University of Bradford, 17 June.
  • Peacock, R.E., Sargeant, A., and Small, N. (2012) Visibly different: Constructions of micro-social worlds by people living with facial difference.  International Conference on Living with Difference, University of Leeds, 12-13 September.
  • Peacock, R., Moore, J. and Keen, J. (2011) Interim realities. International Research Society for Public Management XV, Dublin, April.
  • Peacock, R. and Videler, T. (2010) Encouraging and engaging research staff associations.  Vitae Yorkshire and North East Hub Good Practice Conference, University of Leeds, December.