Thorp, Liz

Liz Thorp

Liz is a PhD research student funded by the Health Foundation awards for Improvement Science, based between Bradford Institute for Health Research and the School of Psychology, University of Leeds. She is currently investigating ‘experience based co-design’, which is a novel and innovative theoretically informed approach to quality improvement within healthcare.

Liz has a background in adult nursing and has worked in a variety of healthcare settings including the NHS, private healthcare and the USA. Since 2011, Liz worked within the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group based at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and has been a co-collaborator for evaluation and research projects carried out within and for the Trust. Liz also facilitates the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research group’s patient panel that supports researchers with the development of research ideas and on-going projects being conducted.

Research interests

• Improvement science
• Quality Improvement and related methodologies
• Co-production methods; experience based co-design
• Patient and Public Involvement in healthcare research
• Transitions of care
• Medication adherence for children with long term health conditions
• Healthcare inequalities

Conference presentations

Thorp L, Gardner P, Lawton R, O’Hara J, Grange A. A systematic review of literature to assess the use of experience-based co-design as a quality improvement approach within healthcare: A protocol. Poster presented at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Postgraduate research conference, University of Leeds Weetwood Hall, Leeds, 23 June 2014.