Fay Bradley

Fay Bradley, PhD, MA (Econ), BA


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Fay has over 15 years’ mixed-method health services research experience, focused on the primary care workforce, inter-professional working and skill-mix change.  A sociologist by background and previous NIHR doctoral research fellow, she has developed expertise in integrated working between general practice and pharmacy, contributing to knowledge, theory and practice in this area.  Fay has been involved in the design and delivery of numerous mixed method studies, including national evaluations of pharmacy services, which have informed subsequent health care policy. Recent projects include a NIHR funded study of clinical productivity in community pharmacy, an evaluation of the Health Education England funded NHS General Practice Pharmacist Training Pathway and a NIHR CLAHRC GM study examining the integration of new roles into general practice.

Fay is currently working with the NIHR ARC GM in the Organising Care theme and is leading the Salford Primary Care Workforce Data Mapping (SWorDMAP) project.

Research interests

Fay’s research interests include inter-professional relationships and interaction between health care professionals - particularly between GPs and pharmacists - skill-mix change, task shifting and workforce redesign.

Methodological knowledge

  • Empirical qualitative research, including using a case study approach and experience of methods including: individual interviews, focus groups, nominal group technique
  • Social network analysis

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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