Patricia Greenhalgh is a new honorary doctor at the University of Oslo.
Patricia Greenhalgh. Photo: National Institute for Health Research
Professor Trish Greenhalgh is an internationally recognized academic in primary health care based at the University of Oxford. She is the author of over 400 peer-reviewed publications and 16 textbooks with more than 81 000 citations at Google Scholar.
Her past research has covered the evaluation and improvement of clinical services at the primary-secondary care interface, particularly the use of narrative methods to illuminate the illness experience in ‘hard to reach’ groups, the challenges of implementing evidence-based practice (including the study of knowledge translation and research impact), the adoption and use of new technologies (including electronic patient records and assisted living technologies) and the application of philosophy to clinical practice.
She has brought this interdisciplinary perspective to bear on the research response to the Covid-19 pandemic, looking at diverse themes including clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient by phone and video, the science and anthropology of face coverings, and policy decision-making in conditions of uncertainty. She has a link to the University of Oslo through the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE).