Blizard Institute - Barts and The London

Dr Carol Fawkes, DO, Lic Ac; BA(Hons); PGCert, MSc, PhD

General Adviser for RDS London & Senior Research Officer for National Council for Osteopathic Research

Email: c.fawkes@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: 020 7882 6131

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Carol Fawkes graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1988 and was awarded the Diploma in Osteopathy; she graduated from the British College of Acupuncture in 1992 with a Licentiate in Acupuncture.

Carol completed an MSc in Health Care Research Methods at Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry (QMUL) in 2005. Her final dissertation investigated patient satisfaction with osteopathy in private practice.

She was awarded a PGCert in Evidence based in Health Care in 2006 from University of Oxford. Carol completed her PhD at Queen Mary, University of London in 2017 studying the application of apps in the collection of Patient Reported Outcome Measurement (PROM) data in musculoskeletal clinical practice.

She was appointed Research Officer for the National Council for Osteopathic Research in 2004, and has been based at QMUL since 2013.  She was appointed as a general advisor for the Research Design Service (RDS) London based at QMUL in 2018.

Carol continues working in PROMs and is involved in the cross-cultural adaptation of a PROM app for osteopaths in France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Greece, Denmark, and Finland.  PROM data collection with UK osteopaths continues.  .  Further information concerning the online data collection platform is available at http://www.ncor.org.uk/practitioners/patient-reported-outcomes/development-of-a-prom-app-for-osteopaths/

Carol has a special interest also in clinical audit.  She has developed a handbook on clinical audit for practising osteopaths with a series of resources to accompany this. She is currently working on the development of an online learning package in clinical audit.

Centre:  Centre for Primary Care and Public Health

Research Groups: Research Design Service

Research

Research Interests:

Osteopathy; manual therapies; PROMs; clinical audit.

Patient reported outcome measures (PROM) in clinical practice, and their use via  mobile or web apps.

Current work includes the cross-cultural adaptation of a PROM app for osteopaths in France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Greece, Denmark, and Finland.

Other special interests include clinical audit, and the development of an online learning package in clinical audit.

 

 

Publications

Fawkes C, Froud R, Carnes D.  Measuring patient outcome using data capture by mobile app.  Trials 2015; 16(Suppl 1):27

Bradbury K, Al-Abbadey M, Carnes D, Dimitrov BD, Eardley S, Fawkes C, Foster J, Greville-Harris M, Harvey JM, Leach J, Lewith G, MacPherson H, Roberts L, Parry L, Yardley L, Bishop FL.  Non-specific mechanisms in orthodox and CAM management of low back pain (MOCAM): theoretical framework and protocol for a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 2016;6(5):e012209. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012209. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27235304

Fawkes C, Carnes D, Froud R.  Collecting patient reported outcome data in clinical practice.  European Journal of Integrated Medicine 2016; 8(4):591

Fawkes C, Froud R, Carnes D.  Converging and diverging views about PROMs: a qualitative study involving patients and clinicians. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017;15 (Suppl1):185-197.

Froud R, Fawkes C, Foss J, Underwood M, Carnes D.  Responsiveness, Reliability, and Minimally Important and Minimal Detectable Changes of 3 Electronic Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Low Back Pain: Validation Study.  J Med Internet Res. 2018 Oct 24;20(10):e272.. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30355556

See all of Carol Fawkes's Research Publications at: http://www.researchpublications.qmul.ac.uk/publications/staff/30381.html