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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Dr Carol Fawkes, BA(Hons), DO, LicAc, PGCert, MSc, PhD

Health Services Researcher and General Adviser, Research Design Service (London)

Email: c.fawkes@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: 0044 (0)20 7882 6131

Profile

As part of the team at RDS London based at QMUL, I act as general adviser to applicants preparing grants and fellowship awards.  I am impact champion at RDS London and co-lead its research impact special interest group.

My background is in musculoskeletal care and particularly back pain.  My PhD focussed on the use of patient reported outcome measurement (PROMs), and the use of technology to facilitate PROM data collection.  The PROMs data collection app I developed for my PhD has been translated into several different European languages (French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Spanish and Norwegian).  I have been involved in the cross-cultural translation of the app content, and will be working on further translations in the future.

I first joined Queen Mary in 2013 when it hosted the National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR).  I have been senior research officer at NCOR since 2004.  I completed my PhD at QMUL in 2017.  Prior to that I undertook my MSc at QMUL in Healthcare Research Methods in 2005.  I completed a PGCert in Evidence based in Health Care in 2006 at the University of Oxford. 

Research

Research Interests:

 

  • The use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) to measure outcomes of care

 

  •  The management of musculoskeletal pain with a special emphasis on back pain
  • Impact in research
  • Clinical audit

 

 

Publications

Please click through to see a complete list of Carol's publications

 

Outstanding publications

 

  • Fawkes C, Carnes D.  Patient reported outcomes in a large cohort of patients receiving osteopathic care in the United Kingdom. PLoS One. 2021;16(4):e0249719.  doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0249719. eCollection 2021.
  • Fawkes C, Froud R, Carnes D.  A systematic review of the measurement properties of the Bournemouth Questionnaire.    Orthopaedic Proceedings 2018;100-B; SUPP_2. https://online.boneandjoint.org.uk/doi/abs/10.1302/1358-992X.2018.2.043
  • Fawkes C, Froud R, Carnes D.  Measuring patient outcome using data capture by mobile app. Trials 2015;16(Suppl 1):27
  • 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.
  • Bishop F, Al-Abbadey M, Roberts L, MacPherson H, Stuart B, Carnes D, Fawkes C, Yardley L, Bradbury K.  Direct and mediated effects of treatment context on low back pain outcome: a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open 2021;18;11(5):e044831.
  • 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. 
  • Cross V, Leach CMJ, Fawkes CA, Moore AP ( 2015 ) . Patients' expectations of osteopathic care: a qualitative study . Health Expect vol. 18,(5)1114-1126.
  • Rushton AB, Fawkes CA, Carnes D, Moore AP ( 2014 ) . A modified Delphi consensus study to identify UK osteopathic profession research priorities . Man Ther vol. 19,(5)445- 452.
  • Fawkes CA, Leach CMJ, Mathias S, Moore AP ( 2014 ) . A profile of osteopathic care in private practices in the United Kingdom: a national pilot using standardised data collection . Man Ther vol. 19,(2)125-130.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
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