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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Dr Ratna Sohanpal, BDS, Msc, DDPH, PhD


Health Services Researcher and General Advisor for NIHR RDS London

Telephone: 020 7882 2492


Ratna is currently involved in two projects (1) the NIHR SPCR funded study called REMO CARE which is exploring the potential opportunities and challenges in REMOte CARE for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; (2) and a NIHR CTU support funded study called INCLUDED (Promoting INCLUsivity through improving the practice anD utility of Ethnicity Data collection in trials). The aim of the INCLUDED study is to provide initial guidance for researchers to improve the collection of ethnicity data in UK clinical trials.

Ratna has recently completed managing a NIHR-HTA funded multi-centre randomised controlled trial called TANDEM. TANDEM is looking at whether a cognitive behavioural approach intervention delivered by trained respiratory health care professionals and linked with pulmonary rehabilitation improves anxiety and/or depression in moderate to severe patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

REMO CARE study invitation, information sheet and consent form for potential participants:

For Health Care Professionals

  1. HCP study leaflet: HCP Study leaflet [DOC 42KB]
  2. HCP participant information sheet: HCP Participant information sheet [DOC 179KB]
  3. Informed consent form (same for all participants) Informed consent form [DOC 45KB]


For Patients with COPD (and their Carer)

  1. Patient study leaflet Patient study leaflet [DOC 43KB] 
  2. Patient and Carer invitation letter Patient and carer invite letter [DOC 44KB]
  3. Patient and Carer Participant information sheet patient and carer information sheet [DOC 179KB]
  4. Informed consent form (same for all participants) Informed consent form [DOC 45KB]


Problem Based Learning

SSc2a medical undergraduate teaching

MSc dissertation supervision


Research Interests:

Research interests include Complex intervention and long term condition management particularly in respiratory disease; Applied health services research involving mixed methods; Improving stakeholder participation in research and evidenced based services in routine care; Qualitative Research including Process evaluation in clinical trials; Efficient design and conduct of clinical trials.



For a full list of Ratna's publications, please click here.


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