I am a behavioural scientist with over 10 years post doctoral experience. I have a BSc in Psychology (2003) and MSc in Psychological Approaches to Health (2004) from the University of Leeds. I received my PhD from the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds. Following my PhD I worked as a post doctoral research fellow at Leeds Institute of Health Sciences and joined the University of Hull in 2017.
I am a mixed methods researcher and lead the Institute of Clinical and Applied Health Research (ICAHR) Methods Hub. I work closely with the Hull Health Trials Unit and Leeds Clinical Trials Units. I am a visiting senior lecturer at the University of Leeds.
I have expertise in a range of qualitative and quantitative research approaches (co-design, surveys, observational studies, clinical trials, process evaluations, interviews, and focus groups). Much of my current work involves undertaking process evaluations linked to clinical trials, and conducting embedded qualitative studies aimed at understanding the experience of patients and staff involved, and developing interventions to improve trial recruitment
Dr Twiddy as a number of research interests
1. Living with chronic illness and the supportive care needs of patients and carers.
2. Improving recruitment and retention to clinical trials through the application of qualitative methods to understand patient and staff perspectives of trial design, new interventions/surgical approaches and how these are embedded into clinical practice.
3. The use of Mixed Methods approaches in health research.
Teaching and Learning
Dr Twiddy teaches on the MBBS, and MSc in Pharmacology and Drug Development.