Department of Health Sciences
University of Leicester
22-28 Princess Road West
Leicester, LE1 6TP
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Carolyn's research interests include:
- Trust and cooperation in health care and medical research
- Implementation of patient safety interventions
- Regulation and governance of health care and medical research
- Organisation and delivery of primary care services
- Continuity of care
- Qualitative research
- Questionnaire design
An ethnographic study of efforts to reduce central venous catheter blood stream infections in intensive care units in England (Dixon-Woods M, Tarrant C, Lilford R, Bion J)
Responsiveness of primary care services: development of a patient-report measure (Tarrant C, Baker R, Boulton M, Freeman G, Box G, Jackson P)
The experience of medical students classified as unsatisfactory at finals (Patel R, Kitchen R, Briggs J, Bonas S, Tarrant C, Hastings A)
Exploration of feedback of results to participants of the ORACLE Children’s Study (Kenyon S, Dixon-Woods M, Jackson C, Tarrant C).
Further analysis of cancer trial research ethics committee applications: improving quality in patient information sheets (Dixon-Woods M, Tarrant C, Angell E).
University of Leicester Doctoral Inaugural lecture, 6th Feb 2008.
Presentation: Trust and confidence in biobank research: lessons from qualitative studies of participants. At Brocher Foundation workshop "Translational medicine and public health policy: lessons from biobanks. Ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI), Switzerland, 5-7 December 2007.
I contribute to teaching on the undergraduate and graduate medical degrees, Department of Medical and Social Care Education:
- Co-module leader for Health Psychology and Human Diversity
- Contributor to Patient Centred Clinical Practice module
I also contribute to the MRes in Applied Health Research, Department of Health Sciences.
Clare Jackson- Optimising recruitment to clinical trials in childhood cancer: perspectives of families and clinicians (NIHR fellowship, to commence Jan 2010)
Emma Angell- Developing a patient-report measure of responsiveness of primary care services: theoretical, methodological and practical challenges (from Jan 2011)
Recent journal articles:
Dixon-Woods M, Tarrant C, Jackson CJ, Jones DR, Kenyon S. (2011) Providing feedback to study participants: a mixed-method study of the benefits and challenges of a consultative approach. (in press, Clinical Trials)
Baker R, Smith A, Tarrant C, McKinley RK, Taub N (2011). Patient feedback in revalidation: an exploratory study using the consultation satisfaction questionnaire (in press, BJGP)
Tarrant C, Dixon-Woods M, Colman A, STokes T. (2010) Continuity and trust in primary care: A qualitative study informed by game theory, Ann Fam Med 8:440-446
Dixon-Woods M, Tarrant C, Willars J, Suokas A (2010) How will it work? A qualitative study of strategic stakeholders' accounts of a pateint safety initiative, Quality and Safety in Health Care, 19, 74-78
Sinfield P, Baker R, Tarrant C, Agarwal S, Colman AM, Steward S, Kockelbergh R, Mellon JK, (2009) The Prostate Care Questionnaire for Carers (PCQ–C): Reliability, validity and acceptability. BMC Health Services Research, 9, 229. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/9/229
Tarrant C, Baker R, Colman AM, Sinfield P, Agarwal S, Mellon JK, Steward W, Kockelbergh R. (2009) The Prostate Care Questionnaire for Patients (PCQ–P): Reliability, validity and acceptability. BMC Health Services Research, 9, 199. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/9/199
Dixon-Woods M, Suokas A, Pitchforth E, Tarrant C. (2009) An ethnographic study of classifying and accounting for risk at the sharp end of medical wards. Social Science & Medicine, 69(3), 362-369
Angell EL, Tarrant C, Dixon-Woods M. (2009) Research involving storage and use of human tissue: how did the Human Tissue Act affect decisions by Research Ethics Committees? Journal of Clinical Pathology, 62, 825-829
Sinfield P, Baker R, Camosso-Stefinovic J, Colman AM, Tarrant C, Mellon JK, Steward W, Kockelbergh R, Agarwal S. (2009) Men's and carers' experiences of care for prostate cancer: a narrative literature review. Health Expectations, 12(3), 301/312
Dixon-Woods M, Tarrant C. (2009) Why do people cooperate with medical research? Findings from three studies. Social Science & Medicine, 68, 2215–2222.
Tarrant C, Colman AM, Stokes T. (2008) Past experience, ‘shadow of the future', and patient trust: A cross-sectional survey. British Journal of General Practice, 58, 780-783
Sinfield P, Baker R, Agarwal S, Tarrant C (2008) Patient-centred care: what are the experiences of prsotate cancer patients and their partners? Patient Education and Counselling, 73, 91-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2008.05.001
Dixon-Woods M, Angell E, Tarrant C, Thomas A (2008) What do research ethics committees say about applications to conduct cancer trials? Lancet Oncology, 9, 700-701.
Tarrant C, Sinfield P, Agarwal S, Baker R (2008) Is seeing a specialist nurse associated with positive experiences of care? The role and value of specialist nurses in prostate cancer care. BMC Health Services Research, 8:65 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/8/65
Turner D, Tarrant C, Windridge K, Bryan S, Boulton M, Freeman G, Baker R. (2007) Do patients value continuity of care in general practice? An investigation using stated preference discrete choice experiments. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 12 (3) 132–137
Baker R, Boulton M, Windridge K, Tarrant C, Bankart J, & Freeman GK. (2007). Interpersonal continuity of care: A cross-sectional survey of primary care patients’ preferences and their experiences. British Journal of General Practice, 57(537), 283-289.
Boulton M, Tarrant C, Baker R, Windridge K, & Freeman GK. (2006). How are different types of continuity achieved? A mixed methods longitudinal study. British Journal of General Practice, 56(531). 749-755.
Stokes T, Tarrant C, Mainous III AG, Schers H, Freeman G, Baker R. (2005). Continuity of care – is the personal doctor still important? An international survey of general practitioners and family physicians in England & Wales, United States and the Netherlands. Annals of Family Medicine, 3(4), 353-359
Stokes T, Tarrant C, Baker R, Freeman G. (2005). Continuity of care and the new GMS Contract: A survey of general practitioners in England and Wales. Quality in Primary Care, 13, 25-27. http://hdl.handle.net/2381/3297
Tarrant C, Stokes T, Colman AM. (2004). Models of the medical consultation: opportunities and limitations of a game theory perspective. Quality and Safety in Health Care, 13:461-466. http://hdl.handle.net/2381/2691
Windridge K, Tarrant C, Freeman G, Baker R, Boulton M, Low J. (2004). Problems with a ‘target’ approach to access in primary care: a qualitative study. British Journal of General Practice, 54, 364-366.
Tarrant C, Stokes T, Baker R. (2003). Factors associated with patients’ trust in their general practitioner: a cross-sectional survey. British Journal of General Practice, 53, 798-800
Tarrant C, Windridge K, Boulton M, Baker R, Freeman G. (2003). Qualitative study of the meaning of personal care in general practice. British Medical Journal, 326,1310-1317 https://lra.le.ac.uk/handle/2381/248
Preston CC & Colman AM. (2000). Optimal number of response categories in rating scales: reliability, validity, discriminating power and respondent preferences. Acta Psychologica, 104, 1-15
Baker R, Preston C, Cheater F, Hearnshaw H. (1999) Measuring patients' attitudes to care across the primary/secondary interface: development of the patient career diary. Quality in Health Care, 8(3), 154-161.
Preston C, Cheater F, Baker R, Hearnshaw H. (1999) Left in limbo: Patients’ views on care across the primary/secondary interface. Quality in Health Care, 8(1) 16-20.
Tarrant, CC (2006). Continuity, trust, and cooperation: a Game Theory perspective on the GP-patient interaction. University of Leicester. https://lra.le.ac.uk/handle/2381/847
Baker R, Freeman G, Boulton M, Windridge K, Tarrant C, Low J, Turner D, Hutton E, Bryan S. (2006) Continuity of Care: patients’ and carers’ views and choices in their use of primary care services. NCCSDO.