Emma Regen, BSoc.Sc(Hons), MA, PGDip

Emma Regen has been a Research Fellow in the University of Leicester’s Department of Health Sciences since 2004. With a background in medical sociology, Emma is particularly experienced in using a range of qualitative methods in both academic and applied research contexts. Her research interests have centred upon end of life care and the provision of health and social care for older people including several national Department of Health funded studies in this area. Emma’s current projects focus upon the care of frail older people in acute hospital settings and communication and decision-making in complex clinical situations. Emma also plays an active role in supporting LLR’s Ageing Patient and Public Involvement Research Forum.

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Department of Health Sciences
University of Leicester
George Davies Centre
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 5438
Email:
elr14@le.ac.uk

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Communication and decision-making in complex clinical situations: a qualitative study of patients' and clinicians' experiences and co-design of professional development and patient information materials. Funded by Dunhill Medical Trust 2019-2021.

Identifying models of care to improve outcomes for older people with emergency and urgent care needs (ECOP). Funded by NIHR (HS&DR) 2018-2021.

Diagnosis and management of dementia in primary care in Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups: an exploratory study. Funded by NIHR (RfPB) 2017-2018.

A qualitative study investigating the behavioural and psychological factors contributing to the misdiagnosis of urinary tract infection in adults. Funded by BGS 2015-2017.

Research to test new forms of acute medical care for frail elderly patients – how best to deliver Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment hospital-wide in a cost-effective way? (How-CGA) Funded by NIHR (HS&DR) 2014-2017.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Wilson A, Baker R, Bankart J, Banerjee J, Bhamra R, Conron S, Kurtev S, Phelps K, Regen E, Rogers S, and Waring J Understanding variation in unplanned admissions of people aged 85 and over: a systems-based approach. BMJ Open 2019;9:e026405. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026405.

Kate O’Kelly, Kay Phelps, Emma L Regen, Fernando Carvalho, Desislava Kondova, Val Mitchell, Simon P Conroy , Gyuchan T Jun. Why are we misdiagnosing Urinary Tract Infection in older patients? Contributing factors and a roadmap for staff behaviour change in the emergency department (2019).  European Geriatric Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41999-019-00191-3.

Kocman D, Regen E, Phelps K, Martin G, Parker S, Gilbert T, Conroy S (2019) Can Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment be delivered without the need for geriatricians?  A formative evaluation in two perioperative surgical settings Age and Ageing, afz025, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afz025.

Amy Elliott, Kay Phelps, Emma Regen, Simon Paul Conroy (2017) Identifying Frailty in the Emergency Department – feasibility study.  Age and Ageing 1-6.DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx089.

Conroy S P, Bardsley M, Smith P, Neuburger J, Keeble E, Arora S, Kraindler J, Ariti C, Sherlaw-Johnson C, Street A, Roberts H, Kennedy S, Martin G, Phelps K, Regen E, Kocman D, McCue P, Fisher E & Parker S. (2019)  Comprehensive geriatric assessment improves outcomes for frail older people at risk in acute hospitals, but toolkits aimed at enhancing its delivery by non-specialists require prolonged geriatrician support. Health Services and Delivery Research Volume: 7, Issue: 15, Published in April 2019 https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr07150.

Wilson A, Subramaniam H, Raghaven R, Agarwal S, Phelps K, Regen E, Bankart J, Sitaram B (2019) Diagnosis and management of dementia in primary care in Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups: an exploratory study.

Wilson A, Baker R, Bankart J, Banerjee J, Bhamra R, Conroy SE, Kurtev S, Phelps K, Regen E, Rogers S and Waring J (2015)  Establishing and implementing best practice to reduce unplanned admissions in those aged 85+ through system change (ESCAPE 85+): a mixed method, case study approach. Health Services and Delivery Research Volume:3  Issue:37; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3310/hsdr03370.

 

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