Shona Agarwal, BSc

Research Associate


Health Sciences
University of Leicester
Centre for Medicine
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH

Tel: 00 44 116 252 5465




Primary care, patient experience, prostate cancer



  • Models of care for diabetes in the community (MODCOM)

  • Management of smokers motivated to quit in general practice: an exploratory study (MOSMOQ)

  • Prostate cancer care: improving measures of the patient experience



Dixon-Woods, M., Agarwal, S., Young, B, Jones, D, Sutton A.J. Integrative approaches to Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence. Health Development Agency 2004

Dixon-Woods, M., Shaw, R.L., Agarwal, S., Smith, J. A. The problem of appraising qualitative research. Quality & Safety in Healthcare 2004; 13:223-225

Dixon-Woods, M., Agarwal, S., Jones, D, Young, B, Sutton A.J. Synthesising Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence: a Review of Possible methods. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy 2005; 10 (1): 45-53 * Reprinted in: Bryman A (ed) (2006) Mixed Methods (Vol 3) London: Sage

Dixon-Woods M, Kirk D, Agarwal S, Arthur T, Harvey J, Hsu R, Katbamna S, Olsen R, Smith L, Sutton AJ, Riley R. (2005) Vulnerable groups and access to health care: a critical interpretive review London: NHS SDO R&D Programme

Dixon-Woods, M., Cavers, D., Agarwal, S., Annandale, E et al Conducting a critical interpretive synthesis of the literature on access to healthcare by vulnerable groups. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2006; 6: 35-47

Baker R, Sinfield P, Agarwal S, Tarrant C, Mellon JK, Steward W, Colman A, Kockelbergh R, Sproston K (2008) The Development of the Prostate Care Questionnaires for patients (PCQ-P)and Carers (PCQ-C) London: National Co-ordinating Centre for NHS Service Delivery and Organisation R&D (NCCSDO)

Tarrant C, Sinfield P, Agarwal S, Baker R 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 2008, 8:65

Dixon-Woods M, Agarwal S, Jones DR, Young B, Sutton AJ, Noyes J Synthesising Qualitative and Quantitative evidence within a systematic review in Watson R, McKenna H, Cowman S, Keady J Nursing research designs and methods 2008

Sinfield P, Baker R, Agarwal S, Tarrant, C Patient-centred care: what are the experiences of prostate cancer patients and their partners? Patient Education and Counselling 2008; 73:91-96