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Penelope Siebert

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Social Work and Health

Role

Dr Penelope Siebert is a lecturer in Health and Social Care who is interested in how theory is used in practice to support the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions aimed at improving health outcomes and reducing inequalities.  Before entering academia she worked as Midwife, then as a Public Health professional in primary care settings in the East midlands region.  After her doctoral studies at the University of Sheffield, she joined the research team at the Centre for Health leadership and learning (CHILL) Nottingham University Business School as research fellow using qualitative evaluation methodologies to assess the implementation of innovations in healthcare to improve patient safety and quality of care.

Career overview

Penelope Siebert in the past has worked as public health specialist in a number of Primary Care Trusts in the East Midlands region and then as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Innovation Leadership and Learning at Nottingham University Business School.

Research areas

Penelope's research areas cover:

  • Evaluation Methodologies
  • Implementation science
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Suicide prevention and Self Harm

External activity

  • Reviewer for the Newton Fund

Publications

Articles

Puleston R., Myles P., Siebert P., Childs K., (2011) Leadership and public health. The Lancet, 378(9805), pp.1776-1777.

Published reports

Siebert P, (2016) Discharge Case Study Evaluation, Report for the East midlands Academic Health Sciences Network Patient Safety Collaborative, Centre for Health Innovation Learning and Leadership, Nottingham University Business School.

Windrum. P, Siebert, P, Smith, R, Macdonald, S (2016) Evaluation of initiatives to improve access to primary care, for NHS England North Midlands Final report, Centre for Health Innovation Learning and Leadership, Nottingham University Business School.

Windrum P, Guinery J, Siebert P, Brown S, Smith R (2015) Formative evaluation of initiatives to improve access to primary care. Interim report for NHS England North Midlands, Centre for Health Innovation Learning and Leadership, Nottingham University Business School.

Conferences and workshops

Visiting professor – Workshop on Assessing Needs School of Nursing and Family Health University of Sao Paulo Brazil 21 – 23 February 2018

Invited Discussant- Health non-communicable diseases matter, Turkeyen and Tain Talks 5, University of Guyana 24th January 2017.

Invited Discussant- Lessons from the PM Challenge: Patient Preferences and Evidence-Based Policy Design. InnovHealth. Valencia. 4-5 December 2015

Oral presentation – Whose need is it anyway Revisiting Bradshaw, British Sociology Association Annual Conference, Birmingham 7-9th April 2016

Oral presentation - Formative evaluation of initiatives to improve access to primary care, HSRN Conference, Nottingham, 2nd July 2015

Poster presentation - An Ethnographic Informed Study Exploring Evaluation in Practice from the Perspective of Public Health and Health Professionals.

Australasian Evaluation Society conference. Brisbane, 4 -6 September 2013

Oral presentation-, Regional Evaluation of the East Midlands Heath Check programme, interim findings Public Health Festival Manchester, 4 July 2013

Poster presentation - Delivering Derbyshire NHS Health Check Programme, Public Health Festival, Manchester 2012

Oral presentation- What is evaluation? Postgraduate Research Day, ScHARR Sheffield 2011

Parliament Evidence submissions on behalf of Centre for Health Innovation Leadership and Learning

House of Lords NHS Sustainability Committee written Evidence. Available at http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/nhs-sustainability-committee/longterm-sustainability-of-the-nhs/written/38656.pdf

House of Commons Health Committee, Primary Care, Fourth Report of Session 2015–16. Available at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmselect/cmhealth/408/408.pdf

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Press expertise

  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Public sector