Who made this atrial fibrillation resource?

Jenny Hislop

Jenny Hislop joined the Health Experiences Research Group as a Senior Researcher in October 2008. A sociologist with research interests in women’s health and ageing, Jenny conducted interviews, analysed data, and wrote topic summaries for this project.

Kate Neal

Kate Neal completed interviews and analysed data on the project, whilst the Ann McPherson Research Assistant within the group. Kate has gone on to doctoral level study within medical sociology, having particular interests in disability and identity.

We are very grateful for all the help and support we have received in producing this module. Thanks to all those who were interviewed and to the Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA) and others who helped us recruit participants. Thank you to Dr Sara Ryan for her work as ‘research buddy’ and to Dr Louise Locock, Georgina Craig, Dr Tim Holt, and members of the advisory panel for their guidance and advice throughout the project. Also to Judith Beckett who transcribed all the interviews.

Advisory panel

Representatives from the Atrial Fibrillation Association 

Dr Tim Betts
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Angela Griffiths
Arrhythmia Nurse Specialist
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Dr Stewart Findlay
GP Commissioning Lead, Durham Dales Pathfinder Consortium, Bishop Auckland

Dr Louise Locock
Health Experiences Research Group, University of Oxford

Dr Helen Salisbury
Medical Adviser to the Health Experiences Research Group, University of Oxford

Dr Karen Kearley
Jericho Health Centre, Oxford

Dr Tim Holt
GP and Senior Clinical Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Chris Harmer
Interview participant and lay panel member

Eileen Porter
Interview participant and lay panel member

Supported by
Georgina Craig Associates, the Health Experiences Research Group (HERG) and the DIPEx Charity.