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Dr Catherine Powell

Assistant Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Telephone +441274 236338


Dr Catherine Powell has a BA in Sociology and Social Policy from the University of York, an MA in Social Research from the University of Leeds and a PhD in Sociology and Social Policy from the University of Leeds in 2014. Catherine’s PhD, funded through a scholarship attached to the ESRC Timescapes study, was entitled ‘Intergenerational Relationships and the Ageing Population’ and focused on care, need and support in four-generation families (with living great-grandparents).


Catherine's research interests include health, family care and ageing research; the design, delivery and evaluation of health care and medicines interventions; and qualitative research methods.

She is a currently a Senior Research Fellow working on the National Institute for Health Research funded ‘Improving the Safety and Continuity Of Medicines management at Transitions of care (ISCOMAT)’ project.

Professional activities

  • University of Leeds - PhD
  • University of Leeds - MA
  • University of York - BA (Hons)
  • Open University - Faculty of Health and Social Care
  • EU funded ‘DISCOVER’ project - Research Associate
  • 25-APR-15: University of Bradford - Research Fellow


TitlePatients as qualitative data analysts: Developing a method for a process evaluation of the ‘Improving the Safety and Continuity of Medicines management at care Transitions’ (ISCOMAT) cluster randomised control trial (2021)
AuthorsPowell, C, Ismail, H, Cleverley, R, Taylor, A, Breen, L, Fylan, B, Alderson, SL, Alldred DP, ISCOMAT Programme Team
JournalHealth Expectations
TitleImproving the Safety and Continuity Of Medicines management at Transitions of care (ISCOMAT): protocol for a process evaluation of a cluster randomised control trial (2020)
AuthorsPowell C, Breen L, Fylan B, Ismail H, Alderson SL, Gale CP, Gardner, P Farrin, AJ, Alldred DP.
JournalBMJ Open
TitlePilot cluster randomised trial of an evidence-based intervention to reduce avoidable hospital admissions in nursing home residents (Better Health in Residents of Care Homes with Nursing—BHiRCH-NH Study) (2020)
AuthorsSampson, E., Feast, A., Blighe, A., Froggatt, K., Hunter, R., Marston, L., McCormack, B., Nurock, S., Panca, M., Powell, C. and Rait, G
JournalBMJ Open
TitleEvidence-based intervention to reduce avoidable hospital admissions in care home residents (the Better Health in Residents in Care Homes (BHiRCH) study): Protocol for a pilot cluster randomised trial (2019)
AuthorsSampson E.;Feast A.;Blighe A.;Froggatt K.;Hunter R.;Marston L.;McCormack B.;Nurock S.;Panca M.;Powell C.;Rait G.;Robinson L.;Woodward-Carlton B.;Young J.;Downs M.
JournalBMJ Open
TitleCare for Older People in Multigenerational Families: a Life Course Analysis across Four Generations. (2018)
AuthorsPowell, C
JournalFamilies, Relationships And Societies
TitleFamily involvement in timely detection of changes in health of nursing homes residents: a qualitative exploratory study (2018)
AuthorsPowell, C, Blighe, A, Froggatt, KA, McCormack, B, Woodward-Carlton, B, Young, J, Robinson, L, Downs, M
JournalJournal of Clinical Nursing
TitleA complex intervention to reduce avoidable hospital admissions in nursing homes: a research programme including the BHiRCH-NH pilot cluster RCT. (2021)
AuthorsDowns M, Blighe A, Carpenter R, Feast A, Froggatt K, Gordon S, Hunter R, Jones L, Lago N, McCormack B, Marston L, Nurock S, Panca M, Permain H, Powell C, Rait G, Robinson L, Woodward-Carlton B, Wood J, Young J & Sampson E
PublisherProgramme Grants for Applied Research