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Dr Lynn Mcvey

Research Fellow - Applied Health

Faculty/Dept/School Faculty of Health Studies
Emaill.mcvey@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 233320

Biography

I've worked for over 10 years in research, starting with the Born in Bradford research project at the Bradford Institute for Health Research, before undertaking my PhD in psychotherapy and counselling at the University of Leeds.  My doctoral research explored how therapists use their implicit inner experiencing, including mental imagery, fleeting memories and daydreams (also known as reverie) to connect and empathise with clients. 

After completing my PhD, I worked on a realist study at the University of Leeds to develop and evaluate a web-based, interactive quality dashboard for national clinical audit data, and I'm now working at the University of Bradford on a further realist project.  This research aims to determine how and in what contexts multifactorial falls risk assessment and tailored falls prevention interventions are used as intended on a routine basis in acute hospitals in the NHS in England.  

Research

With a background in psychotherapy & counselling, my research interests focus on investigating people's cognitive and emotional responses to healthcare interventions, whether these derive from human intersubjective interactions (as in counselling) or are digitally-based. I'm also fascinated by the use of empathy & imagination in qualitative research, related to the psychotherapeutic notion of 'reverie'.

Publications

TitleWorking together: reflections on how to make public involvement in research work. (2023)
AuthorsMcVey L;Frost T;Issa B;Davison E;Abdulkader J;Randell R;Alvarado N;Zaman H;Hardiker N;Cheong VL;Woodcock D;
JournalResearch Involvement And Engagement
DOI10.1186/s40900-023-00427-4
 
TitleAnalysis of a Web-Based Dashboard to Support the Use of National Audit Data in Quality Improvement: Realist Evaluation (2021)
AuthorsAlvarado, N., McVey, L., Elshehaly, M., Greenhalgh, J., Dowding, D., Ruddle, R., Gale, C.P., Mamas, M., Doherty, P., West, R. and Feltbower, R.
JournalJournal of Medical Internet Research
 
TitleWhat supports and constrains the implementation of multifactorial falls risk assessment and tailored multifactorial falls prevention interventions in acute hospitals? Protocol for a realist review. (2021)
AuthorsRandell R;Wright JM;Alvarado N;Healey F;Dowding D;Smith H;Hardiker N;Gardner P;Ward S;Todd C;Zaman H;McVey L;Davey CJ;Woodcock D;
JournalBMJ Open
DOI10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049765
 
TitleInstitutional use of National Clinical Audits by healthcare providers (2021)
AuthorsMcVey, L., Alvarado, N., Keen, J., Greenhalgh, J., Mamas, M., Gale, C., Doherty, P., Feltbower, R., Elshehaly, M., Dowding, D. and Randell, R.
JournalJournal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
 
TitleQualDash: Adaptable Generation of Visualisation Dashboards for Healthcare Quality Improvement (2021)
AuthorsMai Elshehaly, Rebecca Randell, Matthew Brehmer, Lynn McVey, Natasha Alvarado, Chris P. Gale, Roy A. Ruddle
JournalIEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VISUALIZATION AND COMPUTER GRAPHIC
 
TitleHidden labour: The skilful work of clinical audit data collection and its implications for secondary use of data via integrated health IT (2021)
AuthorsMcVey, L., Alvarado, N., Greenhalgh, J., Elshehaly, M., Gale, C.P., Lake, J., Ruddle, R.A., Dowding, D., Mamas, M., Feltbower, R., Randell, R.
JournalBMC Health Services Research
PublisherSpringer/Biomed Central
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-06657-0
 
TitleExploring variation in the use of feedback from national clinical audits: a realist investigation (2020)
AuthorsAlvarado N.;McVey L.;Greenhalgh J.;Dowding D.;Mamas M.;Gale C.;Doherty P.;Randell R.
JournalBMC Health Services Research
DOI10.1186/s12913-020-05661-0
 
TitleExploring variation in the use of feedback from national clinical audits: a realist investigation (2020)
AuthorsAlvarado, N; McVey, L; Greenhalgh, J; Dowding, D; Mamas, M; Gale, C; Doherty, P; Randell, R
JournalBMC Health Services Research
 
TitleInstitutional use of National Clinical Audits by healthcare providers (2020)
AuthorsMcVey L.;Alvarado N.;Keen J.;Greenhalgh J.;Mamas M.;Gale C.;Doherty P.;Feltbower R.;Elshehaly M.;Dowding D.;Randell R.
JournalJournal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
DOI10.1111/jep.13403
 
TitleThe predictive moment: reverie, connection and predictive processing (2020)
AuthorsMcVey L.;Nolan G.;Lees J.
JournalBritish Journal of Guidance and Counselling
DOI10.1080/03069885.2020.1746744
 
TitleHow, in what contexts, and why do quality dashboards lead to improvements in care quality in acute hospitals? Protocol for a realist feasibility evaluation. (2020)
AuthorsRandell R;Alvarado N;McVey L;Greenhalgh J;West RM;Farrin A;Gale C;Parslow R;Keen J;Elshehaly M;Ruddle RA;Lake J;Mamas M;Feltbower R;Dowding D;
JournalBMJ Open
DOI10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033208
 
TitleVariation in National Clinical Audit Data Capture: Is Using Routine Data the Answer? (2019)
AuthorsDowding DW;Alvarado N;McVey L;Mamas M;Randell R;
JournalStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
DOI10.3233/SHTI190583
 
TitleReflective‚Äźverbal language and reverie in a qualitative interview (2016)
AuthorsMcVey, L.; Lees, J.; Nolan. G.
JournalCounselling and Psychotherapy Research
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12059
 
TitleReflective-verbal language and reverie in a qualitative interview (2016)
AuthorsMcVey, L., Lees, J., Nolan, G.
JournalCounselling and Psychotherapy Research
DOI10.1002/capr.12059
 
TitlePractitioner-based research and qualitative interviewing: Using therapeutic skills to enrich research in counselling and psychotherapy (2015)
AuthorsMcVey L.;Lees J.;Nolan G.
JournalCounselling and Psychotherapy Research
DOI10.1002/capr.12014
 
TitleSharing a living room: Empathy, reverie and connection (2018)
AuthorsMcVey, L.
JournalSelf and Society
 
TitleA chocolate Santa: Imaging the liminal moment with reverie in research (2020)
AuthorsMcVey, L.
JournalExtending Horizons in Helping and Caring Therapies: Beyond the Liminal in the Healing Encounter
PublisherRoutledge
 
Title Author(s)
From taxonomy to requirements: A task space partitioning approach (2019)Elshehaly M.;Alvarado N.;McVey L.;Randell R.;Mamas M.;Ruddle R.A.
Requirements for a quality dashboard: Lessons from National Clinical Audits (2019)Randell R, Alvarado N, McVey L, Ruddle RA, Doherty P, Gale C, Mamas M, Dowding D
Variation in national clinical audit data capture: Is using routine data the answer? (2019)Dowding D.W.;Alvarado N.;McVey L.;Mamas M.;Randell R.