Dr Alison Chisholm
Research Member of Common Room
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
I have research interests in deliberative democracy and its potential to contribute solutions to challenging policy issues. I worked with colleagues from the Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation to organise and deliver Street Voice, a Citizens’ Jury to find common ground on solutions to the impact of travel on health and climate change. Citizens’ juries are a form of deliberative democracy, inclusive and balanced approaches to help communities solve problems.
My academic background is in health psychology and health services research. I joined the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences in April 2016 to work with Professor Louise Locock on the NIHR-funded US-PEx study which aimed to better understand how NHS frontline staff use different types of patient feedback to improve health services and develop tools to help them make better use of this data. I recently worked with Dr Lisa Hinton and Professor Richard McManus on the BuMP trial, a large randomised controlled trial to determine whether self-monitoring of blood pressure can help earlier detection of hypertension and pre-eclampsia.