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Dr Daisy Elliott

Dr Daisy Elliott

Dr Daisy Elliott
BSc(W.England), PhD

Research Fellow

Area of research

Health services research

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Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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Daisy is currently based at NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre and Bristol Centre for Surgical Research, which aims to improve the surgical evidence base and patient care through high quality multidisciplinary research. She is also a member of the QuinteT group, which uses qualitative research methods to optimise recruitment and informed consent to randomised controlled trials (RCTs). 

Currently, Daisy co-leads the Surgical Innovation workstream on ‘Informed consent for new and evolving surgeries’. Within this, the team are using qualitative methods to understand how new surgical procedures are introduced and discussed with patients. She is also working on a number of surgical RCTs, including PART (comparing Partial Ablation versus Radical Treatment in intermediate risk, unilateral clinically localised prostate cancer) and MARS 2 (comparing extended pleurectomy decortication versus no extended pleurectomy decortication for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma). 

Activities / Findings

Daisy’s research focuses broadly on the application of qualitative research methods to improve the design and conduct of health services research. Her main research interests are optimising recruitment and informed consent in feasibility, pilot and main RCTs, developing and evaluating outcome measures, and understanding patients' experience of health and health services. Daisy also has developed and delivered training programmes for healthcare professionals. 


  • Qualitative research
  • Randomised Controlled Trials
  • Surgery
  • Informed consent


  • Qualitative Methods

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