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Dr Kerry Avery

Dr Kerry Avery

Dr Kerry Avery
BSc, Ph.D.(Bristol)

Senior Lecturer in Health Services Research

Area of research

Randomised controlled trials of surgical interventions

Office 3.10
Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 7233

Research summary

Kerry Avery, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Health Services Research at Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, with expertise in outcome selection, development and measurement, particularly in surgical trials. Kerry has >60 publications, Scopus h-index 22, approximately £300k research awards as principal investigator (including an NIHR post-doctoral fellowship award) and £9.5m as co-investigator. She is based at the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre and Royal College of Surgeons Bristol Surgical Trials Centre (, where she is a co-applicant on and co-leads the ‘benefit and harm outcomes of early phase studies’ workstream in ...

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Kerry’s research career has focused on exploring patients’ experiences and perceptions of illness and disease, with the intention for these to inform clinical research and patient care. The primary theme of her research involves drawing on elements of medical sociology, health psychology and epidemiology and combining qualitative and quantitative research methods to address important research questions relating to health and illness. Her portfolio of research spans the fields of lower urinary tract symptoms, prostate cancer and upper gastrointestinal cancer, with particular focus on patient-reported outcomes, questionnaire design, health behaviour and decision-making. Kerry has undertaken novel research to explore men’s experiences ...

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