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Dr Lesley Wye

Dr Lesley Wye

Dr Lesley Wye
B.A.(Tufts), Ph.D.(Bristol), MSc

Senior Research Fellow

Office 1.03b
Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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Lesley currently has a NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Fellowship (2014-2017). With her fellowship, she aims to develop collaborations between researchers, commissioners and clinicians and increase commissioners' and clinicians' skills in carrying out service evaluations. Lesley leads the Knowledge Mobilisation team working across the School for Social and Community Medicine and local commissioning organisations. Other members of the team are: Becca Robinson and James Rooney (NHS management fellows), Helen Baxter and Helen Cramer (researchers-in-residence) and Nadya Anscombe (communications manager).  

Since joining Bristol in 2003, Lesley has brought in over £2 million in grant funding, with 10 grants as PI. Previously, she worked at the King's Fund and the Department of Health.

Lesley is a mixed methodologist, with substantial experience in qualitative methods. Lesley's research interests include:

  • knowledge exchange
  • commissioning
  • end of life care
  • community nursing
  • quality indicators

Lesley currently is a co-applicant on a NIHR Health Service Delivery Research study of quality indicators in community nursing where she leads on the dissemination aspect and a NIHR School for Primary Care Research study of primary care factors that impact on unplanned hospital admissions where she leads on the qualitative component and dissemination. She co-supervises two PhDs: one on ethics of medical record retrival in primary care (Gemma Lasseter) and another on the delivery of patient centred care in general practice (Cindy Mann). Lesley also supervises three junior doctors working on end of life care projects (Lucy Pocock, Anna Mills, Francesca Deibel) 

Lesley's teaching responsibilities include Society, Health and Medicine, a first year course for medical students, and individual student selected projects on complementary therapies and management training for medical students. 

Lesley sits on the commissioned research panel for NIHR Health Service Delivery and Organisation, the West of England Evaluation Strategy Group, the Health Integration Strategy Group and the West of England CPD Group. 


My research interests are; integration of complementary therapies into NHS primary care; and quality indicators for community health services/ district nursing.

  • complementary therapies
  • complementary medicine
  • NHS
  • primary care
  • community services
  • district nursing
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