Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Research Associate in Human Factors & Implementation Science



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Patrick Kierkegaard is a human factors & implementation science researcher with an area of interest in healthcare delivery sciences and health-related technologies. Most of his work applies social science methods to explore issues related to the implementation and utilisation of health technologies as well as the planning, organization, and structuring of healthcare delivery services.

He is committed to using this work to make the healthcare system more patient-centered, reduce healthcare disparities, and improve the fit between technologies and the work done by both healthcare professionals and patients. 

Dr Kierkegaard is a member of the Cancer Research UK Convergence Science Centre, which brings together leading researchers in engineering, physical sciences, life sciences and medicine to develop innovative ways to address challenges in cancer.

He is also a member of the NIHR London In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative, a centre which aims to develop new devices and support the adoption of innovation within health systems.

Prior to joining Imperial College London, Patrick worked at the University of Michigan, where he examined the mechanisms underpinning clinical decision-making and physician social networks in secondary care settings. He holds a doctorate from the University of Copenhagen with a specialization in health informatics (digital health).

Research Interests

  • Implementation science and research
  • Applied health services research
  • Qualitative Health Research
  • Health technologies



Tulloch JSP, Micocci M, Buckle P, et al., 2021, Enhanced lateral flow testing strategies in care homes are associated with poor adherence and were insufficient to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks: results from a mixed methods implementation study., Age Ageing, Vol:50, Pages:1868-1875

Kierkegaard P, Micocci M, McLister A, et al., 2021, Implementing lateral flow devices in long-term care facilities: experiences from the Liverpool COVID-19 community testing pilot in care homes- a qualitative study, Bmc Health Services Research, Vol:21, ISSN:1472-6963

Buckle P, Micocci M, Tulloch J, et al., 2021, COVID-19 point-of-care testing in care homes: what are the lessons for policy and practice?, Age and Ageing, Vol:50, ISSN:0002-0729, Pages:1442-1444

Hicks T, Winter A, Green K, et al., 2021, Care pathway and prioritization of rapid testing for COVID-19 in UK hospitals: a qualitative evaluation, Bmc Health Services Research, Vol:21

Micocci M, gordon A, Allen J, et al., 2021, COVID-19 testing in English care homes and implications for staff and residents, Age and Ageing, Vol:50, ISSN:0002-0729, Pages:668-672

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