Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Research Fellow



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Office 513E, CRUK Convergence Science CenterRoderic Hill BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Patrick Kierkegaard is an Implementation Science researcher and Team Leader for the Cancer Technology Catalyst programme at the Cancer Research UK Convergence Science Centre.

His research activities focuses on applying Implementation Science methodologies to support the accelerated development, implementation, and dissemination of cutting-edge cancer technologies and healthcare services to facilitate the early detection & diagnosis of cancer, and optimising cancer control and survivorship.

His research has received funding from Cancer Research UK (CRUK), Pancreatic Cancer UK (PCUK), and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Prior to joining Imperial College London, Dr Kierkegaard was based 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
  • Cancer inequalities and disparities
  • Participatory Design/Co-Design
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Qualitative Methodologies
  • Applied health services research



Kierkegaard P, Hicks T, Allen AJ, et al., 2021, Strategies to implement SARS-CoV-2 point-of-care testing into primary care settings: a qualitative secondary analysis guided by the Behaviour Change Wheel., Implement Science Communications, Vol:2, ISSN:2662-2211, Pages:1-20

Micocci M, Buckle P, Hayward G, et al., 2021, Point of care testing using rapid automated antigen testing for SARS-COV-2 in care homes - an exploratory safety, usability and diagnostic agreement evaluation, Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management, Vol:26, ISSN:2516-0435, Pages:243-250

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 and Ageing, Vol:50, ISSN:0002-0729, 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

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