Imperial College London

Dr Thomas Woodcock

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Improvement Science Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 1838thomas.woodcock99




328Reynolds BuildingCharing Cross Campus





Tom has a PhD in mathematics and is currently the  Information Theme Lead for the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Northwest London at Imperial College, and a Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellow.

Tom has first-hand experience working on around 70 multidisciplinary healthcare research and improvement projects at CLAHRC. His research interests are in quantitative aspects of evaluation of complex interventions, and in how best to foster good measurement in improvement work. Tom uses statistical and data science methods to capture learning from large datasets, to inform improvement in health and care services.

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Woodcock T, Adeleke Y, Goeschel C, et al., 2020, A modified Delphi study to identify the features of high quality measurement plans for healthcare improvement projects, Bmc Medical Research Methodology, Vol:20, ISSN:1471-2288

Adeleke Y, Matthew D, Porter B, et al., 2019, Improving the quality of care for patients with or at risk of atrial fibrillation: an improvement initiative in UK general practices, Open Heart, Vol:6, ISSN:2053-3624

Woodcock T, Liberati E, Dixon-Woods M, A mixed-methods study of challenges experienced by clinical teams in measuring improvement, Bmj Quality and Safety, ISSN:2044-5415

Sakonidou S, Andrzejewska I, Kotzamanis S, et al., 2019, Better use of data to improve parent satisfaction (BUDS): protocol for a prospective before-and-after pilot study employing mixed methods to improve parent experience of neonatal care, Bmj Paediatrics Open, Vol:3, ISSN:2399-9772

McNicholas C, Lennox L, Woodcock T, et al., 2019, Evolving quality improvement support strategies to improve Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle fidelity: a retrospective mixed methods study, Bmj Quality and Safety, Vol:28, ISSN:2044-5415, Pages:356-365

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