Imperial College London

Dr Thomas Woodcock

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Improvement Science Fellow



+44 (0)20 3315 8875thomas.woodcock99




H.4.21Chelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster 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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McNicholas C, Lennox L, Woodcock T, et al., Evolving quality improvement support strategies to improve Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle fidelity: a retrospective mixed methods study, Bmj Quality and Safety, ISSN:2044-5415

Mummery V, Rogers E, Padmanaban V, et al., 2019, Transcutaneous CO2 measurement is not a reliable alternative to arterial blood gas sampling in the acute medical setting, European Respiratory Journal, ISSN:0903-1936

Issen L, Woodcock T, McNicholas C, et al., 2018, Criteria for evaluating programme theory diagrams in quality improvement initiatives: a structured method for appraisal, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Vol:30, ISSN:1353-4505, Pages:508-513

Etchells E, Woodcock T, 2017, Value of small sample sizes in rapid-cycle quality improvement projects (Part II): Assessing Fidelity of Implementation for Improvement Interventions, Bmj Quality and Safety, Vol:27, ISSN:2044-5415, Pages:61-65


Reed JE, Stillman N, Lennox L, et al., 2017, Applying the concept of 'hard core' and 'soft periphery' of interventions to share learning from quality improvement efforts, ISQua 34th International Conference, Oxford University Press (OUP), Pages:47-48, ISSN:1353-4505

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