Fiona joined the Unit in June 2009 as a research fellow and is currently an Associate Professor. She leads and/or collaborates on research grants related to living with long-term conditions and also innovations in services, systems and roles. She has an interest in developing methodological innovations in evaluating complex interventions, particularly in applying theory-driven approaches to process evaluations and in nesting qualitative research within trials. She has particular expertise in qualitative research methods and their application to understanding outcomes in complex interventions. Her most recent work explores innovations in service delivery that address the complex care needs and challenges to self-care for those living with multimorbidity.

Fiona’s other significant roles include being an Academic Editor of PloS ONE and Programme Director of the MRes in Health Research at the University of Stirling. Fiona has an MA (Hons) in Sociology and Social Anthropology from the University of Aberdeen and a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh. Her work history ranges from international development consultancy in Southeast Asia to research related to healthcare delivery and organisation, patient and professional experience and she also contributes expertise in qualitative systematic reviewing to the Evidence Review Committee of Health Improvement Scotland.