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Ms Kate Crosswaite

PositionResearch Fellow
LocationChesham B1.20
Telephone01274 236181

Research Interests (key words only)

Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Public Health, Health and wellbeing.


Kate Joined the University of Bradford in September 2015 as a Research Fellow. Currently Kate is working on the evaluation of a quality improvement initiative funded by The Health Foundation project: Scaling Up Patient Safety Huddles project. This partnership project involves 5 hospitals in 3 Trusts: Leeds, Barnsley and York. The evaluation is focused on 107 adult wards that have implemented patient safety huddles as a routine part of their work. These short focused briefings enable ward teams to review patient harms and agree actions to mitigate identified harms. The evaluation is using mixed methods to monitor implementation and determine the effectiveness of the project.

Kate previously worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, as Research Liaison Officer at the University of Leeds, and for a Research Consultancy in Leeds. She has also worked in local government, for East Lancashire Health Authority and in the third sector (housing).

Study History

  • BSc (hons) Psychology, University of Stirling
  • MSc (Health Promotion and Health Education), University of Edinburgh
  • MPhil  (Public Health), University of Edinburgh


  • Collard, Finney and Crosswaite (September 2009), Facing the Squeeze: a qualitative study of household finances and access to credit in a 21st century recession.  School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol and the Money Advice Trust.
  • Hall, Crosswaite and Hocking (2008) Preventive Public Policy and Childhood Obesity: case studies in England and the Netherlands. Ecorys Research Programme.
  • Crosswaite, Tooby and Cyster (2004) SPICED: Evaluation of a drug education project in Kirklees primary schools. Health Education Journal, 63 (1) 61-69.
  • Bowker, Crosswaite et al (1999) The healthy option: a review of activity on food and nutrition by UK schools involved in the European Network of Health Promoting Schools. British Food Journal; Vol 101 (8).
  • HEBS, HPW, HEA and HPANI (1996) The European Network of Health Promoting Schools: introduction – the UK project. Health Education journal, 55, 447-449.

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