Mark Pearson

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Hull York Medical School

Qualifications

  • PhD

Summary

I joined the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre at Hull York Medical School in late 2017 as Senior Lecturer in Implementation Science & Knowledge Mobilisation. This means that I do research and teaching on how to get the best of what we know about treatments and care delivered in routine practice.

You can find a list of my published research here: https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/person/475624/mark-pearson/outputs

Undergraduate

Undergraduate (MBBS):

Phase 1 Scholarship and Special Interest Programmes

Phase 2 Scholarship and Special Interest Programmes

Postgraduate (Taught):

Implementation Science for Advanced & Chronic Care (Module Lead)

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

Using realist approaches to explain the costs and cost-effectiveness of programmes

Anderson, R., Hardwick, R., Pearson, M., & Byng, R. (2018). Using realist approaches to explain the costs and cost-effectiveness of programmes. In N. Emmel, J. Greenhalgh, A. Manzano, M. Monaghan, & S. Dalkin (Eds.), Doing Realist Research, 107-130. SAGE Publications

Journal Article

Building programme theory to develop more adaptable and scalable complex interventions: Realist formative process evaluation prior to full trial

Brand, S. L., Quinn, C., Pearson, M., Lennox, C., Owens, C., Kirkpatrick, T., …Byng, R. (2019). Building programme theory to develop more adaptable and scalable complex interventions: Realist formative process evaluation prior to full trial. Evaluation, 25(2), 149-170. https://doi.org/10.1177/1356389018802134

Optimising feedback interventions for early career professionals: a scoping review and framework

Mattick, K., Brennan, N., Briscoe, S., Papoutsi, C., & Pearson, M. (2019). Optimising feedback interventions for early career professionals: a scoping review and framework. Medical Education, 53(4), 355-368. https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.13794

Implementing pelvic floor muscle training in women's childbearing years: A critical interpretive synthesis of individual, professional, and service issues

Salmon, V. E., Hay-Smith, E. J. C., Jarvie, R., Dean, S., Terry, R., Frawley, H., …Pearson, M. (in press). Implementing pelvic floor muscle training in women's childbearing years: A critical interpretive synthesis of individual, professional, and service issues. Neurourology and Urodynamics, https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.24256

From programme theory to logic models for multispecialty community providers: a realist evidence synthesis

Sheaff, R., Brand, S. L., Lloyd, H., Wanner, A., Fornasiero, M., Briscoe, S., …Pearson, M. (2018). From programme theory to logic models for multispecialty community providers: a realist evidence synthesis. Health Services and Delivery Research, 6(24), 1-210. https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr06240

Research interests

I am a social scientist focusing on knowledge mobilisation and implementation issues in health and social services, in particular palliative care. My research focuses on how social, psychological and organisational factors interact and impact on how knowledge is used in practice. I use theory-driven methods to conduct research that informs both the development of interventions (the implementation and impact theories that underpin the ways in which complex interventions are proposed to work) and the evaluation of interventions (refining understanding of implementation mechanisms that are transferable across fields of practice).

Funded research projects (selected):

Johnson, M., Fallon, M., Currow, D., Norrie, J., Hall, P., Seymour, J., Chaudhuri, N., Bajwah, S., Keen, J., Higginson, I., Buchanan, D., Hart, S., & Pearson, M. (2018) ‘A parallel-group, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial comparing the effectiveness and cost-consequence and cost-effectiveness of low dose oral modified release morphine (MRM) versus placebo on the intensity of worst breathlessness in people with chronic breathlessness’ - NIHR Health Technology Appraisal (HTA) Award 17/34/01 (£1,380,693) (Co-investigator)

Mattick, K., Pearson, M., Wong, G., Carrieri, D., Papoutsi, C., Briscoe, S. & Jackson, M. (2017) ‘Care under pressure: a realist review of interventions to tackle doctors’ mental ill-health and its impacts on the clinical workforce and patient care’ - NIHR Health Services & Delivery Research (HSDR) Award 16/53/12 (£201,827) (Co-Principal Investigator)

Sheaff, R., Pearson, M., Lloyd, H., & Byng, R. (2016) ‘From programme theory to logic models for Multi-specialty Community Providers: A realist evidence synthesis’ - NIHR Health Services & Delivery Research (HSDR) Award 15/77/34 (£168,170) (Co-Principal Investigator)

Ismail, K., MacArthur, C., Bick, D. Johnston, T., Roberts, T., Oborn, E., Pearson, M., Tincello, D., Davenport, C., Daniels, J., Dean, S., Hay-Smith, J., Hemming, K., Kidd-Chadwick, J., Bridges, N., & Coleman, T. (2015) ‘Antenatal Prophylactic Pelvic Floor Exercises and Localisation (APPEAL) Programme’ - NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (£1,893,723 - Exeter components £305,487) (Co-investigator)

Wong, G., Pearson, M., Mattick, K. & Brennan, N. (2014) ‘Interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing in doctors in training: a realist review’ - NIHR Health Services & Delivery Research (HSDR) Award 13/97/24 (£187,540) (Co-investigator)

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome enquiries about Master’s or Doctoral research degrees in the following areas:

Improving palliative care practice:

• Identification of challenges and synthesis of evidence to inform decision-making about implementation strategies

• Applying and developing participatory research methods for investigating and evaluating implementation or knowledge mobilisation

• Comparative evaluation of implementation or knowledge mobilisation strategies

Conceptual:

• Exploration of how social science concepts (such as boundary objects) can inform action in implementation or knowledge mobilisation

Methodological:

• Development of theory-driven methods (in particular, realist evaluation and synthesis) for researching implementation or knowledge mobilisation issues in health and/or social care