Dr Paula Whitty is the Director of the North East Quality Observatory Service (NEQOS) as well as Joint Director of Research, Innovation and Clinical Effectiveness at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. Previous posts include the national Lead for the ‘Better Metrics’ project and the Clinical Effectiveness Lead at the Healthcare Commission. Originally trained as a consultant in Public Health, Paula continues to be an accredited Public Health Physician and has a Doctorate in patient-reported outcome measurement.
Paula’s current research interests are in ‘implementation research’ and she has previously collaborated with Professor David Hunter in Durham University’s Centre for Public Policy and Health on the evaluation of the ‘North East Transformation System’. Paula is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University, having previously also held an Honorary Professorship at Durham University (until July 2019).
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