Dr Ana Manzano
- Position: Associate Professor in Public Policy
- Areas of expertise: evaluation of health care policy and practice; realist evaluation; social research methods; decision-making in healthcare; multiple sclerosis; health crime; international health; organ donation
- Email: A.Manzano@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 1290
- Location: 11.20 Social Sciences Building
- Website: https://crimson.leeds.ac.uk/ | Twitter | Googlescholar | Researchgate
I am an applied social scientist working mostly with healthcare disciplines bringing methodological expertise in the research of complex public policy issues. I am interested in the relationship between research methods, evidence and policy making particularly at the health-social interface.
I worked in hospitals for 10 years before moving to academia. I love everything about hospitals: the smell, the food, the people who works there every day and especially, the people who use hospital services.
I am part of the pioneering research group (RAMESES II) developing methodological standards in realist evaluation methods.
- Deputy Director Postgraduate Research Studies
My research has involved applying a range of social research methods to evaluate applied healthcare interventions. I collaborate with health professionals, other social scientists and health service researchers to develop evaluations of complex interventions using qualitative and mixed-methods approaches.
My past research has covered an evaluation of hospital discharge policy in the UK, learning disabilities user led quality measures/matrix in the NHS; organ donation policy,emergency mental health hospital admissions and developing reporting and quality standards in healthcare evaluation (RAMESES II study).
Current projects include:
- CRIMSON Considering Risks and Benefits in Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Selection. Designing a Discrete Choice Experiment and a Decision Aid funded by the UK MS Society
- REVAMP A realist evaluation of community health workers programme improving maternal and child health in Nigeria. Five year study funded by the Medical Research Council
- Evaluating the Impact of Global Digital Health Communities: The Case of Multiple Sclerosis. Study funded by the ESRC (Impact Acceleration) in collaboration with Shift.ms Co- investigators Dr Albert Varela and Dr Edward Webb (Academic Unit of Health Economics)
- REVAMP: Effectiveness of a Community Health Care Workers Programme for Maternal and Child Health in Nigeria
- PhD in Sociology & Social Policy
- BA (Hons)
- European Evaluation Society
I am currently module leader for the Level 2 module Health and Society; and co-lead (with Dr Joanne Greenhalgh) the Policy and Programme Evaluation module as Masters level.
In the MA I also teach in the modules Researching Society & Culture and Understanding Society and Culture.