academic publications on rapid research and evaluation

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Regenold, Nina; Vindrola-Padros, Cecilia. 2021. "Gender Matters: A Gender Analysis of Healthcare Workers’ Experiences during the First COVID-19 Pandemic Peak in England" Soc. Sci. 10, no. 2: 43.

San Juan, Norha Vera, Matthew Camilleri, John Paul Jeans, Alexandra Monkhouse, Georgia Chisnall, and Cecilia Vindrola-Padros. (2021) Redeployment and training of healthcare professionals to Intensive Care during COVID-19: A systematic review. medRxiv (preprint). 

Vindrola-Padros, C., Andrews, L., Dowrick, A., Djellouli, N., Fillmore, H., Bautista Gonzalez, E., Javadi, D., Lewis-Jackson, S., Manby, L., Mitchinson, L., Mulcahy Symmons, S., Martin, S., Regenold, N., Robinson, H., Sumray, K., Singleton, G., Syversen, A., Vanderslott, S. and Johnson, GA. (in press). Perceptions and experiences of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom. BMJ Open. 

Hoernke, K., Djellouli, N., Andrews, L.J.,  Lewis-Jackson, S., Manby, L., Martin, S., Vanderslott, S., Vindrola-Padros, Cecilia. (2020). Frontline healthcare workers’ experiences with personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK: A rapid qualitative appraisal. BMJ Open. 

Vindrola-Padros, C. (2020). Can we re-imagine research so it is timely, relevant and responsive? Comment on “Experience of health leadership in partnering with university-based researchers in Canada: A call to ‘re-imagine’ research.” International Journal of Health Policy and Management.


Vindrola-Padros, C., Brage, E., & Johnson, G. (2020). Rapid, responsive, and relevant? A systematic review of rapid evaluations in health care. American Journal of Evaluation.


Vindrola-Padros, C. (2020). Rapid ethnographies: A practical guide. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press.                             


Johnson, G., Vindrola-Padros, C., Cooper, S., and Djellouli, N. (2020). Rapid anthropological assessments in the field. SSHAP Practical Approaches Brief 4, UNICEF, IDS and Anthrologica. 

Vindrola-Padros, C., and Johnson, G. A. (2020). Rapid techniques in qualitative research: A critical review of the literature. Qualitative Health Research, 30(10), 1596–1604.

Vindrola-Padros C., Chisnall G., Cooper S., Dowrick A., Djellouli N., Mulcahy Symmons S., Martin S., Singleton G., Vanderslott S., Vera N., Johnson G.A. (2020). Carrying out rapid qualitative research during a pandemic: Emerging lessons from COVID-19. Qualitative Health Research.

San Juan, N. V., Aceituno, D., Djellouli, N., Sumray, K., Regenold, N., Syversen, A., Mulcahy Symmons S., Dowrick A., Mitchinson, L., Singleton, G., and Vindrola-Padros, C. (2020). Mental health and wellbeing of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK: Contrasting guidelines with experiences in practice. BJPsych Open. 

Vindrola-Padros, C., and Vindrola-Padros, B. (2018). Quick and dirty? A systematic review of the use of rapid ethnographies in healthcare organisation and delivery. BMJ Quality and Safety, 2018. 


Johnson, G., Vindrola-Padros, C. (2017). Rapid qualitative research methods during complex health emergencies: A systematic review of the literature. Social Science & Medicine,189, 63. 

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Rapid ethnographies in a changing world.


An introduction to rapid qualitative evaluation.

Rapid ethnographies in healthcare.

What is rapid research and why is it relevant for healthcare?

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