Mrs Alison O'Shea


I graduated from Roehampton University with a combined degree in Sociology and Psychology, then completed a Masters degree in Social Research Methods at the University of Surrey.  My current research is in patient and public involvement in healthcare commissioning.  In a former position I was a patient safety researcher at Kings College London.  My research interests include patient and public involvement in healthcare service development and in research; power relations between professionals and the public; qualitative and quantitative research methods; patient and clinician as co-producers of research data; service evaluation.

Academic responsibilities



  • MSc Social Research Methods, University of Surrey, 2003
  • BSc Sociology & Psychology, Roehampton University, 2001