I graduated in 2006 with BSc Psychology from London Metropolitan University. I have since worked in NHS in a non-clinical capacity directly with patients and healthcare professionals. Whilst working at the Heart Hospital I got interested in research and moved on to work as NHS Research Ethics Committee coordinator between 2009 and 2010. In addition to my responsibilities of providing advisory service to the researchers before and after the application was submitted, I also took part in the training events on how to make a successful ethics application at the Imperial College London.Between 2010 and 2016 I worked as a project manager for the two national clinical audit projects (the audit of heart attacks - MINAP & the audit of percutaneous coronary interventions) and TAVI (trans-catheter aortic valve intervention) registry. My expertise is in the project management of the complex, publicly funded projects, quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives in healthcare, publication of the process and outcomes measures. I have also worked with a group of patients to develop the audit's first patient summary of the audit findings to raise the audit's and it findings' profile as well as to facilitate patient and public engagement with their local services through the audit feedback on their hospital's performance and reported improvements or areas of improvements over time.My research interests build on her work as the clinical audit project manager around the management of acute coronary syndrome, equal access not only to care but also a good quality of care (i.e. to drive variations in care down), emergency and critical care in the cardiovascular area, patient and public involvement in research and the design of their local healthcare services
PHECG2 Study Project Manager
British Heart Foundation Quinn T, Halter M, Weston C, Gale C, Gavalova L...Use and impact of the pre-hospital 12-lead electrocardiogram in the primary PCI era. Mixed method study (PHECG-2). £196,500
Kingston University First Grants Scheme Gavalova L, Quinn T, Weston C, Gale C, Rafferty AM, Younis A. Survey of facilities and staffing for acute cardiac care in NHS hospitals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: pilot study £5,574
National Institute for Health Research, Health Services and Delivery Research Programme Kelly S, Khatab K, Gavalova L, Whitfield M, Townley M, Allmark P, Mackaskill A, Quinn T Clinical and demographic characteristics associated with delay in help-seeking behaviour in patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome £84,460.00
Gavalova, Lucia, Halter, Mary, Snooks, Helen, Gale, Chris P., Weston, Clive, Watkins, Alan, Munro, Scott, Davies, Glenn, Hampton, Chelsey, Driscoll, Timothy, Rosser, Andy, Rees, Nigel, Black, Sarah and Quinn, Tom (2019) Use and impact of the prehospital 12-lead ECG in the primary PCI era (PHECG2) : protocol for a mixed-method study. Open Heart, 6(2), e001156. ISSN (online) 2053-3624
Ji, Chen, Quinn, Tom, Gavalova, Lucia, Lall, Ranjit, Scomparin, Charlotte, Horton, Jessica, Deakin, Charles D, Pocock, Helen, Smyth, Michael A, Rees, Nigel, Brace-McDonnell, Samantha J, Gates, Simon and Perkins, Gavin D (2018) Feasibility of data linkage in the PARAMEDIC trial : a cluster randomised trial of mechanical chest compression in out of hospital cardiac arrest. BMJ Open, 8(e021519), ISSN (online) 2044-6055
Gavalova, Lucia and Fellows, Melanie (2018) Quality improvement at the point of care : a look at the role of national clinical audit. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 13(4), pp. 190-191. ISSN (online) 1749-6403
Lazaridis, Emmanuel N, Gavalova, Lucia, Jones, Simon, Quinn, Tom and Weston, Clive (2014) International comparisons of acute myocardial infarction. Lancet, 384(9940), p. 305. ISSN (print) 0140-6736
Ludman, Peter F and Gavalova, Lucia (2016) National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions : Annual public report : January 2014 - December 2014. (Project Report) London, U.K. : National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes and Research. 45 p.
Weston, Clive, Gavalova, Lucia, Whittaker, Tracy and Van Leeven, Ronald (2014) How the NHS cares for patients with heart attack. Annual Public Report. April 2013 - March 2014. (Project Report) London, U.K. : National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes and Research. 117 p.
Ludman, Peter F, Gavalova, Lucia, O'Neill, Darragh, Donald, Andrew and Cunningham, David (2014) National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions : Annual public report : January 2013 - December 2013. (Project Report) London, U.K. : National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes and Research. 36 p.
Gavalova, Lucia and Weston, Clive (2013) How the NHS cares for patients with heart attack. Annual Public Report. April 2012 - March 2013. (Project Report) London, U.K. : National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes and Research. 127 p.
Gavalova, Lucia and Quinn, Tom (2013) How the NHS cares for patients with heart attack: a summary for patients. (Other) London, U.K. : National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research. 15 p.
Gavalova, Lucia and Weston, Clive (2012) How the NHS cares for patients with heart attack. Annual Public Report. April 2011 - March 2012. (Project Report) London, U.K : National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes and Research. 107 p.
Gavalova, Lucia (2011) How the NHS cares for patients with heart attack: Tenth public report 2011. (Project Report) London, U.K. : National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research. 84 p.