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Lucia Gavalova

School: Centre for Health and Social Care Research

Job Title: Research Fellow

Email: L.Gavalova@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

Phone: 02087250545

Location: Room KU SGH 02 018

Biography

Lucia graduated in 2006 with BSc Psychology from London Metropolitan University. She has since worked in NHS in a non-clinical capacity directly with patients and healthcare professionals. Whilst working at the Heart Hospital Lucia got interested in research and moved on to work as NHS Research Ethics Committee coordinator between 2009 and 2010. In addition to her responsibilities of providing advisory service to the researchers before and after the application was submitted, Lucia also took part in the training events on how to make a successful ethics application at the Imperial College London.

Between 2010 and 2016 Lucia 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. Her 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. Lucia has 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.

Lucia's 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

Academic and professional qualifications

  • BSc, BSc Psychology, London Metropolitan University

Professional experience

  • 2010 - 2016
    National Clinical Audit Project Manager, National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Researach (within University College London)
  • 2009 - 2010
    NHS Research Ethics Committee Coordinator, National Reseach Ethics Service (Health Research Authority)
  • 2007 - 2009
    Patient Liaison Coordinator, University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Professional registration and membership

  • Research Fellow, British Cardiovascular Intervention Societ

Research interests

Equity to healthcare; equality to healthcare; cardiovascular disease; critical care; palliative care in cardiology; do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR); women and interventional cardiology; pre-hospital care; intensive care; heart attacks; acute coronary syndrome;

Grants and funding

  • 2014
    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

Consultancy

I worked for a private organisation as a consultant in my capacity as a consultant in completions of NHS Research Ethics application for a study that utilised a device to improve hand washing behaviour within one of the NHS Trusts where project was due and eventually took place. The application was successful in obtaining an ethical approval and study went ahead.

Publications

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Number of items: 10.

Article

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

Lazaridis, Emmanuel N, Gavalova, Lucia, Jones, Simon, Quinn, Tom and Weston, Clive (2014) The UK vs Sweden : Is the NHS really so bad? PeerJ Preprints, ISSN (online) 2167-9843

Monograph

Ludman, Peter F and Gavalova, Lucia (2016) Key facts – 2014 PCI annual public report. (Other) London, U.K. : National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes and Research. 1 p.

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.

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