Dr Jacqueline Hill
Post Doctoral Research Fellow


Jacqueline is an early career health services researcher working on the development and evaluation of complex interventions.  In the last five years, her research has involved the combined use of quantitative and qualitative methods to pilot and evaluate systems for the organisation of treatment of depression.  As part of her PhD, she applied techniques for mixed methods analysis in innovative ways to address uncertainties in the design and conduct of a large randomised controlled trial.


Jacqueline’s current role at the Institute of Health Research (IHR) is to support her in becoming an independent researcher.  Related, she is very interested in the potential for a wide range of mixed method analytic techniques to answer diverse research questions and she has recently acquired Medical Research Council funding to coordinate a programme of work towards improving the integration of quantitative and qualitative methods in clinical trials.  She is the lead for the IHR Mixed Methods Special Interest Group.


  • 2016 PhD Psychology (Exeter)
  • 2000 MSc Psychological Research Methods (Exeter)
  • 1997 BSc (Hons) Psychology (Lancaster)


Jacqueline began her research career at the University of Exeter combining study for an MsC in Pyschological Research Methods with working part time as part of the Health Psychology Research Group in the School of Psychology.  Jacqueline then moved to the University of Cambridge where she spent around three years at the Autism Research Centre looking at the skills and functioning of toddlers with an autism spectrum condition as well as the development of an intervention for emotion recognition in adults.  She subsequently moved into the field of economic development where she developed and implemented research programmes within the South West Regional Development Agency and South West Tourism before returning to academia and joining the then Peninsula Medical School as a Research Fellow on a large scale evaluation of multi-source feedback for assessing doctors' performance.  From this position she moved to the Mood Disorders Centre in February 2011.  This represented Jacqueline's first opportunity to work in the field of health services research with Professor David Richards as part of the Complex Interventions Research Group.  In this role, Jacqueline was employed as the Trial Manager of CADET, a multi-centre randomised controlled trial of collaborative care for depression.  Building on this experience, Jacqueline was then successful in being awarded a three year scholarship from the University of Exeter towards a Doctor of Philosophy, PhD.



Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1392 722299
AddressSouth Cloisters
University of Exeter
St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road

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