Professor Andrew Long
Academic Unit: Adult, Child and Mental Health Nursing
Andrew Long, Professor, Health Systems Research, is a health services researcher and educator at the School of Healthcare, University of Leeds. He leads a research thematic area on health systems evaluation and outcome measurement, centred on applied health research and research into practice. This theme is part of the wider ‘methodological development’ theme within the School’s research programme. His specialist interests lie in methodology (quantitative and qualitative, evaluation and critical appraisal), outcome measurement and the evaluation of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) interventions. His current research interests include: the development of evaluation frameworks and measures across methods in health and social care and in CAM; explorations of the potential contribution of CAM modalities to health and well-being; and the development and validation of patient-based outcome measures in the area of CAM research and specific conditions (for example, hip dysplasia and stroke care). He is currently supervising a full complement of PhD researchers, in the areas of CAM (what is traditional acupuncture in research and practice; Reiki and health and well-being; health practices in living with IBD), outcomes of nursing care and midwifery supervision.