PhD Philosophy (Exeter); MA Philosophy and Ethics of Mental Health (Warwick); MA Clinical and Counselling Psychology; MA Work and Organisational Psychology; Minor English Language and Literature; BA Psychology (Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”)
Telephone 01223 763887
I study how people, organisations, evidence and theories connect, break boundaries, complement each other, resolve contradictions, and come together – or not. The fields vary – psychology, philosophy, health services research, end of life care, health research methodology, health information technology studies. The topics vary too.
You can read about my current project on patient data sharing here.
I came into it from a philosophy PhD addressing ‘transformations of evidence’ in health research synthesis studies – studies, such as systematic reviews, which bring together evidence from multiple sources and are the cornerstone of evidence based medicine.
My previous academic projects (University of Warwick) include work on:
- developing search strategies for publications on health-related values (perceptions, beliefs, preferences, personal choice, etc.) – to support healthcare practice which is both values and evidence based;
- multidisciplinary working in end of life care, in the context of evaluating the Gold Standards Framework, at the time one of 3 major national initiatives in end of life care;
- the health care assistant’s role at its introduction in UK general practice and its impact on professional boundaries, at the time one of only 2 in-depth qualitative studies of the role.
My current project, “Prepared to Share?”, is about sharing patient data across care settings and professional boundaries, in the contexts of complex conditions, advanced and progressive disease, and /or at the end of life. You can read more about it here.
My other research interests are in:
- evidence/ research synthesis – primarily theory-sensitive and conceptual syntheses, but also mainstream systematic reviews
- end of life care
- global health, humanitarian and disaster relief work, in particular the well-being of humanitarian workers and palliative care in humanitarian crises
- “difficult conversations” about health and illness
- values and emotions in health decision making; high-stake dilemmas in health decision making
- change and transformations – in people, groups, and organisations
- interactions between mental health and physical health
- philosophy of medicine and philosophy of science
Petrova M, Barclay M, Barclay S S and Barclay S (2017) “Between “the best way to deliver patient care” and “chaos and low clinical value”: General Practitioners’ and Practice Managers’ views on data sharing”. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 104:74-83, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2017.05.009
Powell RA, Schwartz L, Nouvet E, Sutton B, Petrova M, Marston J, Munday D and Radbruch L (2017) “Palliative care in humanitarian crises: Always something to offer”. The Lancet, 389 (10078): 1498–9, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30978-9
Petrova M, Riley J, Abel J and Barclay S (2016) Crash course in EPaCCS (Electronic Palliative Care Coordination Systems): 8 years of successes and failures in patient data sharing to learn from. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. Online first: 16 Sep 16.
Petrova M (2014) (Mis)trusting Health Research Synthesis Studies: Exploring Transformations of ‘Evidence’. PhD thesis. University of Exeter, UK.
Petrova M, Sutcliffe P, Fulford K W M (Bill) and Dale J (2012) Search terms and a validated brief search filter to retrieve publications on health-related values in Medline: a word frequency analysis study. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 19 (3): 479-488.
Petrova M, Sutcliffe P, Fulford K W M (Bill) and Dale J (2012) VaST (Values Search Tools): A manual for searching electronic databases for publications on health-related values. Warwick Medical School, Coventry, UK.
Petrova M, Vail L, Bosley S and Dale J (2010) Benefits and Challenges of Employing Health Care Assistants in General Practice. Family Practice, 27(3): 303-311.
Petrova M, Dale J, Munday D, Koistinen J, Agarwal S and Lall R (2010) The role and impact of facilitators in primary care: findings from the implementation of the Gold Standards Framework for palliative care. Family Practice, 27 (1): 38-47.
Munday D, Petrova M and Dale J (2009) Exploring preferences for place of death with terminally ill patients. British Medical Journal 339:b2391.
Dale J, Petrova M, Munday D, Koistinen-Harris J, Lall R and Thomas K (2009) ‘A national facilitation project to improve primary palliative care: the impact of the Gold Standards Framework on process and self-ratings of quality’. Quality and Safety in Health Care, 18 (3): 174-180.
Petrova M, Dale J, Fulford K W M (Bill). ‘Values-based practice in primary care: easing the tensions between individual values, ethical principles and best evidence’. British Journal of General Practice, 2006; 56 (530): 703-709.
Thank you for your interest in my webpage and projects! Please get in touch if we have shared interests we can discuss or collaborate on: firstname.lastname@example.org.