Dr Peter Coventry - research
Peter is a research fellow in health services research with expertise in the design and evaluation of complex interventions to support cost-effective management of psychosocial morbidity in people with long term conditions (LTCs).
Recent completed work includes a mixed-methods study of psychosocial risk factors for hospital readmission in COPD patients referred to nurse-led early disharge services in the UK NHS. This study showed that depressive symptoms and individual levels of deprivation were associated with higher risk of hospital readmission within 12 months.
He is currently developing a portfolio of multi-disciplinary research centred on improving access to and the effectiveness of interventions for managing common mental health problems in people with LTCs, especially COPD, diabetes, and coronary heart disease (CHD). Collaborative care, self-care, and novel psychological interventions (e.g. mindfulness) are among key themes that underscore his current work in primary care mental health research. He is the Principal Investigator for a cluster randomised controlled trial that is testing the cost-effectiveness of collaborative care for treating depression in people with diabetes and/or CHD. A description of the COINCIDE trial can be found here: http://clahrc-gm.nihr.ac.uk/coincide/
Peter is also a member of the NIHR School of Primary Care Research and contributes to work on coordination of care and supporting self-care for people with multimorbidity, especially mental-physical multimorbidity.
Collaborators and affiliated staff
- mixed methods in health services research
- longitudinal cohort studies
- clinical trials
- in-depth qualitative interviews and focus groups
- systematic reviews and meta-analysis