Emily Boxell, PhD 


Emily is a consultant in our Patient-Centered Outcomes team.
She manages our standalone PCO projects, with a focus on those involving primary data collection from patients and/or caregivers, alongside supporting the setup and management of our digital and site-based studies. Emily brings valuable experience in the writing of study protocols, publications, and patient-facing materials.
With over ten years’ experience in designing and conducting health-related research and service evaluations, Emily has developed and managed qualitative and quantitative research projects from start to finish in numerous therapeutic areas. She has been responsible for running large-scale nationwide NHS patient experience surveys at a leading healthcare charity, and has a keen interest in using a variety of research methods to understand patient experiences and outcomes. Her work has involved collaboration with multidisciplinary teams from academia, the NHS, and the charity sector, and she has been published in several peer-reviewed publications and presented at numerous conferences.
Emily completed a BSc in Psychology at the University of Warwick. This was followed by a Master’s degree at the University of Bath and a PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London, both with a specialization in Health Psychology. Her PhD focused on experiences in health and social care for people with age-related macular degeneration, and patient- and caregiver-reported outcomes in an investigation of the impact of living with AMD.
Emily lives near Reading with her partner and two children, and enjoys running and gardening.
Areas of expertise
Cross-sectional surveys
Patient satisfaction studies
COA strategy
Mixed methods studies
Patient and public involvement/ engagement exercises
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