Elizabeth Gibbons MSc

Senior Research Scientist 1

Elizabeth Gibbons is a Senior Research Scientist 1 in the Clinical Outcome Assessments team based in the Folkestone office.

More about Elizabeth

Prior to joining COS, she spent 14 years working in the Health Services Research Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford.  During this time Elizabeth produced several reviews of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) for different populations and health conditions; cancers, elective procedures, depression, long-terms conditions as examples. Research focused on the development, evaluation and implementation of PROMs in the NHS at population level and in clinical care. She has experience of working with different disease groups; musculoskeletal, cancer, long-term conditions.  Other research has focused on patient reported experiences of care and services (PREMs) in collaboration with Picker Institute Europe, testing and evaluate new models of measuring patient experience across pathways and within services in the NHS. Furthermore, evaluation of using patient feedback for local service improvements.

Elizabeth has a strong history of conducting systematic methodological reviews of PROMs and PREMs; development and testing of methodological criteria related to PROMs research; qualitative interviewing and analysis and sound understanding of psychometric criteria.

She is an active member of ISOQOL and co-founder and past Chair of the UK Special Interest Group (SIG) as well as an active member of the Clinical practice and Patient Engagement SIGs. Furthermore, she is co-founder of the UK National PROMs research conference 2015 to current.

She also has an interest in clinical and research ethics and was member (Vice-chair) of NHS research ethics committee and Oxford Clinical Ethics committee.

Elizabeth has a nursing background specifically in paediatric intensive care. She obtained her MSc. in Managing Quality in Healthcare from the University of Birmingham.


Elizabeth can be reached at our European Office:

Unit 68, Basepoint, Shearway Road,
Shearway Business Park, Folkestone, Kent,
CT19 4RH

01303 661026