Dr Dawn Coleby

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Nursing and Midwifery

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 257 7195

E: dawn.coleby@dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dawns research is focused on improving access to health services and health service delivery through mixed methods research and evaluation, with a particular emphasis on ethnic inequalities, maternity services and non communicable diseases. Dawn has a particular expertise in mixed methodologies and in research which explores patient and professional perspectives of health and healthcare services.

Dawn is an experienced research project manager and clinical trial manager, and has successfully led the delivery of single site and large multi-centre research projects. More recently, Dawn has independently led a research team as Principal Investigator (PI), after successfully obtaining research funding.

Dawn is an active reviewer of research ethics applications and is a  peer-reviewer for the BJGP and BMJ Open.

Research group affiliations

Institute of Health and Social Care

Publications and outputs


Research interests/expertise

NHS service evaluation, Health inequalities and barriers/facilitators to access/utilisation of NHS services, Mixed Methods.

Areas of teaching

Research methods (qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods), Research Ethics, Critical Appraisal, Literature Reviews, Audit/Service Evaluations, and Masters level supervision.


  • PhD
  • BSc(Hons) Medical and Health Statistics

Courses taught


Current research students

Currently supervising taught Masters Students

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