West Node Research Co-ordinator (West of Scotland)
Dr. Tracy Ibbotson has been a Research Coordinator in the West node of the network since 2011 and leads Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) work in the Network. Tracy has been working in health services research for 25 years after completing a PhD in Psychosocial Oncology at the Christie Hospital, University of Manchester. She was employed as a Research Fellow in the Department of General Practice & Primary Care, University of Glasgow (1992-1995) and the Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen (1995-1997). Whilst working as Senior Lecturer in the Nursing & Midwifery School at the University of Glasgow from 1998-2005, she was the Director for the MSc (MedSci) programme and was responsible for introducing problem based learning into the teaching of Research Methods. During a career break, Tracy worked as a health services researcher in the General Practice & Primary Care Dept (2005 -2011) before joining the network team in 2011.