Professor John Browne
Professor John Browne is a health services researcher with a professional background in health psychology and psychometrics. After completing his doctorate at Trinity College Dublin he worked at the Health Services Research Unit of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) from 1998 to 2008, where he oversaw the development of the NHS Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) programme. He is currently exploring the value of PROMs as a tool for engineering quality improvement in a variety of clinical areas including breast cancer surgery, joint replacement and emergency medicine. He joined the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College Cork in January 2009 and continues to hold an honorary position at LSHTM.