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Ann Hewison
Research Fellow



Ann qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1994 and worked in the NHS for fourteen years in hospital and community settings in London; becoming a District Nurse in 1999. From 2008 she worked as a Disability Assessor for four years, then moved to the University of York in 2012 where she completed an MSc (Health Services Research) and part-time PhD, a qualitative study entitled: ‘Managing treatment and living with chronic myeloid leukaemia’. Ann previously worked as study nurse and research fellow with the Epidemiology and Cancer Statistics Group and is now a qualitative researcher in the York Trials Unit.


  • Registered Nurse
  • Specialist Practitioner, District Nursing
  • BNurs (Hons), University of Birmingham
  • PGDip in Community Health Studies (Community Nursing), South Bank University
  • MSc in Health Services Research, University of York
  • PhD Health Sciences, University of York



Ann's interests are:

  • Qualitative research methods
  • Qualitative research in randomised controlled trials
  • Patient experiences
  • Health care professionals’ experiences of managing treatment and care


  • FLARE - A multi-centre, two-arm, non-inferiority, parallel group, randomised controlled trial with an internal pilot, economic evaluation and nested qualitative study, to assess whether the repair of the Flexor Digitorum Profundus (FDP) alone results in a as good as quality of life compared to repairing FDP and the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis (FDS).
  • OPAL2 - A multi-centre RCT comparing the OPAL occupational support programme with usual care on the time to return-to-work in patients undergoing elective hip or knee replacement surgery.

Research group(s)

Trials and Statistics


Ann has is available to supervise Health Sciences Masters dissertation projects, particularly those using qualitative methods.


Full publications list

Ann Hewison's publications and research activities

Contact details

Dr Ann Hewison
Research Fellow

Tel: 01904 32(1916)

External activities


  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Member of the Royal College of Nursing