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Tom Mills
Research Fellow



Tom gained his PhD in 2016 from the University of Westminster, politics department. His PhD had a policy focus and involved a qualitative evaluation of the impacts of the Coalition’s Health and Social Care Act (2012), with a focus on diabetes services.

From 2016 to 2020 he worked as an applied researcher for the Bradford Institute for Health Research, working on a range of NIHR-funded projects on patient experience and patient safety.

Tom joined the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group in September 2020 and will be working as a qualitative researcher on the CHAMP-1 project. 


  • PhD Public Policy, University of Westminster
  • MA Political Philosophy, University of York
  • BA Sociology and Politics, University of Leeds 



Tom has expertise in interventional research and qualitative, process evaluation in particular. His research to date has included methodological research, including the development of the logic model paradigm so that it provides a fuller expression of how complex interventions work in context. He’s particularly interested in how macro-level policy factors both enable and constrain the design and implementation of interventions locally, so linking his policy background to his current work in applied health research. 


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Dr Tom Mills
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