Frances Rapport Curriculum Vitae

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Frances Rapport Curriculum Vitae
Personal details

Title: Professor

Name: Frances Rapport

Institution: Swansea University, College of Medicine, Contact details: ILS2, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, T: 01792 513497, email:

Professor of Qualitative Health Research and Director of the Qualitative Research Unit

Director of the Qualitative Research Unit (QUARU)

Director of Qualitative Enquiry Supporting Trials (QUEST)
Visiting Professorships: Bournemouth University, Harvard University, Texas University, Tromsø University, King AbdulAziz University, Saudi Arabia.
Qualifications BA (Hons), MPhil, PhD, FRSA
Work history

March 2012 - Director of Qualitative Enquiry Supporting Trials (NISCHR Funded) linked to the West Wales Organisation for Rigorous Trials in Health (WWORTH)

Feb 2007- Professor of Qualitative Health Research, Centre for Health Information, Research and Evaluation (CHIRAL), School of Medicine, Swansea University

Feb 2007 - Director of the Qualitative Research Unit (QUARU)

Jan 2006-Feb 2007 Reader in Qualitative Health Research, Centre for Health Information, Research and Evaluation (CHIRAL), School of Medicine, Swansea University

2003-2006Julian Tudor Hart’ Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Information, Research and Evaluation (CHIRAL), School of Medicine, Swansea University

Prizes and awards

2010 Scholarship ($8,000) Texas University

2009 Scholarship ($16,000) Texas University

2007 Ethnographic Poetic Representation Award and Honorary Mention, American Anthropological Association (AAA), Washington DC.

2003 Julian Tudor Hart Senior Research Fellowship AstraZeneca, (£200,000)

Selected grants won

  1. 2014 Rapport F., (Co-PI) Hutchings HA., (Co-PI) Doel MA., Shubin S., Stratton G., Mellalieu S., Sparkes A., Clement C. and Wright S. “What are the perceived benefits and disbenefits of using the gym for staff and students? An in-depth study of wellbeing, culture and environment in Higher Education”. Funding Body: Bridging the Gaps Escalator Fund, £4779.

  2. 2014 Rapport F., Bertelli G., Protheroe-Davies L.K., Dillon M., Doel M.A., Hutchings H., Taylor R., Wright S., Clement C., Storey M. And Richter J. “Lives at Risk”: Biographic, photographic and spoken accounts of what it means to be ‘at risk’ of breast cancer. Funding Body: Tenovus. £29,998.86.

  3. 2013 Rapport F. and Russell ITR. Qualitative Enquiry Supporting Trials (QUEST) [Extension to existing grant until March 2015]. Funding Body: National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR), Welsh Assembly Government, Wales: £50,000.

  4. 2013 Rapport F. and Lian O. Professor II “Gendered Perspectives on Chronic Conditions”. Funding Body: University of Tromsø, Norway, £45,000. Jan 2014-Dec 2015.

  5. 2012 Rapport F. and Russell I. Qualitative Enquiry Supporting Trials (QUEST) Funding Body: National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) on behalf of WG Wales. £108,000 (March 2011- Sept 2013).

  6. 2011 Rapport F., Hutchings H.A., Lewis K. and Doel M. Qualitative health assessment following pulmonary rehabilitation treatment for COPD: A mixed-method consultation study with patients, carers and professionals. Funding Body: Hywel Dda Health Board. £10,000 September 2011–Dec 2012.

  7. 2010 Snooks H., Edwards A., Whitfield R., Lyons R., Russell I., Phillips C., Thompson C., Toghill M., Smith G., Williams J., Hutchings H., Robertson Steele I., Hopkins S., Wyatt S., Evans A., Phillips J., Jones S., Evans A., Porter A., Rapport F., Jones C. and Potokar T. TRUST: Thematic Research Network for emergency and UnScheduled Treatment January 2010 – December 2014. Funding Body: Welsh Office for Research and Development (WORD). £624,205.

  8. 2009 Culley L., Hudson N., Rapport F., Blyth E., Pacey A. and Norton WJ. Transnational Reproduction: An exploratory study of UK residents to travel abroad for fertility treatment. Funding Body: ESRC, £99,898.49 (FEC) Start March 09 for 18 months.

  9. 2009 Rapport F. Doel MA., Hutchings H., Jones A., Wainwright P., Maggs C., Mooney G., Jerzembek G., Culley L. and Evans R. Contextualising patient-centred professionalism in nursing: consulting with patients, professionals and stakeholders. Funding Body: the General Nursing Council for England and Wales Trust, £35,055. Start April 2009, end September 2010.

  10. 2008 Rapport F., Doel MA., Wainwright P., Hutchings H., Jerzembek GS., Evans RG., John D., Newbury S. and Trower C. Contextualising patient-centred professionalism in pharmacy: consulting with patients, professionals and stakeholders. Funding Body: Pharmacy Practice Research Trust, £31,237.88. Start: September 2008 over 16 months.

  11. 2008 Williams DRR., Brophy S., Rapport F., Mistry R., Mannan S., Thomas N., Prevalence and prevention of obesity and other risk factors for CVD among young people with a focus on high risk ethnic minority groups. Funding Body: Welsh Office for Research and Development (WORD), £134,946 over 24 months.

  12. 2008 Williams JG., Russell I., Thomas L., Roberts S., Cohen D., Cheung I., Rapport F., Seagrove A. and Thorne K. Comparison of new drugs (infliximab and ciclosporin) in steroid resistant ulcerative colitis: Trial (CONSTRUCT). Funding Body: NIHR Health Technological Assessment £2,324,635 over 48 months.

  13. 2007 P. Tucker., A Dahlgren., G. Davies., P. Ebden., S. Folkard., H. Hutchings., F. Rapport and T Akerstedt. The impact of working time arrangements on fatigue among junior doctors in Wales. Funding Body: Welsh Office of Research & Development for Health and Social Care (Welsh Office for R&D) £73,413 over eighteen months.

  14. 2007 Rapport F., Williams D.R.R., Ford D., Lloyd K. Exploring Qualitative Inquiry Programme (EQUIP). Funding Body: AstraZeneca/CHIRAL, £105,000 over 12 months.

  15. 2006 Owen C., Lloyd K., Belam J., Lambert H., Donovan J. and Rapport F. Public involvement in suicide prevention: understanding and strengthening laynresponses to distress. Funding Body: Medical Research Council (MRC). £300,000 over 24 months.

  16. 2006 Lloyd K., Aitken P., Rapport F., Williams D.R.R., Bidmead L., Faulkner G., Macleod K., Rance J. and Williams G. Lifestyle interventions to improve the physical health of people with severe mental illness: identifying barriers to uptake. Funding Body: MRC: National Prevention Research Initiative. £89,000, Start June 2006 for 18 months.


  1. 2013 Kahnom A., Hill R., Brophy S., Morgan K., Rapport F. and Lyons R. Mothers' perspectives on the delivery of childhood injury messages. A qualitative study from the Growing Up in Wales, Environments for Healthy Living Study (EHL). BMC Public Health (In Press).

  2. 2013 Rapport F., Doel MA., Hutchings HA., Jones A Culley L., Jerzembek G. and Wright S. Consultation workshops with patients and professionals: developing a template of ‘patient-centred professionalism’ in community nursing. Journal of Research in Nursing. Published online 21 June 2013.

  3. 2013 Culley, L., Hudson, N. and Rapport, F. Assisted Conception and South Asian communities in the UK: public perceptions of the use of donor gametes in infertility treatment. Human Fertility (Special Issue) 16(1): 48-53

doi: 10.3109/14647273.2013.773091.

  1. 2013 Rapport F., Storey M., Porter A., Snooks H., Sanchez A., Thorne K., Jones K., Clement C. and Russell I. Developing a Standard Operating Procedure for a clinical trials unit: qualitative research and the quasi experimental study or pragmatic randomised trial, Trials (Biomed). 14: 54 doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-54.

  2. 2013 Hutchings HA, Rapport F, Wright S, Doel M. Obtaining consensus from mixed groups: An adapted Nominal Group Work technique. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research. 3(3): 491-502.

  3. 2013 Culley, L., Hudson, N., Blyth, E., Norton, W. Pacey, A. and Rapport, F. ‘What are you going to do, confiscate their passports?’ Professional perspectives on cross-border reproductive travel. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. doi:10.1080/02646838.2012.762084

  4. 2012 Owen G., Belam, J., Lambert, H. Donovan, J., Rapport, F. and Owens, C. Suicide communication events: Lay interpretation of the communication of suicidal ideation and intent. Social Science & Medicine. 75, 419-428.

  5. 2011 Brophy S., Crowley A., Mistry R., Hill R., Choudhury S., Thomas NE. and Rapport F. Recommendations to improve physical activity among teenagers – a qualitative study with ethnic minority and European teenagers, Biomed Public Health. 11, 412. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-412.

  6. 2011 Owens, C., Belam, J., Lloyd, KR., Rapport, F., Donovan, J. and Lambert, H. Recognising and responding to a suicidal crisis within the family and social network: a qualitative study. BMJ Open Access 2011; 343: doi: 10.1136/bmj.d5801.

  7. 2011 Culley L., Hudson N., Rapport F., Blyth E., Norton W. and Pacey A. Crossing borders for fertility treatment: motivations, destinations, and outcomes of UK fertility travelers. Human Reproduction. (In Press).

  8. 2010 Rapport F. Summative Analysis: A new qualitative research method. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 9(3), 270-290.

  9. 2010 Rapport F., Jerzembek G.S., Doel M.A., Jones A., Cella M. and Lloyd K.R. Narrating uncertainties about treatment of mental health conditions. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. [Published online 24 May 2009] doi: 10.1007/s00127-009-0072-y, 45(3), 371-9, Mar.

  10. 2008 Rapport F., Doel MA. and Jerzembek GS. “Convenient space” or “a tight squeeze”: Insider views on the community pharmacy. Health & Place. (2008) doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.06.002. 15, (2009) 315-322.

  11. 2008 Rapport F., Doel M., Wainwright P. “The doctor’s tale”: Enacted workspace and the general practitioner. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research (FQS) 9(2), Article 2 May 2008.

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