Projects per year
Heather is a Research Fellow based within the University of Dundee’s Dental School and an Associate Member of SISCC. She worked within the SISCC core team on secondment for 10 months with a particular focus on the Knowledge into Action at Scale (KiAAS) programme of research, exploring the impact of large-scale educational approaches to the delivery of training to improve health and social care and the Pharmacist and data–Driven Quality Improvement in Primary care (P-DQIP) study, evaluating the impact of an intervention to reduce high-risk prescribing.
Prior to this, Heather worked across both the University of Dundee’s Dental School and NHS Education for Scotland’s Clinical Effectiveness Workstream for over ten years with a focus on the development and implementation of evidence-based guidance as well as education and service delivery. She has particular expertise in qualitative research methods and has carried out research across a range of primary care disciplines including dentistry, nursing, general practice, pharmacy and optometry.
Heather completed my CSO Doctoral Fellowship in 2017, which explored the organisational level factors which influence the implementation of evidence-based guidance in primary care. This was a multi-method study exploring the barriers and facilitators to the translation of guidance in primary care.
Co-designing National Clinical Audits to Improve Population Oral Health(Joint with NHS Education for Scotland, University of Glasgow & University of Aberdeen)
1/03/20 → 30/11/20
Understanding the Systems, Organisational and Patient Barriers and Facilitators to Quality Improvement in Primary Dental Care: Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in General Practice (joint with Universities of Aberdeen and Glasgow)
1/04/12 → 31/07/14
Improving Quality in Healthcare: A Case Study in Dental Primary Care in Scotland (Doctoral Training Fellowship)
1/10/10 → 31/12/14
An evaluation of the implementation of quality improvement (QI) in primary care dentistry: a multi-method approachCassie, H., Mistry, V., Beaton, L., Black, I., Clarkson, J. E. & Young, L., Apr 2021, In: BMJ Open Quality. 10, 2, 10 p., e000839.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
"It's really no more difficult than putting on fluoride varnish": a qualitative exploration of dental professionals' views of silver diamine fluoride for the management of carious lesions in childrenSeifo, N., Cassie, H., Radford, J. & Innes, N., 1 Dec 2020, In: BMC Oral Health. 20, 11 p., 257.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile27 Downloads (Pure)
Qualitative study exploring the key determinants of information gathering to inform the management of over-the-counter (OTC) consultations in community pharmaciesCassie, H., Duncan, E. M., Gibb, E. A., Power, A., Young, L., Newlands, R. & Watson, M. C., 15 Aug 2019, In: BMJ Open. 9, 8, 12 p., e029937.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)40 Downloads (Pure)
Cassie, H., Radford, J. R. & Innes, N. P. T., 12 Jul 2019, In: BMC Oral Health. 19, p. 1-10 10 p., 145.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile23 Citations (Scopus)92 Downloads (Pure)
Cassie, H., Pooley, J., Elouafakoui, P., Prior, M., Gibb, E., Ramsay, C. & Young, L., Jul 2018, In: Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. 38, 4, p. 411-421 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)106 Downloads (Pure)