Wendy Guthrie is a postdoctoral research assistant currently based within the School of Medicine’s Quality, Safety and Informatics Research Group. She specialises in qualitative research and is working on the Improving Medicines use in People with Polypharmacy in Primary Care (IMPPP) project, part of the NIHR’s Health Services and Delivery Research Programme. With an interest in understanding human behaviour and communication, her PhD examined professional/client interactions through participant observation. She has expertise in the development of grounded theories to explain practice. Her doctoral viva was examined by Dr Barney Glaser, co-originator of Grounded Theory Methodology.