Abeda supports health and social care to design, implement and evaluate transformational change. She works within a multidisciplinary team to strategize and evaluate change using mixed methods and leads on the qualitative aspect. She is also able to manage projects and provides direction and development for team members.
She is especially interested in: providing pragmatic evaluation, which maintains rigour and is relevant to the needs of the NHS; an explicit focus on knowledge transfer to ensure timely and diverse approaches to sharing and embedding evidence in practice; and collaborating across academia, policy and practice to take strategic action on complex healthcare issues.
Abeda’s varied research career spans academia and industry and the disciplines of biological sciences, health policy and health services, incorporating a variety of laboratory based techniques and quantitative and qualitative approaches. She has worked independently and within teams in geographically and culturally diverse settings in England, USA and The Netherlands. Abeda serves as an advisor on the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Prioritisation Panel (Researcher-led) which assesses the research proposals received by the HS&DR, primarily for importance to the NHS.