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Dr Clare R McDermott MSc, PhD

Research Fellow

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Dr Clare McDermott is a Research Fellow within Medicine at the University of Southampton.

To change without a journey is to be a chameleon. To journey without being changed is to be a tourist. To journey, to be changed, and to write about it in a peer reviewed journal is to be a researcher. (Mark Nepo/C McDermott)

I am a post-doctoral researcher based at the Department of Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton.  

I completed my PhD in 2016 at the University of Southampton, funded by the School of Primary Care Research as a NIHR doctoral student. My PhD included a mixed-methods feasibility study of a community based intervention for severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME (CFS/ME) and a national scoping exercise on service provision for severe CFS/ME in England.



Current role:

Qualitative Research Fellow, MACRO study

Having worked over the past 18 years both in qualitative research and clinical trials, my current field of interest is in the use of qualitative research techniques to support, inform and assist in the interpretation of Randomised Controlled Trials.

I also have a particular interest in Patient and Public Involvement, especially the co-development of new interventions in partnership with current and/or recovered patients.


Previous appointments:

Research interests

  • Use of qualitative research methods to maximise recruitment in RCTs
  • Mixed methods research
  • Conversation Analysis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME
  • Patient and Public Involvement

PhD title: A feasibility study of a community based intervention for severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME.

Supervisors: Prof George Lewith, Prof Geraldine Leydon, Dr Caroline Eyles

Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton

Funder: National Institute of Health Research, School of Primary Care Research

Research group

Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education

Research project(s)

MACRO - Defining best management for adults with chronic rhinosinusitis

CERAbTc-19 (Clinical Evaluation of Rapid Antibody Test for Covid-19)

CERrnaTc-19 (Clinical Evaluation of Rapid RNA Test for Covid-19)

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Dr Clare R McDermott
Faculty of Medicine, Room AB215, Mailpoint 801, South Academic Block, University Hospital Southampton, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD

Room Number: 9590 AHC/122

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