Table 1

Three researcher-in-residence case studies

WEL evaluationUCLH ERTBristol KM
Team composition and expertise1 full-time researcher (social scientist)Originally two full-time researchers (anthropologist and operational researcher). Team later reconfigured to include five part-time members (two anthropologists, two operational researchers and one health economist)Two researchers working 1 day a week (anthropologist and mixed-methods researcher) plus two local healthcare commissioners (policy-making transformation teams)
Team supervision1 senior academic based at UCL3 senior academics based at UCL1 Senior Research Fellow who also acted as a researcher-in-residence
DurationInitially 2 years, then extended for a further year3 years2-year contracts, team ran for 3 years
Team university affiliationImprovement Science team, Department of Primary Care and Population Health, UCLDepartment of Applied Health Research and Clinical Operational Research Unit, UCLCentre for Academic Primary Care,
Bristol University
Funding sourceNHS Commissioners from the WEL IC programme partnersNIHR RCF funding administered by UCLHNIHR RCF funding administered by the Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative
Setting (host organisation/s)Nine organisations participating in WEL IC programme in East LondonUCLH NHS Foundation TrustBristol Clinical Commissioning Group, Centre for Academic Primary Care, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • NHS, National Health Service; NIHR RCF, National Institute for Health Research Research Capability Funding; UCLH ERT, University College London Hospital Embedded Research Team; WEL, Waltham Forest and East London.