Gerlinde Pilkington

MA, BA(Hons)

Research Associate

Department: School of Health and Related Research

Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Research expertise

  • Evidence synthesis

  • Community wellbeing



I am a Research Associate in Applied Realist Methodology at the University of Sheffield. I have worked in health services research for 13 years after quite accidentally becoming a research assistant with Liverpool Reviews and Implementation Group (LRiG). I've worked on a wide range of research projects focussing on topics such as older people with cancer, respite care for young adults with complex healthcare needs, and community wellbeing. I have also co-authored chapters in a book designed to help postgraduate students who are conducting systematic reviews.

Current research projects

  • Frequent Users of the Emergency Department: Improving and Standardising Services-a mixed methods study (NIHR132852)