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Dr Mike Bracher

Senior Research Associate

Mike Bracher



I am currently a Senior Research Associate on phase one of the the SAToRI-BTR (Systematic Approach to Review of In Vitro methods in Brain Tumour Research) project, led by Dr. Karen Pilkington. I also hold a Visiting Fellowship at Bournemouth University Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, to which i continue to provide advice and support on implementation-related issues in an honorary capacity.

From 2017-2018 I completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship at Bournemouth University, during which I had primary responsiblity for the design and conduct of the INSCCOPe (Implementing Nutrition Screening in Community Care for Older People) project -

From 2014-2017 I was employed as a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, prior to which I served as Research Fellow of the Autism Diagnostic Research Center, from 2013-2014 (ADRC - Southampton).

I completed an ESRC-funded PhD in Sociology - 'Living without a diagnosis – formations of pre-diagnostic identity in the lives of AS people diagnosed in adulthood' - at the University of Southampton from 2009-2013.

Research interests:

  • Implementation and translation processes affecting adoption and embedding of new processes and technologies in healthcare service and research.
  • Conversation Analytic study of interactions in healthcare settings.
  • Analysis of free-text data from large-scale surveys of patient experience.


May CR, Cummings A, Girling M, Bracher M, Mair FS, May CM, Murray E, Myall M, Rapley T & Finch T. Using Normalization Process Theory in feasibility studies and process evaluations of complex healthcare interventions: a systematic review. Implement Sci [Internet]. 2018;13(1):80. Available from:

Reidy, C., Bracher, M., Foster, C., Vassilev, I. and Rogers, A., 2018. The process of incorporating insulin pumps into the everyday lives of people with Type 1 diabetes: A critical interpretive synthesis. Health Expectations.

Wagland, R., Bracher, M., Drosdowsky, A., Richardson, A., Symons, J., Mileshkin, L. and Schofield, P., 2017. Differences in experiences of care between patients diagnosed with metastatic cancer of known and unknown primaries: mixed-method findings from the 2013 cancer patient experience survey in England. BMJ OPEN, 7 (9). -

Bracher, M., Wagland, R. and Corner, J., 2016. Exploring experiences of cancer care in Wales: a thematic analysis of free-text responses to the 2013 Wales Cancer Patient Experience Survey (WCPES). BMJ Open, 6 (e011830). -

Wagland, R., Recio-Saucedo, A., Simon, M., Bracher, M., Hunt, K., Foster, C., Glaser, A. and Corner, J., 2015. Development and testing of a text-mining approach to analyse patients’ comments on their experiences of colorectal cancer care. BMJ Quality and Safety. -

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