Miss Claire Planner MSc, BA (Hons)

Photograph of Claire Planner

Research Associate

Centre for Primary Care
Institute of Population Health
7th Floor Williamson Building
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL


Research Associate

PhD student (year 3)

Coordinator of PRIMER, a patient, carer and public advisory group: http://www.population-health.manchester.ac.uk/primer


Research interests 

My research interests include: service integration; improving the physical health of people with a mental health diagnosis; collaborative care approaches to service delivery; patient and public involvement in research; public engagement

Methodological Knowledge

  • Quantitative methods
  • Qualitative research approaches
  • Systematic reviews
  • Participatory methods


Masters in Public Health (MPH) 



  • Part-time tutor on the Qualitative Research Module 
  • Dissertation Supervisor on the Dissertation Skills Unit (systematic reviews)


MSc Social Research Methods (Social Policy Research), London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Graduate merit award scholarship awarded.

BA (Hons) Applied Psychology, University of Sussex, UK. First class awarded.

Collaborators and affiliated staff

Professor Linda Gask

Dr Siobhan Reilly

Dr Tim Bradshaw

Professor Pete Bower

Dr Sarah Knowles 



  • Reilly, S., Planner, C., Hann, M., Reeves, D., Nazereth, I., & Lester, H. (2012). The role of primary care in service provision for people with severe mental illness in the England. PLoS ONE. . Publication link: 2ec9055e-dc54-4dc7-812a-30b5b45534b4
  • Reilly, S., Planner, C., Knowles, S., Gask, L., Hann, M., Druss, B., & Lester, H. (2012). Collaborative care approaches for people with severe mental illness. Unknown Journal. . Publication link: 30aed1b4-8077-444e-8b0d-c69aefa0e850


  • Planner, C., Wong, I. C. K., Asherson, P., Bilbow, A., Clifford, S., Coghill, D., ... Taylor, E. (2009). Cessation of attention deficit hyperactivity drugs in the young (CADDY): a pharmacoepidemiological and qualitative study. Health Technology Assessment: No publisher name.. Publication link: 386a9bf0-984d-4731-a267-8279be96ff8f


  • Conroy, S., North, C., Fox, T., Haines, L., Planner, C., Erskine, P., ... Sammons, H. (2008). Educational interventions to reduce prescribing errors. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 93(4), 313-315. DOI:10.1136/adc.2007.127761. Publication link: b5cf9b70-9ee7-4d7b-995e-831dd1b4628c
  • Neubert, A., Planner, C., & Cranswick, N. (2008). The new European regulation on paediatric medicines: safety and ethics perspectives. Paediatric Drugs, 10(3), 147-149. . Publication link: 1c5a1c83-9ef2-48f4-8658-a34580991017



  • Sanghera, N., Chan, P. Y., Khaki, Z. F., Planner, C., Lee, K. K. C., Cranswick, N. E., & Wong, I. C. K. (2006). Interventions of hospital pharmacists in improving drug therapy in children a systematic literature review. Drug Safety, 29(11), 1031-1047. DOI:10.2165/00002018-200629110-00003. Publication link: cbefcb90-cfbf-41df-b600-36c91eedab35