Dr Rachel Isba

Head of Lancaster Medical School

Research Overview

My broad research interests are in the areas of public health and undergraduate medical education. My public health research looks at infectious diseases and the role of paediatric public health in secondary care (with a focus on children's public health in acute care settings). My education research focuses on the hidden aspects of the undergraduate medical curriculum - including the role of learning environments and the influence of social networks.

Socialization, Indifference, and Convenience: Exploring the Uptake of Influenza Vaccine Among Medical Students and Early Career Doctors
Edge, R., Goodwin, D., Isba, R., Keegan, T. 1/11/2017 In: Qualitative Health Research. 27, 13, p. 1982-1993. 12 p.
Journal article

Social network analysis in medical education
Isba, R., Woolf, K., Hanneman, R. 1/01/2017 In: Medical Education. 51, 1
Journal article

Socialization, Indifference, and Convenience: Exploring the Uptake of Influenza Vaccine Among Medical Students and Early Career Doctors
Edge, R.L., Goodwin, D.S., Isba, R.E., Keegan, T.J. 2017
Working paper

Seasonal influenza vaccination in health-care workers: the influence of consultants on the uptake of vaccination by medical students and early career doctors
Edge, R., Goodwin, D.S., Isba, R.E., Keegan, T.J. 25/11/2016
Meeting abstract

An audit of frequent attenders at North Manchester General Hospital paediatric emergency department
Dobrzynska, M., Handley, J., Isba, R. 2/11/2016
Meeting abstract

The art of communicating science
Isba, R.E., Potter, L. 1/02/2016 BMJ
Article

Seasonal influenza vaccination amongst medical students: a social network analysis based on a cross-sectional study
Edge, R., Heath, J., Rowlingson, B.S., Keegan, T.J., Isba, R.E. 9/10/2015 In: PLoS ONE. 10, 10, 13 p.
Journal article

When I say … micro learning environment
Isba, R. 09/2015 In: Medical Education. 49, 9, p. 859-860. 2 p.
Journal article

Artemisinin-naphthoquine for treating uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria.
Isba, R., Zani, B., Michael, G., Sinclair, D. 2015 In: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2015, 2
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Should we offer opportunistic vaccination in the paediatric emergency department?
Newell, K., Rousseva, C., Slade, C., Isba, R.E. 2015
Meeting abstract

How and what do medical students learn in clerkships?: experience based learning (ExBL)
Dornan, T., Tan, N., Boshuizen, H., Gick, R., Isba, R., Mann, K., Scherpbier, A., Spencer, J., Timmins, E. 12/2014 In: Advances in Health Sciences Education. 19, 5, p. 721-749. 29 p.
Journal article

Seasonal influenza in medical students: an outbreak simulation model based on a social network approach
Edge, R., Heath, J., Rowlingson, B., Keegan, T., Isba, R. 19/11/2014 In: The Lancet. 384, Supplement 2, 1 p.
Journal article

Gaps in provision of paediatric primary dental healthcare: a review of the burden of disease presenting to Emergency Departments.
Isba, R.E., Bolton, C., Rowland, A. 2014
Meeting abstract

Influenza vaccination for immunocompromised patients: summary of a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Beck, C.R., Isba, R.E. 09/2013 In: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. 7, Suppl. 2, p. 72-75. 4 p.
Journal article

World Health Organization guideline development: an evaluation
Sinclair, D., Isba, R., Kredo, T., Zani, B., Smith, H., Garner, P. 31/05/2013 In: PLoS ONE. 8, 5
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Creating the learning environment
Isba, R.E. 2013 In: The Oxford Textbook of Medical Education. Oxford : Oxford University Press ISBN: 9780199652679 .
Chapter

Artesunate versus quinine for treating severe malaria
Sinclair, D., Donegan, S., Isba, R., Lalloo, D.G. 2012 In: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. n/a, 6, 54 p.
Journal article

Attendances at the Children’s Emergency Department: An Audit of two Years of Activity at a New, Dedicated Paediatric Emergency Department
Isba, R.E., Gibb, M., Rowland, A. 2012
Meeting abstract

Influenza vaccination for immunocompromised patients: systematic review and meta-analysis by etiology
Beck, C.R., McKenzie, B.C., Hashim, A.B., Harris, R.C., Nguyen-Van-Tam, J.S., University of Nottingham Influenza and the ImmunoCompromised (UNIIC) Study Group,, Isba, R. 2012 In: Journal of Infectious Diseases. 206, 8, p. 1250-1259. 10 p.
Journal article

Referral of Children from a UK District General Hospital Emergency Department to Primary Care General Practitioners
Rowland, A., Isba, R.E. 2012
Meeting abstract

Influenza vaccination for immunocompromised patients: systematic review and meta-analysis from a public health policy perspective
Beck, C.R., McKenzie, B.C., Hashim, A.B., Harris, R.C., Zanuzdana, A., Agboado, G., Orton, E., Béchard-Evans, L., Morgan, G., Stevenson, C., Weston, R., Mukaigawara, M., Enstone, J., Augustine, G., Butt, M., Kim, S., Puleston, R., Dabke, G., Howard, R., O'Boyle, J., O'Brien, M., Ahyow, L., Denness, H., Farmer, S., Figureroa, J., Fisher, P., Greaves, F., Haroon, M., Haroon, S., Hird, C., Isba, R., Ishola, D.A., Kerac, M., Parish, V., Roberts, J., Rosser, J., Theaker, S., Wallace, D., Wigglesworth, N., Lingard, L., Vinogradova, Y., Horiuchi, H., Peñalver, J., Nguyen-Van-Tam, J.S. 22/12/2011 In: PLoS ONE. 6, 12, p. e29249. 15 p.
Journal article

Creating a learning environment
Isba, R., Boor, K. 2011 In: Medical Education: Theory and Practice. Churchill Livingstone p. 99-114. 16 p. ISBN: 978-0702035227.
Chapter

DREEMs, myths and realities: learning environments within the University of Manchester Medical School
Isba, R.E. 2010
Meeting abstract

What is the Academy of Medical Educators and what can it do for doctors in training?
Brice, J., Archer, J., Isba, R.E., Miller, A. 1/07/2008 Foundation Years Journal, 2, p. 59.
Article

Rapid infectious diseases and tropical medicine
Isba, R. 11/2003 Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell. 167 p. ISBN: 978-1-4051-1325-0.
Book

Cellular immune responses against hepatitis C virus: the evidence base 2002
Ward, S., Lauer, G., Isba, R., Walker, B., Klenerman, P. 2002 In: Clinical and Experimental Immunology. 128, 2, p. 195-203. 9 p.
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