Bie Nio Ong is a Reader in Health Services Research at the Centre for Health Planning and Management at Keele University. Her research interests and publications include work on research methods, care in the community, needs assessment, primary health care planning and health in developing countries, women's health and child protection. Dr. Ong has extensive consultancy experience both in the UK and in developing countries. Her latest book, Rapid Appraisal and Health Policy, has just been published which sets out the basis and results of Rapid Appraisal methodology.
Kelvin Jordan is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Planning and Management at Keele University. He has particular expertise in quantitative methodologies and analysis. He has an MSc in Statistics from the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is currently assessing the needs of people with a limiting long-term illness and has interests in the application of research methodologies.
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