About Us

About us

This site - normalizationprocess.org - was created by Carl May, Elizabeth Murray, Tracy Finch, Frances Mair, Shaun Treweek, Luciana Ballini, Anne Macfarlane, Melissa Girling and Tim Rapley - with help from growcreate.

We designed the toolkit and wrote the text. But many other people have been involved in our work since 2000, including: Christopher Dowrick (University of Liverpool), Linda Gask (University of Manchester), Bie Nio Ong (Keele University), Anne Rogers (Southampton University of Manchester), Mary Ellen Purkis (Victoria), Glyn Elwyn (Cardiff University), France Légaré (Université Laval, Quebec), Catherine Pope (Southampton University), Jane Gunn (University of Melbourne), Nilay Shah and Victor M Montori (The Mayo Clinic).

Putting together the toolkit involved about 70 people in testing and criticizing paper and virtual versions of the 16 items. We also tested them at seminars at the University of Victoria (British Columbia) and at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, USA). We are very grateful indeed to all who participated in these processes for their interest and painstaking support for our work.

The NoMAD instrument was developed by Tracy Finch, Tim Rapley, Melissa Girling, Carl May, Frances Mair, Elizabeth Murray, Shaun Treweek, Elaine McColl, Nick Steen and Claire Dickinson with contributions from many of our other collaborators named above. Data collection across six different sites was possible with assistance from Nicola Mackintosh (Kings College London), Claire Scally (Illumina Digital Ltd), Jane Banks (Liverpool Hospitals Trust), Gaery Barbery (Griffith University, Queensland), Samridh Sharma (Newcastle University), Christopher Vernazza (Newcastle University), Jimmy Steele (Newcastle University), Aileen Macvinish (NHS Grampian), Hilary Hall (Digital Life Sciences) and Janice McNichol (Newcastle Universities Teaching Hospitals Trust, Wansbeck).

Like all theories, NPT is a work in progress, it has grown and developed as people have used and criticized it, and its scope has expanded as it has been applied to different problems. That process continues.