Quality of health care (paediatrics, health services)
Dr Amy Gray is a general paediatrician with 10 years of experience in international health focused in South East Asia, particularly Lao PDR and Vietnam and expertise in medical education. Her PhD evaluated the impact of implementing the WHO Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children on the quality of care in in Lao PDR, and the factors that influenced changes in practice. Following this she developed and continues to lead a program of work funded by the Planet Wheeler Foundation to improve the quality of paediatric care and medical education capacity in Lao PDR. This project is being carried out in collaboration with the University of Health Sciences (UHS) and Lao Paediatricians. Amy and her team have worked with the World Health Organisation, Save the Children and the Lao Ministry of Health to implement and evaluate Early Essential Newborn Care, oxygen systems in district hospitals, a continuing medical education approach to improve hospital care and quality improvement for assessment at UHS. Amy is also the clinical lead on a program to enhance medical education on the Royal Children’s Hospital Campus. Her research interests include medical education, and the use of education strategies to change clinical care an improve outcomes using mixed-methods research approaches.