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Dr Raff Calitri

Dr Raff Calitri

Trial Manager/ Research Fellow

01392 726 047

College House 2.20

Raff joined the Medical School in 2010 and has worked on and managed a number of clinicial trials. In the department of Primary Care he supported the ESTEEM trial, a complex, multi-site  trial of telephone triage in general practice. In 2015 Raff moved to the Psychology Applied to Health (PAtH) group to manage the ReTrain trial, a pilot feasibility trial of a community-based rehabilitation training programme for stroke survivors.

Raff has managed numerous health and applied psychology research projects on topics including an assessment of the general practitioner workforce, an exploration of the academic primary care workforce, and a look at the role of non-conscious processes (or mental biases) in eating and physical activity behaviours.

Raff holds a PhD in Social Psychology. He has expertise in project management and designing and delivering randomised controlld trials.

Qualifications

PhD Social Psychology

MSc Social & Applied Psychology

BSc Cognitive Science

Research

Research interests

  • Organisation & Delivery of Primary Care
  • Patient Experience
  • GP-Patient Relationship
  • Intended & Unintended Cognitive Biases

Research projects

  • The ReTrain trial
  • Non-conscious Geneal Practitioner biases

Research networks

  • Exeter Clinical Trials & Support Network
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Society for Academic Primary Care
  • Society for Academic Primary Care Career Scoping team
  • Primary Healthcare Scientists (PHoCuS)

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Dean S, Poltawski L, Forster A, Taylor R, Spencer A, James M, Allison R, Stevens S, Norris M, Shepherd A, et al (In Press). Community-based Rehabilitation Training after stroke: protocol of a pilot randomised controlled trial (ReTrain). BMJ Open Full text.
Mounce LTA, Barry HE, Calitri R, Henley WE, Campbell J, Roland M, Richards S (2016). Establishing the validity of English GP Patient Survey items evaluating out-of-hours care. BMJ Qual Saf, 25(11), 842-850. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Holt T, Fletcher E, Warren F, Richards S, Calitri R, Green C (2016). Telephone triage systems in UK general practice: analysis of consultation duration during the index day in a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Br J Gen Pract Full text.
Varley A, Warren FC, Richards SH, Calitri R, Chaplin K, Fletcher E, Holt TA, Lattimer V, Murdoch J, Richards DA, et al (2016). The effect of nurses’ preparedness and nurse practitioner status on triage call management in primary care: a secondary analysis of cross-sectional data from the ESTEEM trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 58, 12-20. Full text.
Tan JOA, Calitri R, Bloodworth A, McNamee MJ (2016). Understanding Eating Disorders in Elite Gymnastics: Ethical and Conceptual Challenges. Clin Sports Med, 35(2), 275-292. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Sansom A, Calitri R, Carter M, Campbell J (2016). Understanding quit decisions in primary care: a qualitative study of older GPs. BMJ Open, 6(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Calitri RA, Warren FC, Wheeler B, Chaplin K, Fletcher E, Murdoch J, Richards SH, Taylor R, Varley A, Campbell JL, et al (2015). Distance from practice moderates the relationship between patient management involving nurse telephone triage consulting and patient satisfaction with care. Journal of Health & Place Abstract.  Full text.
Warren FC, Calitri R, Fletcher E, Varley A, Holt TA, Lattimer V, Richards D, Richards S, Salisbury C, Taylor RS, et al (2015). Exploring demographic and lifestyle associations with patient experience following telephone triage by a primary care doctor or nurse: secondary analyses from a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Qual Saf, 24(9), 572-582. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Murdoch J, Varley A, Fletcher E, Britten N, Price L, Calitri R, Green C, Lattimer V, Richards SH, Richards DA, et al (2015). Implementing telephone triage in general practice: a process evaluation of a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Fam Pract, 16 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Campbell JL, Fletcher E, Britten N, Green C, Holt T, Lattimer V, Richards DA, Richards SH, Salisbury C, Taylor RS, et al (2015). The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of telephone triage for managing same-day consultation requests in general practice: a cluster randomised controlled trial comparing general practitioner-led and nurse-led management systems with usual care (the ESTEEM trial). Health Technol Assess, 19(13), 1-viii. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Calitri R, Adams A, Atherton H, Reeve J, Hill NR (2014). Investigating the sustainability of careers in academic primary care: a UK survey. BMC Fam Pract, 15 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Campbell JL, Fletcher E, Britten N, Green C, Holt TA, Lattimer V, Richards DA, Richards SH, Salisbury C, Calitri R, et al (2014). Telephone triage for management of same-day consultation requests in general practice (the ESTEEM trial): a cluster-randomised controlled trial and cost-consequence analysis. Lancet, 384(9957), 1859-1868. Full text.
Tarrant M, Calitri R, Weston D (2012). Social identification structures the effects of perspective taking. Psychol Sci, 23(9), 973-978. Abstract.  Author URL.
Calitri R, Pothos EM, Tapper K, Brunstrom JM, Rogers PJ (2010). Cognitive biases to healthy and unhealthy food words predict change in BMI. Obesity (Silver Spring), 18(12), 2282-2287. Abstract.  Author URL.
Calitri R, Lowe R, Eves FF, Bennett P (2009). Associations between visual attention, implicit and explicit attitude and behaviour for physical activity. Psychol Health, 24(9), 1105-1123. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Pothos EM, Tapper K, Calitri R (2009). Cognitive and behavioral correlates of BMI among male and female undergraduate students. Appetite, 52(3), 797-800. Abstract.  Author URL.
Pothos EM, Calitri R, Tapper K, Brunstrom JM, Rogers PJ (2009). Comparing measures of cognitive bias relating to eating behaviour. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 23(7), 936-952. Abstract.
Brunstrom JM, Rogers PJ, Pothos EM, Calitri R, Tapper K (2008). Estimating everyday portion size using a 'method of constant stimuli': in a student sample, portion size is predicted by gender, dietary behaviour, and hunger, but not BMI. Appetite, 51(2), 296-301. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tendayi Viki G, Calitri R (2008). Infrahuman outgroup or suprahuman ingroup: the role of nationalism and patriotism in the infrahumanization of outgroups. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38(6), 1054-1061. Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Dean S, Poltawski L, Forster A, Taylor R, Spencer A, James M, Allison R, Stevens S, Norris M, Shepherd A, et al (In Press). Community-based Rehabilitation Training after stroke: protocol of a pilot randomised controlled trial (ReTrain). BMJ Open Full text.

2016

Mounce LTA, Barry HE, Calitri R, Henley WE, Campbell J, Roland M, Richards S (2016). Establishing the validity of English GP Patient Survey items evaluating out-of-hours care. BMJ Qual Saf, 25(11), 842-850. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Holt T, Fletcher E, Warren F, Richards S, Calitri R, Green C (2016). Telephone triage systems in UK general practice: analysis of consultation duration during the index day in a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Br J Gen Pract Full text.
Varley A, Warren FC, Richards SH, Calitri R, Chaplin K, Fletcher E, Holt TA, Lattimer V, Murdoch J, Richards DA, et al (2016). The effect of nurses’ preparedness and nurse practitioner status on triage call management in primary care: a secondary analysis of cross-sectional data from the ESTEEM trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 58, 12-20. Full text.
Tan JOA, Calitri R, Bloodworth A, McNamee MJ (2016). Understanding Eating Disorders in Elite Gymnastics: Ethical and Conceptual Challenges. Clin Sports Med, 35(2), 275-292. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Sansom A, Calitri R, Carter M, Campbell J (2016). Understanding quit decisions in primary care: a qualitative study of older GPs. BMJ Open, 6(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Calitri RA, Warren FC, Wheeler B, Chaplin K, Fletcher E, Murdoch J, Richards SH, Taylor R, Varley A, Campbell JL, et al (2015). Distance from practice moderates the relationship between patient management involving nurse telephone triage consulting and patient satisfaction with care. Journal of Health & Place Abstract.  Full text.
Warren FC, Calitri R, Fletcher E, Varley A, Holt TA, Lattimer V, Richards D, Richards S, Salisbury C, Taylor RS, et al (2015). Exploring demographic and lifestyle associations with patient experience following telephone triage by a primary care doctor or nurse: secondary analyses from a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Qual Saf, 24(9), 572-582. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Murdoch J, Varley A, Fletcher E, Britten N, Price L, Calitri R, Green C, Lattimer V, Richards SH, Richards DA, et al (2015). Implementing telephone triage in general practice: a process evaluation of a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Fam Pract, 16 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Campbell JL, Fletcher E, Britten N, Green C, Holt T, Lattimer V, Richards DA, Richards SH, Salisbury C, Taylor RS, et al (2015). The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of telephone triage for managing same-day consultation requests in general practice: a cluster randomised controlled trial comparing general practitioner-led and nurse-led management systems with usual care (the ESTEEM trial). Health Technol Assess, 19(13), 1-viii. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2014

Calitri R, Adams A, Atherton H, Reeve J, Hill NR (2014). Investigating the sustainability of careers in academic primary care: a UK survey. BMC Fam Pract, 15 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Campbell JL, Fletcher E, Britten N, Green C, Holt TA, Lattimer V, Richards DA, Richards SH, Salisbury C, Calitri R, et al (2014). Telephone triage for management of same-day consultation requests in general practice (the ESTEEM trial): a cluster-randomised controlled trial and cost-consequence analysis. Lancet, 384(9957), 1859-1868. Full text.

2012

Tarrant M, Calitri R, Weston D (2012). Social identification structures the effects of perspective taking. Psychol Sci, 23(9), 973-978. Abstract.  Author URL.

2010

Calitri R, Pothos EM, Tapper K, Brunstrom JM, Rogers PJ (2010). Cognitive biases to healthy and unhealthy food words predict change in BMI. Obesity (Silver Spring), 18(12), 2282-2287. Abstract.  Author URL.

2009

Calitri R, Lowe R, Eves FF, Bennett P (2009). Associations between visual attention, implicit and explicit attitude and behaviour for physical activity. Psychol Health, 24(9), 1105-1123. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Pothos EM, Tapper K, Calitri R (2009). Cognitive and behavioral correlates of BMI among male and female undergraduate students. Appetite, 52(3), 797-800. Abstract.  Author URL.
Pothos EM, Calitri R, Tapper K, Brunstrom JM, Rogers PJ (2009). Comparing measures of cognitive bias relating to eating behaviour. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 23(7), 936-952. Abstract.

2008

Brunstrom JM, Rogers PJ, Pothos EM, Calitri R, Tapper K (2008). Estimating everyday portion size using a 'method of constant stimuli': in a student sample, portion size is predicted by gender, dietary behaviour, and hunger, but not BMI. Appetite, 51(2), 296-301. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tendayi Viki G, Calitri R (2008). Infrahuman outgroup or suprahuman ingroup: the role of nationalism and patriotism in the infrahumanization of outgroups. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38(6), 1054-1061. Abstract.

Awards

Society of Academic Primary Care Personal Award (£2,000), March 2014. Award following election to society's Career Scoping Team for analysis of the sustainability of academic primary care careers


Invited lectures

Calitri, R. (2014) Telephone triage of patients requesting same day consultations in general practice: a cluster randomised controlled trial (ESTEEM). Canterbury Christchurch University, Faculty of Social & Applied Sciences, Jan 2014

Calitri, R. (2014). Lessons learned from the ESTEEM trial – A trial manager’s experience. Workshop conducted for Exeter Clinical Trials and Support Network, University of Exeter medical School, May 2014.

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