Keegan Shepard

Keegan Clay Shepard is a Research Fellow at NHS Resolution, where he leads the evaluation of two landmark maternity schemes: the Maternity Incentive Scheme and Early Notification Scheme. He completed his PhD at Edge Hill University, where he conducted a large qualitative study exploring the staff perceptions of patient safety in the NHS Ambulance Services. Following his PhD, Keegan’s postdoc was at the University of Oxford, where he was funded by an NIHR grant to research patient concerns and complaints with the Quality and Outcomes of Person-centred Care Policy Research Unit (QORU) under the direction of the Department of Health and Social Care. A BMJ publication from this work was selected as an NIHR Alert, which are chosen and developed to help inform policy and practice nationwide. Beyond his research background, he has also worked as a Policy Advisor for NHS Providers, as well as the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association.