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Caroline Mulvaney

Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

I am a Senior Research Fellow working at the Research Design Service East Midlands. I have previously worked in both the School of Health Sciences and Division of Primary Care. I have over 15 years experience in health services research, most recently in the field of injury prevention. I have been at the University of Nottingham since 2002 and I am a Registered General Nurse.

Expertise Summary

My expertise is primarily in quantitative research, randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews. My research interests include:

  • Epidemiology and prevention of injuries
  • Public health, particularly walking and cycling
  • Cochrane reviews
  • Primary care
  • Evaluation

Research Summary

I am currently working on the following studies:

  • Cochrane review of the impact of cycling infrastructure on cycling injuries in cyclists (NIHR PHR funded study)
  • "First aid advice and safety training" parenting programme for the prevention of home injuries in preschool children (HTA funded)
  • Cochrane review of the clinical and cost effectiveness of the school based injury prevention programmes on injuries
  • Cochrane review of the effects of walking on hypertension
  • Cochrane review of parenting interventions for the prevention of unintentional injuries in childhood (HTA funded)

Recent Publications

  1. NHS Nottingham City Public Health Commissioned Research or Evaluation Project 2012/13, £17K to undertake Cochrane systematic review "The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of school-based education programmes for the prevention of unintentional injuries in children and young people". Co-investigator.
  2. National Institute Health Research PHR Programme, £117K to undertake Cochrane review "Effect of cycling infrastructure on cycling injuries in cyclists". Principal Investigator.
  3. National Institute Health Research HTA programme. £411K. The FAST (First-aid Advice & Safety Training) Parents programme for the prevention of recurrent unintentional home injuries in preschool children. A feasibility study. Co-investigator.
  4. Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents £309K for an evaluation of the National Safe At Home Safety Equipment scheme. Commenced October 2009. Co-investigator.
  5. Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents £108K for an evaluation of the Child Safety Education Coalition (CSEC). Commenced October 2009. Duration 22 months. Co-investigator.
  6. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister £91K to evaluate the Community Fire Safety Innovation Fund Evaluation. Co-investigator.
  7. Department of Health £651K for a programme of research evaluating interventions to reduce injuries in childhood and a study to measure the burden of injury related disability. Co-investigator on one trial.
  8. Department of Health £69K Does the effect of home safety counselling or education with or without the provision of safety equipment differ between social groups? A systematic review and meta analysis. Co-investigator

Past Research

Most recent research has included:

Past research has included:

  • A systematic review and meta-analysis of drug treatment for childhood ADHD and academic achievement, on-task and out-of-seat behaviour within the school environment
  • A Cochrane review assessing whether home safety counselling or education with or without the provision of safety equipment differ between social groups (NIHR funded)
  • A Cochrane review of "Non-legislative interventions for the promotion of cycle helmet wearing by children".
  • A systematic review of the natural history of acoustic neuroma and the clinical and cost effectiveness of diagnostic techniques (HTA funded)
  • An evaluation of the RiskWatch Injury Prevention Education Programme
  • An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Community Fire Safety Innovation Fund (funded by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, co-applicant)
  • A cluster RCT to investigate whether primary school children wear reflective items distributed to them at school. (Principal Investigator)
  • A prospective study investigating the relationship of general practitioner NHS and private referrals to deprivation (NHS-funded)
  • investigation of the relationship of general practitioner NHS and private referrals to deprivation: a prospective study (NHS-funded)
  • An RCT to investigate the effects on morbidity of introducing an educational package and self-management plan to the parents of pre-school children with asthma (NHS Executive-funded)
  • An evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of the Quick and Early Diagnosis Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (NHS Executive-funded)
  • Evaluation of the extent of current, and the potential of, electronic health information provision in the UK.

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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