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Doctoral Research Supervisors

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Supervisors
NameResearch Interests/GroupsMethodological Expertise
Dr Gary Adams
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic pathology
  • Insulin resistance
  • Tight glycaemic control
  • Insulin manipulation
  • Physico-chemical characterisation of insulin
  • Biochemical and Biophysical characterisation of polysaccharide-protein complexes
  • Alternative therapies in Diabetes
  • Quantitative
  • Laboratory-based
  • Systematic reviews
  • Clinical reviews/audits
Dr Nichola Ashby
  • Critical care
  • Acute care
  • Stigma and stereotyping
  • Attitudes and values
  • Trauma 
  • Orthopaedics
  • Mixed methods
  • Interpretivist
  • Qualitative
Dr Aimee Aubeeluck
  • Health Psychology
  • Dementia
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Quality of life
  • Family caregiving 
  • Movement abnormalities
  • Cognitive deterioration
  • Affective disturbances
  • Mixed methodology
  • Questionnaire design
  • Psychological therapies and interventions

Dr Maria Beard

(Looking to gain experience as a 3rd supervisor where possible)

  • Child health
  • Injury prevention
  • Global Health
  • Burns prevention
  • Health behaviour
  • Energy technology for low-middle-income areas
  • Methodological expertise
  • Participatory research
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Interview, focus group and observational methods
Dr Holly Blake
  • Health Psychology
  • Exercise and Health
  • Physical Activity and Rehabilitation
  • Workplace Wellness/health of NHS staff
  • NHS staff and nurses as role models
  • Stress and wellbeing
  • Health Promotion
  • Technologies for health promotion (e.g. email/text messaging for health promotion)
  • Quantitative methods
  • RCTs
  • Questionnaire surveys
  • Systematic reviews
  • Evaluation
Dr Sara Borrelli
  • Early labour
  • Birth settings
  • Early pushing urge
  • Student midwives' experiences of clinical placements
  • Spontaneous rupture of membranes
  • Quality midwifery care
  • International/global maternity care

Qualitative research:

  • Phenomenology 
  • Grounded theory

Quantitative methodology:

  • Descriptive observational studies
Dr Dianne Bowskill
  • Non-medical prescribing in education and practice
  • Quality standards and education
  • Assessment and moderation in education
  • Medicines management
  • Health literacy
  • Concordance and adherence
  • Law and accountability in the professions
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Case study methodology
Dr Tim Carter
  • Exercise and mental health
  • Application of cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Mental health treatment intervention development and testing
  • Children and young people's mental health
  • Quantitative methods
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Systematic reviews
Dr Glenys Caswell
  • Social management of dying and death
  • End of life care
  • Decision making at the end of life
  • Good death
  • Social science
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Sensitive research
Dr Derek Chambers
  • Health promotion including lay epidemiology and concepts of risk 
  • Cultural health beliefs and their implications for health promotion
  • Theories of teaching and learning 
  • Qualitative research
  • Evaluation 
Dr Philip Clissett
  • The care of older people and carers
  • Care of people with dementia in acute settings
  • Qualitative Methods
Professor Paul Crawford
  • Health communication
  • Health language
  • Discourse in health care
  • Applications of arts and humanities in health care
  • Mental health
  • Community mental health
  • Mental health communication
  • Mental health language
  • Literature and mental health
  • Qualitative methods, in particular multimodal discourse analysis
  • Quantitative/mixed methods incorporating computational analysis of language (Corpus Linguistics)
Dr Claire Diver
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine/ Physiotherapy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Illness experience, beliefs and perceptions: patients and carers perspectives
  • Advanced practice in physiotherapy
  • Corticosteroid injections in management of musculoskeletal disorders 
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Systematic Reviews
Professor Avril Drummond
  • Rehabilitation
  • Occupational therapy interventions
  • Stroke and long term neurological conditions
  • Falls
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Service delivery
  • Long term follow up
  • Quantitative methods
  • RCTs
  • Cluster and multi centre RCTS
  • Mixed methods
Dr Alison Edgley
  • Motherhood and wellbeing
  • Parenting and care
  • Caring and gender
  • Health Care Organisation
  • Social and Political Theory
  • Sociology
  • Qualitative
  • Theory
  • Narratives and Critical Realism
Dr Catrin Evans
  • Maternal, sexual and reproductive health
  • Global health
  • HIV
  • FGM
  • Migration and health
  • Internationalisation of healthcare higher education
  • Qualitative research
  • Qualitative evidence synthesis
  • Community-based participatory methodologies
Dr Anne Felton
  • Risk and mental health practice
  • Recovery and mental health
  • Mental health nursing
  • Co-production
  • Service user involvement (education and practice)
  • Qualitative methods
  • Case study
Dr Sarah Field-Richards
  • Person-centred care
  • Holistic care
  • Compassion
  • Prior care experience 
  • Quality improvement
  • Sociological focus on professions
  • Organisational change
  • Organisational and healthcare culture
  • Managerialism
  • Power and identity
  • Qualitative and ethnographic methodology
  • Interview, focus group and observational methods
  • Social constructionism and feminist philosophy
Dr Sarah Goldberg
  • Dementia
  • Older people living with frailty
  • Quantitative methods
  • Mixed methods
  • Cohort studies
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Development of complex interventions
  • Delphi studies
Professor Carol Hall
  • Child Health
  • Nursing education/supporting learning for medicine administration practice
  • Nursing/Nursing Education policy for practice (particularly in the EU)
  • Mixed but prefer qualitative
Dr Michelle Hall
  • Musculoskeletal injury and management
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint replacement
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Physical activity/Exercise interventions
  • Contextual response in patient care
  • Epidemiological studies (cohort/case-control)
  • Clinical trials
  • RCT
  • Systematic reviews
  • Mixed- methods
Dr Russell Harrison-Paul
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Layperson experiences of resuscitation
  • Use of automatic external defibrillators
  • Historical aspects of resuscitation practice
  • Qualitative methods
  • Phenomenology
  • Semi-structured interview
Dr Pippa Hemingway
  • Children and Young People's Emergency care
  • Childhood acute illness
  • Parental perspectives
  • Child Health
  • Interface between emergency, urgent care and primary care

 

Quantitative methods

  • Questionnaire surveys
  • Case-control studies 
  • Multiple logistic regression analysis
  • Systematic review

Qualitative methods

  • Multiple case study
  • Qualitative generic
  • Systematic review
  • Mixed Methods Systematic reviews
Dr Paul Hendrick
  • Evaluating the Delivery and Management of Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Patient's and health practitioner's perceptions and beliefs of pain in chronic musculoskeletal conditions 
  • Musculoskeletal diagnosis, pain evaluation and classification in spinal pain
  • Measurement of physical activity and movement in chronic musculoskeletal conditions and occupational health
  • Evaluating potential predictors and non-responders in chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions
  • Clinical trials
  • Cohort study designs
  • Surveys
  • Mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative) and systematic reviews
Dr Kathryn Hinsliff-Smith
  • Gender-based violence
  • Older people
  • Care home settings
  • Social and health inequalities
  • Dementia care
  • International health care related to above topics
  • On-line educational tools
  • Qualitative and mixed methods
  • Realist reviews
  • Grounded theory
  • PPI engagement 
  • Systematic reviews
  • Interviews and focus groups
  • Sensitive topics
  • Social scientist
Dr Victoria Hood
  • Movement analysis
  • Biomechanics
  • Older adults
  • Rehabilitation
  • Quantitative
  • Laboratory based
Dr Ada Hui

Social justice and health:

  • Marginalised communities
  • Emotional labour
  • Health and organisations
  • Role, identity and culture
  • Restrictive practices
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Qualitative methods
  • Grounded theory
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Mixed methods
Dr Asam Latif
  • Community pharmacy
  • Medicines management services
  • Patient experiences and perceptions
  • Observations of patient-pharmacist encounters
  • e-learning resources
  • Palliative and end of life
  • Pharmacy practice research
  • Qualitative methods
Professor Jo Lymn
  • Prescribing
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Education
  • Prior care experience
  • Compassion
  • Male perspectives
  • Qualitative approaches
  • Questionnaires
  • Quantitative (basic)
  • Mixed methods
Dr Joseph Manning
  • Children and Young People Health Research (CYP-HR) Group
  • Survivorship of childhood critical illness/injury
  • Understanding and supporting CYP, parents and siblings post-paediatric intensive care discharge
  • Interventions on the paediatric intensive care to optimise outcomes
  • Long term follow-up
  • Healthcare transitions for Children and young people
  • Children and young people’s mental health in acute paediatric settings
  • Complex care for children and young people
  • Qualitative approaches
  • Narrative Inquiry
  • Case study
  • Art based methods
  • Systematic reviews
  • Mixed methods
  • Observational studies
  • Data linkage
  • Quasi-experimental designs
Dr Damion McCormick
  • Metabolic regulation of lipolysis
  • Diabetic pathology
  • Niacin-derived hypolipidaemic drugs
  • Biosciences and nurse education
  • e-learning and digital whiteboards
  • Quantitative
  • Laboratory-based techniques
  • Clinical reviews/audits
  • Evaluation of e-learning and online interventions
Dr Julie McGarry
  • Gender based violence
  • Elder abuse and domestic abuse in later life
  • Educational innovations
  • Dignity in care encounters
  • Domestic abuse (health contexts)
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Education innovations and the use of arts in health
  • Ethnography
  • Qualitative methods
Dr Sally Melling
  • Child health 
  • Family centred care
  • Family experiences of care
  • Nurse education
  • Preparation for practice
  • Qualitative methods
  • Phenomenology
  • Interview
  • Survey
Dr Stuart Nairn  
  • Critical care, in particular emergency care
  • Social theory
  • Sociology
  • Narratives
  • Critical realism
  • Resuscitation
  • Health care policy
  • Nursing Philosophy
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Qualitative methods all types
  • Discourse analysis
Dr Kristian Pollock
  • Patient and family experience and understanding of illness and treatment
  • Communication in medical consultations
  • Advance Care Planning
  • End of life care
  • Dementia
  • Public attitudes to death and dying
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Social science
  • Research ethics
Dr Stefan Rennick-Egglestone
  • Healthcare technology design and evaluation
  • Narratives of health and recovery
  • Health and wellbeing through creative arts
  • Studies of healthcare practice
  • Design research
  • Conceptual framework development
  • Qualitative synthesis for systematic reviews
  • Ethnography
  • Qualitative analysis and evaluation
Dr Julie Roberts
  • Women’s experiences of pregnancy, birth, maternity care
  • Ultrasound in pregnancy
  • Choice in maternity care
  • Prolonged pregnancy
  • Induction of labour
  • Sociology of health
  • Qualitative research
Dr Kim Russell
  • The promotion and facilitation of normal childbirth in a range of settings
  • Organisational culture
  • Behavioural change
  • The promotion and facilitation of waterbirth in hospital settings
  • Action research
  • Critical realism
  • Grounded theory
  • Foucauldian discourse analysis
Professor Mike Slade
  • Mental health recovery
  • Well-being
  • Mixed methods research
Dr Zoey Spendlove
  • Professional regulation
  • Sociology of the professions
  • Qualitative research
  • Grounded theory
  • Ethnography
Professor Helen Spiby
  • Content of care and service provision during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum
  • Models and content of early labour provision
  • Preparation for labour
  • Midwifery role and practice and maternity workforce wellbeing
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder related to childbearing
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Mixed methods research
  • Systematic reviews
Dr Gemma Stacey
  • Mental health nursing practice
  • Shared decision making
  • Values-based practice
  • Nurse education
  • Graduate entry nursing
  • Resilience
  • Clinical supervision
  • Qualitative 
  • Case study
  • Narrative inquiry
Dr Theo Stickley
  • Mental Health
  • Arts and Health

 

  • Qualitative
  • Narrative inquiry
Dr Fern Todhunter
  • e-learning
  • Online pedagogies
  • Health informatics
  • Mixed methods
  • Principal components analysis
  • Think aloud and protocol analysis
Dr Michael Watson
  • Injury prevention
  • Health Promotion
  • Public health and Primary care
  • Settings for Health Promotion (e.g. schools, workplace)
  • Multi-agency strategies
  • Various other topics (e.g. e-cigarettes, obesity)

 

  • Surveys (questionnaire and interview)
  • Draw and write technique
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Cochrane Systematic Reviews
  • Qualitative research
  • Evaluation
Professor Heather Wharrad
  • e-learning
  • Online multimedia patient education
  • Development of practice skills e-packages in healthcare and their evaluation (NB no programming expertise needed)
  • Use of information technology in health
  • Quantitative methods
  • Evaluation of elearning and online interventions
  • Participatory design/research
Dr Eleanor Wilson
  • Palliative and end of life care
  • Neurological conditions
  • Huntington's disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Death and dying
  • Patient and family perspectives 
  • Living with long-term conditions
  • Managing medications
  • Mental capacity
  • Qualitative research 
  • Interviews
  • Case studies
  • Observations
  • Focus groups
  • Ecograms
  • Sensitive research
Dr Richard Windle
  • Stress in health and disease
  • Endocrinology
  • Critical care physiology
  • Biological basis of mental health
  • Elearning
  • E-moderating
  • Web based learning
 
Dr Nicola Wright
  • Mental health
  • Service organisation and delivery
  • Community mental healthcare
  • Care transitions - particularly hospital to community
  • Qualitative methods
  • Service evaluation

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