School of Health Sciences

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 Emad Al-Yahya
  • Motor Control
  • Cognitive Motor Interference
  • Neural Correlates of Movement Rehabilitation
  • Gait and Balance Biomechanics
  • Translation of basic neuroscience research into clinical practice
  • Disability and Rehabilitation
  • Physical Activity
  • Active and Healthy Again
  • Brain Imaging (fMRI, fNIRS)
  • 3D Movement Analysis (Qualisis, Vicon)
  • Wearable Biomedical Sensors (IMUs, Axivity)
  • Physiology of Movement (EMG, H-reflex)
  • Biosignal Processing
  • Advanced Research and Statistical Methods (including systematic reviews and meta-analysis)
Professor 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 Charley Baker
  • Suicide 
  • Self harm 
  • Literature and medicine 
  • Literature and mental health 
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse 
  • Safeguarding 
  • Trauma informed care 
  • Reducing restrictive interventions in healthcare practice
  • Qualitative methodology
  • Media based research 
  • Literary based research 
Professor Holly Blake
  • Impacts of Covid-19
  • Workplace health and wellbeing
  • Psychological wellbeing in healthcare workers
  • Health behaviour (exercise, diet)
  • Health promotion interventions
  • Health screening
  • Self-management of long-term conditions (e.g. diabetes, chronic pain)
  • Digital interventions (e.g. eHealth, mHealth)
  • Evaluation of complex interventions
  • Randomised control trials
  • Process evaluations
  • Questionnaires and surveys
  • Mixed-methods
  • Systematic reviews
  • Intervention development
  • E-Learning packages
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 research methods
  • Randomised Control Studies
  • Systematic reviews
Dr Liz Charalambous
  • Dementia
  • Delirium
  • Healthcare of older people
  • Qualitative methods
  • Interviews
  • Diaries
  • Thematic analysis
Professor Jane Coad
  • Children and Young People Health
  • Complex Care and Long Terms Needs
  • Nursing 
  • Qualitative
  • Arts-based participatory  methods
  • Mixed Methods
  • Triangulation
  • Stakeholder engagement 
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 prevention and care
  • FGM prevention and care
  • Migration and health
  • Evaluation of advanced clinical practice roles
  • Qualitative research
  • Community based participatory research
  • Systematic reviews
Dr Kerry Evans
  • Maternal health & Wellbeing Research Group
  • Perinatal mental health – anxiety
  • Midwifery-led research
  • Complex intervention development and evaluation
  • Qualitative research
  • Mixed-methods research
  • Systematic review: psychometric, quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods
Dr Sarah Goldberg
  • Dementia
  • Older people living with frailty
  • Quantitative methods
  • Mixed methods
  • Cohort studies
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Development of complex interventions
  • Delphi studies
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 Theresa Harvey-Dunstan
  • Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Exercise Outcomes in Respiratory Disease
  • Frailty measures in Long Term Conditions
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Randomised Control Studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Observational studies
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 Maria Holden (nee Beard)
  • 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 Ada Hui
  • Health and social justice
  • Marginalised communities
  • Institutional injustice
  • Emotional labour
  • Culture, role and identity
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Grounded theory
Dr Sachiyo Ito-Jaeger
  • Wellbeing of children and young people
  • Mental health literacy
  • Social/digital interventions
  • Attachment theory
  • Effects of physical contact
  • Self-regulation
  • Stress (cortisol)
 
  • Quantitative methods
  • Randomised controlled trials

Dr Dominic O'Conner

  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation
  • Prehabilitation
  • Physical activity / exercise interventions
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Feasibility studies
  • Case studies
  • Systematic reviews
Dr 

Stathis Konstantinidis

  • Digital learning / eLearning
  • Digital innovations in Education ( Virtual Reality, Augment Reality, Chatbots, Artificial Intelligence, Holograms, Internet of Things in Education)
  • Participatory Health / Social media in Health and Education
  • Healthcare workforce skills and training
  • Digital Health / Health Informatics
  • Exergames and gamified applications
  • Data in healthcare and education (learning analytics, artificial intelligence, semantic web, big data in health)
  • Quantitative methods
  • Qualitative methods
  • Co-design, user-centred design / research
  • Evaluation of eLearning and digital health interventions
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
  • eLearning and digital whiteboards
  • Quantitative
  • Laboratory-based techniques
  • Clinical reviews/audits
  • Evaluation of e-learning and online interventions
Dr Fiona Moffatt
  • Medical sociology/professional healthcare work
  • First contact practice in physiotherapy
  • Implementation science
  • Physical activity and physical activity promotion
  • Patient's and health practitioner's perceptions and beliefs of pain/management
  • Qualitative
  • Ethnography
  • Surveys
  • Systematic Reviews
Dr Fiona Ng
  • Mental health recovery
  • Serious mental illness (eg borderline personality disorder and psychosis)
  • Posttraumatic growth
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Qualitative Research
  • Systematic Reviews
Dr Phoebe Pallotti
  • Global maternity
  • Intrapartum care
  • LMIC maternal and child health
  • Breastfeeding and infant nutrition
  • BAME/BIPOC maternal and child health
  • Midwifery
  • Maternity care in migration
  • Ethnography
  • Qualitative methodologies
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health
  • Mixed Methods
Dr Farzaneh Pazandeh
  • Global Maternal Health
  • intrapartum care evaluation and improvement
  • Respectful Maternity Care
  • Immigration and maternal health
  • Qualitative
  • Quantitative
  • Mixed methods
  • Randomised Controlled Trials
  • Action research
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 Gina Sands
  • Maternal health and wellbeing
  • Early labour · Birth environments
  • Traumatic birth and birth anxiety
  • Patient safety
  • Human factors / ergonomics
  • Inclusive design
  • Ageing and older people
  • Built environments
  • Design of healthcare systems
  • Patient and public involvement
 
  • Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research
  • Systematic reviews
  • Patient and public involvement
  • Clinical trials
  • Complex interventions
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
  • Mixed methods research
  • Quantitative approaches
Danai Theodosopoulou
  •  Dementia
  • Art based interventions
  • Music interventions in healthcare
  • Family caregiving
  • Qualitative methods
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Intervention development and evaluation
  • Interviews and questionnaire design
  • Focus Group
  • Thematic Analysis
Professor Heather Wharrad
  • E-learning in health
  • Design of digital education
  • digital innovations in health
  • e-health/health informatics
  • telemedicine
  • Quantitative methods
  • Evaluation of eLearning
  • Participatory design/research
  • Evaluation of digital interventions
  • Q-methodology
  • Development methodologies
  • Digital pedagogy
Dr Katharine Whittingham
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Specialist heart failure nurse roles
  • Advanced nursing practice
  • Palliative care for people living with advanced heart failure
  • Carer issues in heart failure  
  • Health promotion and public health
  • Qualitative methods
  • Mixed methods
  • IPA
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
Professor Richard Windle
  • Digital learning Design
  • Digital learning in healthcare
  • Digital curriculum and learning
  • Student-led content development
  • Co-design and participation in education
  • Stress related physiology in health and disease
  • Critical care physiology
  • Endocrinology
 
  • Quantitative methods
  • Q methodology
  • Mixed/qualitative methods
  • Evaluative research techniques in educations research
Dr Nicola Wright
  • Mental Health Recovery
  • Care Transitions
  • Modern slavery/Human Trafficking
  • Qualitative methods
Dr Michelle Croston
  • HIV
  • Women living with HIV
  • Health related quality of life
  • Trauma informed care
  • Professional quality of life
  • Compassion and Self Compassion
 
  • Interpretative phenomenological analysis
  • Narrative
  • E learning packages

Yasuhiro Kotera

  • Mental health
  • Cross-culture
  • Compassion
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
  • Systematic review   

Dr Maria T. Clark

  • Womens health
  • Child health
  • Public health Nursing/Health Visiting
  • Safeguarding
  • Professionalisation
  • Global health/global nursing
  • Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
  • Social determinants of health
  • Wellbeing interventions
  • Community-based practice
 
  • Qualitative, Reflexive, Narrative
  • Ethnographic
  • Systematic and qualitative reviews

Dr Lesley Halliday

  • Women’s experiences of fertility, infertility, pregnancy, and motherhood
  • Serious birth complications/ experiences
  • Menopause and premature menopause
  • Cancer and fertility challenges
  • Disruptions to the three ‘M’s- menstruation, motherhood, menopause
  • Conditions that impact on women’s quality of life, identity, womanhood or mental health
  • Sexual dysfunction and sexual issues
  • Women’s experiences of care and interactions with healthcare providers
 
  • Qualitative methods
  • Mixed methods
  • Survey development

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