I am a registered nurse by background (Nottingham 1993 professional registration lapsed 2008) and after consolidating my qualification in practice, studied further for a Master of Public Health (Nottingham 1998). I have stayed in the area of health research and have worked on many research projects.
My current role is a Systematic Reviewer / Information specialist with Cochrane CF and I am involved in evidence synthesis to suppoort UK and US clinical guidelines.
As part of the Evidence Based Child Health Group I have also been involved in a James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership (2017) and more recently a refresh of the top ten priorities (2022). I worked on all aspect of the project including survey design, data analysis, workshop planning and presentation of results.
My expertise is mainly in systematic reviewing and evidence synthesis but also includes:
- database management (MS Access, MS Excel)
- data manipulation and analysis (Revman, MS Access, MS Excel)
- questionnaire design and survey management
- systematic reviewing including protocol writing, literature searching / screening, data analysis, manuscript writing (Revnan5, RevmanWeb, Covidence, Editorial Manager)
- narrative evidence synthesis
I have worked on systematic reviews in injury prevention, eczema treatment, cycling infrastructure, pandemic influenza vaccination and most recently treatment for cystic fibrosis.
I have recently gained experience of working on a Priority Setting Partnership. This includes;
- Protocol writing
- survey design and management
- data analysis
- workshop planning
- dissemination of results (posters and oral presentations)
I am currently working as a systematic reviewer for the Cystic Fibrosis group. As we lost our NIHR funding, along with all the other UK based Cochrane Review Groups, we are now funded by the US CF… read more
I am currently working as a systematic reviewer for the Cystic Fibrosis group. As we lost our NIHR funding, along with all the other UK based Cochrane Review Groups, we are now funded by the US CF Foundation and UK CF Trust. We are working on a programme of work to support their guideline writing. The themes underway are;
- Intravenous antibiotics for pulmonary exacerbations in CF
- Macrolide antibiotics for cystic fibrosis
- Nontuberculous mycobacterium
- Infection prevention and control
As part of the Evidence Based Child Health Group we are currently disseminating the results of our priority setting refresh and looking to see to what extent current clinical trials reflect the top ten priorities for research.
School of Medicine (Epidemiology & Public Health) - systematic review "Efficacy and effectiveness of 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) vaccines: a systematic review and meta-analysis"
School of Health Sciences - Cochrane systematic review "Cycling infrastructure for reducing cycling injuries in cyclists"
Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology - systematic review of eczema treatment and work on the launch of a website/ management system for managing the review and updates.
School of Heatlh Sciences - evaluation of a RoSPA funded Home Safety equipment scheme (survey of families)
School of Molecular Sciences - Study co-ordinator for a Hepatitis C cohort study.
Division of Primary Care - Research Associate on a range of injury prevention projects including questionnaire surveys, a Randomised Controlled Trial, database management, systematic reviews.