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 researchprojects.
Over the past ten years I have worked on various systematic reviews (4 Cochrane) and have gained experience in systematic review methodology.
My expertise is mainly in quantitative research methods including:
- database management
- data manipulation and analysis
- questionnaire design and survey management
- systematic reviewing
I have worked on systematic reviews in injury prevention, eczema treatment, cycling infrastructure, pandemic influenza vaccination and treatment for cystic fibrosis.
I am currently working as a Cochrane systematic reviewer for the Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders group. The reviews underway are;
1. Long-acting inhaled bronchodilators for cystic fibrosis
2. A systematic review of gaps in the evidence of treatment for cystic fibrosis
3. Otoprotective strategies for preventiing drug-induced hearing loss
4. Inhaled antibiotics for long term therapy in cystic fibrosis
I am also involved in a Prioritisation Setting Partnership for cystic fibrosis
MULVANEY, C.A., WATSON, M.S., SMITH, S., COUPLAND, C. and KENDRICK, D., 2013. Child injury prevention in the home: a national survey of safety practices and use of safety equipment in deprived families Health Education Journal. n/a(n/a), n/a MULVANEY, C.A., WATSON, M.C., PARKIN, J., COUPLAND, C., KENDRICK, D., MILLER, P. and SMITH, S., 2013. Cycling infrastructure for reducing cycling injuries in cyclists Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2013, Issue 2. Art. No. CD010415., DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010415
MULVANEY, CA., WATSON, MC., SMITH, S. and ERRINGTON, G., 2013. An independent evaluation of a home safety equipment scheme in a high-risk community: views and safety practices of families: International Journal of Health Promotion and Education International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. 51(6), 312-322
LANGAN, SM., SCHMITT, J., WILLIAMS, HC., SMITH, S. and THOMAS, KS., 2013. How are eczema "flares" defined? A systematic review and recommendation for future studies.: British Journal of Dermatology (accepted for publication) British Journal of Dermatology (accepted for publication).
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.