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.
Over the past ten years I have worked on various systematic reviews (4 Cochrane) and have gained experience in systematic review methodology.
My current role is a Cochrane Systematic Reviewer and I am involved in several reviews for the Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group.
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 have recently gained experience of working on a Priority Setting Partnership.
I am currently working as a Cochrane systematic reviewer for the Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders group. The reviews underway are;
Antibiotic adjuvant therapy for pulmonary infection in CF
Long-acting inhaled bronchodilators for cystic fibrosis
Short-acting inhaled bronchodilators for cystic fibrosis
Physical exercise training for cystic fibrosis
Digital technology for monitoring adherence to inhaled therapies in people with cystic fibrosis.
I am also involved in updating Cochrane reviews and working on summary of findings tables
MCLEOD, CHARLIE, WOOD, JAMIE, TONG, ALLISON, SCHULTZ, ANDRÉ, NORMAN, RICHARD, SMITH, SHERIE, BLYTH, CHRISTOPHER C., WEBB, STEVE, SMYTH, ALAN R. and SNELLING, THOMAS L., 2021. The measurement properties of tests and tools used in cystic fibrosis studies: a systematic review: European Respiratory Review European Respiratory Review. 30(160), 200354
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.