Psychology Department School of Life and Health Sciences Aston University Birmingham B4 7ET UK
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Applied Health Research
Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA) - Ageing Lives
Aston Research centre in CHildren and Young people's health (ARCHY)
Health care and illness experience Through my applied research in local health care services I have become interested in the relationship between health practitioners and members of the public and the impact this relationship has on the management of health services and patients' quality of life. Phenomenology and lifeworld-led care I use phenomenological methods in my empirical work and have been inspired by the notion of lifeworld-led care which incorporates phenomenological theory into the understanding of health care and patient experience.
Evidence synthesis I am committed to developing methods for synthesizing diverse evidence for the purpose of widening the evidence base on which good practice guidance is developed. I have done this through the promotion of meta-synthesis of qualitative evidence and in investigating methods for the appraisal and synthesis of primary studies using mixed designs or multiple methods.
European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing
€322,244 (Aston) 2015-2018
Frailty management Optimisation through EIP AHA Commitment and Utilisation of Stakeholder input (FOCUS)
A. Cano (Spain), M. Vollenbroek (Netherlands), D. Kurpas (Poland), C. Holland (LHS), M. Maura (Italy), A. Nobili (Milan), J. Luis (Spain), S. Santana (Portugal), E. Everis (Spain), V. Llorens (Spain)
British Tinnitus Association
Facilitating shared decision making in tinnitus care: the development of a tinnitus decision aid
H. Pryce (PI; LHS), M-A. Durand & G. Elwyn (Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice)
NIHR Research for Patient Benefit
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to reduce anxiety and depression in patients with atrial fibrillation (CBT-AF)
D. Lane (PI; University of Birmingham), D. Clarkesmith, E. Newton, A. Roalfe, M. Ramos, S. Power, G. Lip, D. Fitzmaurice, K. Fletcher
Improving the Management of Behaviour that Challenges associated with Dementia in Care Homes: a feasibility study (MEDREV)
I. Maidment (PI; LHS), E. England, N. Barnes, G. Barton, A. Hilton, J. Wilcock, S. Damery, S. Gillespie, N. Seare
Birmingham Children’s Hospital/Health Foundation
Supporting parents/carers to be active partners in their child’s care
H. Pattison (LHS) and V. Demery, (clinical lead; Birmingham Children’s Hospital)
Birmingham Children’s Hospital
A literature review as part of developing a valid and reliable point of care tool for neonates, paediatrics and young people
C. Eyre (clinical lead; Birmingham Children’s Hospital)
Thomas Pocklington Trust
Managing general health: Research into the experiences of older people with sight loss
J. Gibson (LHS), R. Marsden (Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust)
ExtraCare Charitable Trust
Collaborative Research between Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA) and the ExtraCare Charitable Trust
C. Holland (PI), K. West, G. Leask, M. Carter, R. Cooke, R. Powell (ARCHA)
Satisfaction at Work in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
H. Duncan (clinical lead; Birmingham Children’s Hospital)
Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust
Evaluation of the Vascular Screening Programme (subsequently: NHS Health Check)
R. Cooke (PI), H. Pattison, C. Holland, E. Peel
Breast Cancer Campaign
Development of an intervention to promote breast screening uptake in Chinese-British women
H. Pattison (PI)
Higher Education Academy
Development of a web-based resource to aid the teaching of qualitative research methods at undergraduate level
S. Gibson (PI; York St John University) and TQRMUL Working Group
Exploring media representations of voluntary childlessness
D. Giles (University of Winchester)
Taking part in DESMOND: A study of views and experiences of care for people with Type 2 Diabetes - A Qualitative Research Sub-study of the DESMOND Trial
M. Dixon-Woods (PI; University of Leicester)
Tawanda Pendeke. Providing better information and support for the diagnosis and treatment of patients living with age-related macular degeneration. ARCHA-Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust Studentship. 2015-2018. Principal Supervisor with J. Gibson (LHS), B. Mushtaq (Birmingham & Midland Eye Hospital).
Lydia Aston. Development of health-related quality of life scales for patients and parents affected by Niemann-Pick Disease Type C. Associate Supervisor with R. Knibb. Niemann-Pick Studentship. 2015-2018.
Peter Reddy. Undergraduate development, scholarship, employability and employment. Principal supervisor with E. Moores (Aston University). 2011-16 (part-time).
Lilit Hakobyan. Self-monitoring and ability-reactive technology for age-related macular degeneration. Associate supervisor with J. Lumsden, Principal supervisor (Engineering & Applied Science) and D. O'Sullican (external supervisor), 2012-15.
Amy Armstrong. Personal Trauma as a formative development experience: a narrative perspective. Associate supervisor with M. Butler, Principal supervisor (Aston Business School) (completed).
Adrienne Hudson. Preparing nurses to care for a child suffering an acute life threatening event. Principal supervisor with H. Duncan (Birmingham Children’s Hospital), External consultant and H. Pattison (Aston University). West Midlands Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Training Award (completed).
Christian Borg Xuereb. Patients' knowledge and beliefs about atrial fibillation and anticoagulant therapy and their impact on INR control and quality of life. Principal Supervisor with Deidre Lane (City Hospital) as External Consultant (completed).
Amy Burton. Quality of Life and Wellbeing in Older Patients with Macular Degeneration: A Longitudinal Mixed Methods Study. Associate supervisor with J. Gibson (Principal supervisor) and E. Peel. ARCHA Studentship (completed).
Adam Jowett. Chronic Illness and LBTQ psychology. Associate Supervisor with Liz Peel as Principal Supervisor (completed).
Louise Donnelly. Virtual help seeking among infertile couples. Principal Supervisor (completed).
Qualitative Research Summer School (sponsored by HEA & BPS)
London, July 2016
British Psychological Society (QMiP)
Qualitatively Driven Mixed Methods Research
London, April 2015
Co-facilitator with N. Frost (Middlesex University)
British Psychological Society (QMiP & DHP)
London, June 2015, November 2014
University of Derby
Derby, November 2015
Mixed Methods Designs and Research in Psychology: challenges and dilemmas
Harrogate, April 2013
University of Bedfordshire
Introduction to Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
Luton, February 2013
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, November 2012
Birkbeck, University of London
Introductory and Advanced Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Training the Trainers (3 day workshop)
Co-facilitated with J. Smith, P. Flowers, M. Larkin, V. Eatough
London, April 2011
Birmingham, April 2010
Birmingham, April 2009
Wolverhampton, February 2006
University of Hertfordshire
Introduction to Semi-structured Interviewing and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (2 day workshop)
Hatfield, July 2005
ESRC Research Methods Festival
Assessing the Quality of Qualitative Research
Co-facilitator with M. Dixon-Woods, T. Miller, D. Jones, A. Sutton, J. Smith, A. Booth & B. Young.
Oxford, June 2004
European Health Psychology Society CREATE
Mixed Methodology in Health Psychology (3 day workshop) http://www.ehps.net/create
Aberdeen, August 2016
Co-facilitator with I. Todorova (Northeastern University)
European Health Psychology Society SYNERGY
Overcoming our ‘irreconcilable differences’: mixing methodologies in health psychology (3 day workshop) http://www.ehps.net/node/67
Prague, August 2012
Co-facilitator with P. Flowers (Glasgow Caledonian University)
Systematic Review Methodology, Meta-analysis and Meta-synthesis (3 day workshop) http://www.ehps.net/node/130
Co-facilitated with R. Cooke (LHS) and W. Hardeman (University of Cambridge)
Dublin City University Qualitative Research Summer School
Introductory and Advanced Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (2 day workshop) http://www.dcu.ie/snhs/QRSS2015.shtml
Dublin, June 2009
Birmingham Community Health Care Trust
What Research Can Do For You: an introduction to research design and methods (3 day workshop)
Co-facilitator with N. Seare (AHRIC)
Birmingham, May-June 2013, Nov-Dec 2013, Mar-Apr 2014
Health Research and Development Unit (NIHR)
Introduction to Qualitative Methods (2 day workshop)
Hatfield, May 2006
Co-ordinator and Facilitator
Biannual since 2006
Advanced Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
Meta-synthesis of Qualitative Research
Introduction to Meta-Analysis
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