Dr Madeleine Harrison
PhD, MPH, BSc (Hons)
Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School
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Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School
Barber House Annexe
3 Clarkehouse Road
I have been working in the field of health services research since 2010. I first joined the University of Sheffield in 2014 as a Research Assistant in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). Whilst in this role I was awarded a Stroke Association Postgraduate Fellowship and completed my PhD evaluating the intervention fidelity of self-managed computer therapy for aphasia post-stroke.
I joined the Division of Nursing and Midwifery in 2020 as a Research Associate to work on a study exploring the role of Mesothelioma UK clinical nurse specialists in meeting the palliative care needs of patients and families.
- Research interests
My research interests centre on working with patients, carers and healthcare providers in order to understand their experiences of engaging with healthcare services and health technology, with the ultimate goal of improving service delivery. Methodologically, my interest and experience is in qualitative and mixed methods research.
Previous projects include:
- A process evaluation of intervention fidelity to self-managed computer aphasia therapy
- A randomised controlled trial exploring whether self-managed computer therapy can help people with post-stroke aphasia find more words (Big CACTUS)
- A qualitative study exploring patient, carer and health care professional’s experience of stroke care across South Yorkshire
- A qualitative study exploring patient and public involvement in stroke research
Current research projects:
- A mixed methods study exploring the role of Mesothelioma UK clinical nurse specialists in meeting the palliative care needs of patients and families
- Clinical nurse specialist role in providing generalist and specialist palliative care : a qualitative study of mesothelioma clinical nurse specialists. Journal of Advanced Nursing. View this article in WRRO
- Patient and informal carers experience of living with mesothelioma: a systematic rapid review and synthesis of the literature. Lung Cancer, 156, S31-S31.
- What are the factors that may influence the implementation of self-managed computer therapy for people with long term aphasia following stroke? A qualitative study of speech and language therapists’ experiences in the Big CACTUS trial. Disability and Rehabilitation.
- Self-managed, computerised word finding therapy as an add-on to usual care for chronic aphasia post-stroke : an economic evaluation. Clinical Rehabilitation. View this article in WRRO
- Factors associated with adherence to self-managed aphasia therapy practice on a computer—a mixed methods study alongside a randomized controlled trial. Frontiers in Neurology, 11.
- Computerised speech and language therapy or attention control added to usual care for people with long-term post-stroke aphasia : the Big CACTUS three-arm RCT. Health Technology Assessment, 24(19), 1-176. View this article in WRRO
- Self-managed, computerised speech and language therapy for patients with chronic aphasia post-stroke compared with usual care or attention control (Big CACTUS) : a multicentre, single-blinded, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Neurology, 18(9), 821-833. View this article in WRRO
- Challenges in building interpersonal care in organized hospital stroke units: The perspectives of stroke survivors, family caregivers and the multidisciplinary team. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(10), 2351-2360. View this article in WRRO
- Psychological and emotional needs, assessment, and support post-stroke: a multi-perspective qualitative study. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 24(2), 119-125. View this article in WRRO
- Negotiating excess treatment costs in a clinical research trial: the good, the bad and the innovative. Trials, 17(1). View this article in WRRO
- Exploring patient and public involvement in stroke research: a qualitative study. Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(23), 2174-2183. View this article in WRRO
- Patients’ and carers’ experiences of gaining access to acute stroke care: a qualitative study: Table 1. Emergency Medicine Journal, 30(12), 1033-1037. View this article in WRRO
- Provision of palliative and end-of-life care in stroke units: A qualitative study. Palliative Medicine, 27(9), 855-860.
- Abstract WP364: Key Stakeholders Recognize the Need for a Structured Approach to Psychological Support with Input from a Clinical Psychologist. Stroke, 44(suppl_1).
- Developing, monitoring, and reporting of fidelity in aphasia trials: core recommendations from the collaboration of aphasia trialists (CATs) trials for aphasia panel. Aphasiology, 1-23.
- Patients’ and informal carers’ experience of living with mesothelioma: A systematic rapid review and synthesis of the literature. European Journal of Oncology Nursing.
- Understanding the Experiences of end of Life Care for Patients with Mesothelioma from the Perspective of Bereaved Family Caregivers in the UK: A Qualitative Analysis. Journal of Palliative Care, 082585972210792-082585972210792.
- Understanding the palliative care needs and experiences of people with mesothelioma and their family carers: An integrative systematic review. Palliative Medicine.
- View this article in WRRO Service change and innovation in community end-of-life care during the COVID-19 pandemic: qualitative analysis of a nationwide primary care survey. Palliative Medicine.
Conference proceedings papers
- exploring treatment fidelity of computer speech and language therapy for aphasia in the Big CACTUS trial: A process evaluation. International Journal of Stroke, Vol. 4(suppl) (pp 24-24)
- Patient and Public involvement in stroke research in the UK: a qualitative study. International Journal of Stroke, Vol. 3(8) (pp 18-18)
- Key Stakeholders Recognize the Need for a Structured Approach to Psychological Support with Input from a Clinical Psychologist. STROKE, Vol. 44(2)
Stroke Association Postgraduate Fellowship: Evaluating the intervention fidelity of self-managed computer therapy for aphasia post-stroke. (2014-2019)