Dr Lizzie Coates
BA (Hons), MSc, PhD
Department of Neuroscience
Senior Research Fellow
+44 114 2159113
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Department of Neuroscience
Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN)
385a Glossop Road
I joined the Department of Neuroscience in March 2022 as a Senior Research Fellow in Neurological Health. I am a qualitative health services researcher with an interest in improving outcomes for people living with Motor Neuron Disease. I am working for Professor Chris McDermott on his National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Professorship ‘Better Outcomes in MND’.
Before joining the Department, I was based at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and before that, the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) in The University of Sheffield.
During my nine years at ScHARR, I worked on several large-scale qualitative and mixed methods research grants funded by the NIHR and the Medical Research Council (HighCALS; PoPSTER; I-SOCIALISE; BRAINS; ACE; DAFNEplus and MALT). My research has focussed around developing and evaluating complex health interventions; adoption and implementation of digital health technologies; developing methodological standards in clinical trial design and knowledge mobilisation in policy and practice. I also previously worked for the NIHR Research Design Service for Yorkshire and Humber.
Prior to this, I worked as a social researcher in various UK government departments, completed my PhD in Sociology at the University of Surrey and Masters in Health Economics and Management at ScHARR, alongside working as a Research Assistant within ScHARR and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.
- Research interests
- Motor Neuron Disease
- Developing and evaluating complex health interventions
- Knowledge mobilisation in practice and policy
- Qualitative research methodology
- Improving research design and reporting
- The use of co-production, co-design and co-creation to mobilise knowledge in the management of health conditions: a systematic review. BMC Health Services Research, 22(1).
- A mixed methods evaluation of the acceptability of therapy using LEGO® bricks (LEGO® based therapy) in mainstream primary and secondary education. Autism Research.
- Understanding the current nutritional management for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - A mapping review. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN.
- Patient preferences for treatment in steroid resistant ulcerative colitis – a discrete-choice experiment. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. View this article in WRRO
- Patient, carer and healthcare professional perspectives on increasing calorie intake in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Chronic Illness. View this article in WRRO
- What influences uptake of psychosocial interventions by people living with early dementia? A qualitative study. Dementia, 20(8), 2668-2688. View this article in WRRO
- The nutritional management of people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): A national survey of dietitians. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 34(6), 1064-1071. View this article in WRRO
- Adverse event recording failed to reflect potential harms: A review of trial protocols of behavioural, lifestyle and psychological therapy interventions. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 136, 64-76. View this article in WRRO
- The DAFNEplus programme for sustained type 1 diabetes self-management: Intervention development using the Behaviour Change Wheel. Diabetic Medicine, 38(5). View this article in WRRO
- A systematic review of the quality of reporting of interventions in the surgical treatment of Crohn’s anal fistula : an assessment using the TIDiER and Blencowe frameworks. Techniques in Coloproctology, 25(4), 359-369. View this article in WRRO
- Delivery of nutritional management services to people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 22(5-6), 350-359. View this article in WRRO
- Utilising benefit-risk assessments within clinical trials—a protocol for the BRAINS project. Trials, 22. View this article in WRRO
- Protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial of the DAFNEplus (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating) intervention compared with 5x1 DAFNE : a lifelong approach to promote effective self-management in adults with type 1 diabetes. BMJ Open, 11(1). View this article in WRRO
- A comparison of the acceptability and psychometric properties of scales assessing the impact of type 1 diabetes on quality of life – Results of ‘YourSAY: Quality of Life’. Diabetic Medicine, 38(6). View this article in WRRO
- Sustained type 1 diabetes self‐management: Specifying the behaviours involved and their influences. Diabetic Medicine, 38(5). View this article in WRRO
- Interventions to promote oral nutritional behaviours in people living with neurodegenerative disorders of the motor system : a systematic review. Clinical Nutrition, 39(8), 2547-2556. View this article in WRRO
- The Adaptive designs CONSORT Extension (ACE) statement: a checklist with explanation and elaboration guideline for reporting randomised trials that use an adaptive design. BMJ, 369. View this article in WRRO
- The adaptive designs CONSORT extension (ACE) statement: a checklist with explanation and elaboration guideline for reporting randomised trials that use an adaptive design. Trials, 21(1). View this article in WRRO
- Health care professionals’ views on psychological factors affecting nutritional behaviour in people with motor neuron disease : a thematic analysis. British Journal of Health Psychology, 24(4), 953-969. View this article in WRRO
- Behavioural activation therapy for post-stroke depression : the BEADS feasibility RCT. Health Technology Assessment, 23(47), 1-176. View this article in WRRO
- Investigating SOcial Competence and Isolation in children with Autism taking part in LEGO-based therapy clubs In School Environments (I-SOCIALISE) : study protocol. BMJ Open, 9(5). View this article in WRRO
- Cross-sectional survey research investigating how medical students use clinical photographs to support their learning.. Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, 42(1), 15-25. View this article in WRRO
- Influences on uptake of a community occupational therapy intervention for people with dementia and their family carers. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 82(1), 38-47. View this article in WRRO
- Follow-Up Support for Effective type 1 Diabetes self-management (The FUSED Model): A systematic review and meta-ethnography of the barriers, facilitators and recommendations for sustaining self-management skills after attending a structured education programme. BMC Health Services Research, 18. View this article in WRRO
- Development process of a consensus-driven CONSORT extension for randomised trials using an adaptive design. BMC Medicine, 16(-), ---. View this article in WRRO
- Pragmatic criteria to define chronic pseudomonas aeruginosa infection among adults with cystic fibrosis. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 37(11), 2219-2222. View this article in WRRO
- Mobilising knowledge between practitioners and researchers to iteratively refine a complex intervention (DAFNEplus) pre-trial: protocol for a structured, collaborative working group process. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4(1). View this article in WRRO
- Telehealth in Community Nursing: A Negotiated Order. Sociological Research Online, 22(4), 152-168. View this article in WRRO
- Can more appropriate support and services be provided for people who attend the emergency department frequently? National Health Service staff views. Emergency Medicine Journal. View this article in WRRO
- Behavioural Activation Therapy for Depression after Stroke (BEADS): a study protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled pilot trial of a psychological intervention for post-stroke depression. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 2(1). View this article in WRRO
- Enhanced recovery pathway for elective caesarean section. International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia, 27, 94-95. View this article in WRRO
- “It’s sort of a lifeline”: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients’ experiences of home telehealth. Health Psychology, 35(1), 60-68.
- Implementing solutions to improve and expand telehealth adoption: participatory action research in four community healthcare settings. BMC Health Services Research, 15. View this article in WRRO
- Examining the use of telehealth in community nursing: identifying the factors affecting frontline staff acceptance and telehealth adoption. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71(2), 326-337. View this article in WRRO
- Caring from a distance: the role of telehealth. Nursing Times, 28/29, 18-20.
- Does telehealth promote self-care? A qualitative study examining the experience of older people using telehealth for long-term condition management. International Journal of Integrated Care, 14(8). View this article in WRRO
- Understanding the operational, organisational and financial challenges in telehealth adoption through multi-disciplinary collaborative research. International Journal of Integrated Care, 14(8).
- Exploring patient beliefs and perceptions about sustained use of telehealth. International Journal of Integrated Care, 13(7).
- A cost survey of 70 adult critical care units – results from a volunteer sample in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2003. Care of the Critically Ill, 1(21), 8-17.
- Methodological issues in studies reporting the costs of sepsis patients. Care of the Critically Ill, 20(6), 167-176.
- Methodological issues in studies reporting the costs of sepsis patients. Care of the Critically Ill, 6(20), 167-176.
- Development of a discrete event simulation model to predict bed requirements for critical care. INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE, 27, S187-S187.
- A cost-effectiveness study of enteral immune modulating nutrition in intensive care patients. INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE, 27, S142-S142.
- Patient preferences and current practice for adults with steroid-resistant ulcerative colitis: POPSTER mixed-methods study. Health Technology Assessment, 26(41), 1-118.
- Co-design of digital learning resources for care workers: reflections on the Neurocare Knowhow project. Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, 1-9.
- Evidence based policy making In Bochel HM & Duncan S (Ed.), Making policy in theory and practice Policy Pr
Conference proceedings papers
- The nutritional management of people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): a cross-sectional survey of UK dietitians’. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, Vol. 48 (pp 510-510). Brighton, UK, 30 November 2021 - 1 December 2021. View this article in WRRO
- CMS-55 Development of the OptiCALS nutritional support intervention for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, Vol. 22(sup2) (pp 232-233). Virtual conference, 7 December 2021 - 10 December 2021. View this article in WRRO
- P244 Clinician preferences in treating steroid resistant ulcerative colitis: a discrete-choice experiment (DCE) survey. Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, Vol. 15(Supplement_1) (pp S287-S287)
- P176 Patient preferences in steroid resistant ulcerative colitis – a discrete choice experiment survey. Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, Vol. 15(Supplement_1) (pp S249-S249)
- P96 Factors influencing treatment preferences in steroid resistant ulcerative colitis – a qualitative interview study. Posters
- P97 Management of steroid resistant ulcerative colitis – a national survey of UK practice. Posters
- RNM-03 Factors associated with oral nutritional behaviours in people with motor neuron disease: a systematic review. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, Vol. 20(suppl 1) (pp 310-310). Perth, Australia, 4 December 2019 - 6 December 2019. View this article in WRRO
- PDB65 PRETRIAL MODELLING METHODS TO JUSTIFY AND INFORM THE DESIGN OF LARGE RCTS - EXPECTED VALUE OF SAMPLE INFORMATION FOR THE DAFNEPLUS DIABETES EDUCATION CLUSTER RCT. Value in Health, Vol. 22 (pp S584-S584)
- Introducing the adaptive designs CONSORT extension (ACE) statement to improve reporting of randomised trials that use an adaptive design. Trials, Vol. 20(Supplement 1) (pp 2-3). Brighton, UK, 6 October 2019 - 9 October 2019. View this article in WRRO
- INTERVENTIONS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS OFFER PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA AFTER DIAGNOSIS: INFLUENCES ON UPTAKE. BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, Vol. 82 (pp 59-59)
- PRETRIAL MODELLING METHODS TO JUSTIFY AND INFORM THE DESIGN OF LARGE RCTS - EXPECTED VALUE OF SAMPLE INFORMATION FOR THE DAFNEPLUS DIABETES EDUCATION CLUSTER RCT. VALUE IN HEALTH, Vol. 22 (pp S584-S584)
- Expected Value of Sample Information For Individual Level Simulation Models To Inform Stop/Go Decision Making By Public Research Funders: A Methodology for The Dafneplus Diabetes Education Cluster Rct. Value in Health, Vol. 20(9) (pp A776-A776) View this article in WRRO
- Behavioural activation therapy for depression after stroke (BEADS): a feasibility randomised controlled pilot trial of a psychological intervention for post-stroke depression. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE, Vol. 12 (pp 15-15)
- Journeying through the development of an adaptive designs reporting guidance: findings from Delphi process. CEN ISBS Vienna 2017 (pp 94-94), 28 August 2017 - 1 September 2017.
- Journeying through the development of an adaptive designs reporting guidance: preliminary findings. Evidence Live 2017 (pp 42-43), 21 June 2017 - 22 June 2017.
- 405 Use of clinical characteristics and pre-clinic data to optimise clinic use in adults with cystic fibrosis: development of consensus criteria using nominal group technique. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, Vol. 16 (pp S165-S165)
- Examining the utilization of telehealth in community nursing: a case study identifying the barriers to and enablers of frontline staff acceptance and telehealth adoption
- Analysis for Policy: Evidence based policy in practice
- Development of Healthcare Resource Groups for Adult Critical Care
- View this article in WRRO Journeying through the development of a consensus-driven adaptive designs reporting guidance. Global Forum on Bioethics in Research.
- Teaching interests
I have previous experience of teaching research methods to undergraduates, extensive experience of supervising Master’s dissertation students and to date, I have supervised two PhDs to successful completion.
I am interested in supervising future postgraduate students across all my research interests.
- Current Projects
- Better Outcomes in Motor Neuron Disease