BSC (Hons) Physiotherapy , MSc Clinical research
School of Health and Related Research
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School of Health and Related Research
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I am a musculoskeletal physiotherapist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and PhD researcher at ScHARR. My association with ScHARR began in 2012 when I completed the NIHR masters in clinical research here. I forged links with Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University during my time as a MSc student at ScHARR undertaking a placement in their then User Centered Healthcare design team as part of CLAHRC SY. This is where my interest in working with design researchers and co-design to improve healthcare problems began. After completing my masters I continued on my clinical academic journey securing secondments initially within CLAHRC SY gaining skills in qualitative research analysis. I continued to develop my qualitative research skills working in the public health section of ScHARR for 10 months and then within the Translating Knowledge into Action theme of CLAHRC YH. It was here that I gained further experience of working collaboratively with design researchers, using creative methods and co-design within an applied health research and service improvement context.
I secured a University of Sheffield PhD scholarship in 2019 to explore the use of creative co-design as a knowledge mobilisation strategy within musculoskeletal physiotherapy. I continue to work clinically in the acute physiotherapy service at The Northern General Hospital.
BSc (Hons) physiotherapy,
MSc Clinical Research,
- Research interests
Knowledge mobilisation, co-design, musculoskeletal health, qualitative methods
- 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).
- The Shared Safety Net Action Plan (SSNAP): a co-designed intervention to reduce delays in cancer diagnosis. British Journal of General Practice. View this article in WRRO
- Improving knowledge mobilisation in healthcare: a qualitative exploration of creative co-design methods. Evidence and Policy, 18(2), 265-290. View this article in WRRO
- The creative co-design of low back pain education resources. Evidence and Policy, 18(2), 436-453. View this article in WRRO
- Using creative co-design to develop a decision support tool for people with malignant pleural effusion. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 20(1). View this article in WRRO
- A virtual agent to support individuals living with physical and mental comorbidities : co-design and acceptability testing. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(5). View this article in WRRO
- Exploring the acceptability and usability of a novel social innovation to encourage physical activity: The iStep prototype.. Health and Social Care in the Community. View this article in WRRO
- A co-design approach to service improvement resulted in teams exhibiting characteristics that support innovation. Design for Health, 1(1), 42-58. View this article in WRRO
- Research group
Health Services Research – Health and Care Research Unit
I successfully secured a Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust Research Foundation award to support the undertaking of my PhD.
- Teaching interests
Knowledge mobilisation and co-design.
- Teaching activities
I am involved in teaching on the Knowledge mobilisation in healthcare masters module HAR6064.
- Professional activities
State registered physiotherapist working in Therapy services MSK outpatient department, acute A&E and fracture clinic service , The Northern General Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals FT.
Lego serious play trained facilitator.
Clinical Micro systems coaching trained.
Interactive Poster. Creative co-design and knowledge mobilisation in health care: A qualitative study.UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum. March 2021.
Best Poster Prize. Using creative c-design to mobilise knowledge in health. ScHARR Post graduate Conference (online). June 2020.
Presentation. Using creative co-design to mobilise knowledge in healthcare: A qualitative study. HSRUK July 2020. Online conference due to COVID 19.
Workshop/breakout session. Using creative methods to co-design better healthcare experiences. BC Safety and Quality council. Quality Forum. February 2019, Vancouver Canada.
Presentation: Developing a Shared Safety Net Action Plan (SSNAP) intervention using creative co-design. Improving patient safety: New horizons. New perspectives. 16th Oct 2019.Leeds.
Symposium: Knowledge mobilisation through ‘Collective Making’ in nursing and health services research. The Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference. September 2019. Sheffield.
Poster presentations: Talkback: Co-designing an educational resource for people with low back pain.
Health Services Research UK. July 2019. Manchester.
Physiotherapy UK. Nov 2019. Birmingham.
Workshop. Collective making, to make things happen: UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum March 20th & 21st 2019.
Poster presentation: From MSK to TK2A: A musculoskeletal physiotherapist’s creative research capacity building journey. Physiotherapy UK. Birmingham. October 19th/20th 2018.
Poster presentation: Using creative co-production to develop a treatment decision tool for people with malignant pleural effusion. IASLC. Toronto. Canada. 24th/25th September 2018 and NIHR CLAHRC career development conference. London. Oct 4th 2018.
Presentation: Using a co-design approach to service improvement. Guidance on Developing Interventions Workshop. School of health and related research. University of Sheffield. 12th September 2018.
Break-out session presentation. Using distributed creative co-design to develop a treatment decision support tool for people with malignant pleural effusion. Design4Health. September 2018.
Workshop/ Symposium. Co - producing change. Physiotherapy UK. Birmingham. 10th Nov 2018,
Poster presentation HSRUK Symposium 13-14th July 2016: iStep: Evaluation of a novel social innovation to encourage intergenerational physical activity.
Poster presentations - Management of primary lateral ligament ankle sprains and prevention of recurrence: A web based survey of UK physiotherapists current practice.
Physiotherapy UK (CSP annual conference) Oct 2015 and Physiotherapy Research Society annual conference- April 2015.
Podcast interview of MSc dissertation primary research study - Management of primary lateral ligament ankle sprains and prevention of recurrence: A web based survey of UK physiotherapists current practice. Available in the peer reviewed ScHARR student e-Journal.