Dr Lindsay Blank

PhD, BSc

School of Health and Related Research

Research Fellow

l.blank@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0853

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Dr Lindsay Blank
School of Health and Related Research
Room 2037, 2nd Floor
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
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I currently work on a project funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) which is conducting a systematic review and logic model to investigate the links between poverty, stress, low level anxiety and depression.  The work will contribute to informing the JRF anti-poverty strategy.

I was previous Principal Investigator on two NIHR funded evidence synthesis projects:

The first looks at how international evidence on interventions to manage referral from primary to specialist non-emergency care be applied in a UK context? The work consists of development of an inclusive systematic review and logic model.

The second is a review of non-pharmacological treatments for stuttering in children and adults.  This work consists of an evaluation of effectiveness, and exploration of barriers to successful outcomes.

I previously worked as a lead reviewer on the NICE Public Health Collaborating Centre team.  I was involved in a number of reviews of complex interventions including Wellbeing of 0-4 year olds, NHS provision of contraceptive services for socially disadvantaged young people (up to the age of 25), universal interventions which aim to promote emotional and social wellbeing in secondary schools, and interventions to encourage walking and cycling.

Research interests

I have a variety of research interests broadly in the areas of health inequalities and public health evidence synthesis.  Methods including: literature reviewing and critical appraisal, logic models, questionnaire design, semi-structured interviewing (telephone and face to face), quantitative and qualitative data analysis and interpretation, case studies, action research methods, writing for publication, and conference presentations.

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Multidisciplinary systematic review of the relationship between poverty and stress, low level anxiety, and depression across the life course. Start: 01/11/2015, 6 months. Joseph Rowntree Foundation; £29,927; Role: Principal Investigator.

NIHR HS & DR Evidence Synthesis Centre. Start: 01/03/2014, 36 months.  National Institute for Health Research; £624,553; Role: Co-Investigator.

Recent grants

How can international evidence on interventions to manage referral from primary to specialist non-emergency care be applied in the UK context?  Development of an inclusive systematic review and logic model.  NIHR NESTCC.  £198,636.  Blank L, Baxter S, Goyder E, Buckley Woods H, Payne N.  Role: Principal Investigator.

Interventions to promote or maintain physical activity during and after the transition to retirement: evidence synthesis to inform recommendations for policy and practice.  Start: 01/02/2014; Duration: 15 months.  National Institute for Health Research: £205,352.  Role: Principal Investigator.

Non-pharmacological treatments for stuttering in children and adults: a systematic review of effectiveness, and exploration of barriers to successful outcomes.  Start: 01/08/2013; 12 months; National Institute for Health Research; £138,000.  Role: Co-Investigator.

Brief advice for adults in primary care.  NICE.  National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).  Evidence Review on Physical Activity Advice in Primary Care, for the NICE Centre for Public Health Excellence.  £55,000.  Blank L, Goyder E, Campbell F, Payne N.  Role: Principal Investigator.