BSc (Hons), MPH (HSR)
School of Health and Related Research
+44 114 222 5424
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School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
I joined the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Research Group within ScHARR in January 2014 as a research assistant on the Big CACTUS randomised control trial. The study aims to find out whether computer therapy for the self-managed rehabilitation of aphasia post stroke is a cost effective intervention when compared to usual stimulation or attention control.
I joined the University from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where I managed a large qualitative multi-centre study which explored stroke survivors’ and carers’ experiences of stroke unit care and used their views to drive evidence based service improvement in the NHS. Prior to this I gained a BSc in Psychology from the University of Birmingham and a Masters in Public Health specialising in Health Service Research from the University of Sheffield.
- Research interests
My research interests are:
- Stroke rehabilitation research
- Qualitative research methods
- Patient and public involvement in research
- ‘Big CACTUS’ a randomised control trial investigating the Cost effectiveness of Aphasia Computer Therapy compared with Usual Stimulation or attention control (NIHR HTA funded)
This person does not have any publications available.
- 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.
- Understanding the palliative care needs and experiences of people with mesothelioma and their family carers: An integrative systematic review. 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)
- Teaching interests
I teach on the Community Attachment Scheme for first year medical students.