Rebecca Gossage-Worrall BA MA

Trial Manager (Research Associate)

Clinical Trials Research Unit, ScHARR
The University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
SHEFFIELD
S1 4DA

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 5206
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 0870 (confidential)

email: r.gossage-worrall@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: orcid.org/0000-0002-1435-9474

Biography

I am a Trial Manager and mixed methods researcher in CTRU. I also contribute to proposal development (secondment). I am currently the Trial Manager for a multi-centre feasibility study and randomised controlled trial called COMMEND. COMMEND includes two phases: - Phase 1 is adapting Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for people with motor neuron disease (MND) and testing feasibility of recruitment and the acceptability of ACT to people with MND, therapists and carers. Phase 2 will evaluate effectiveness and cost effectiveness of ACT for people with MND in a randomised controlled trial. 

Prior to joining the CTRU in September 2011, I worked as a researcher in the NHS delivering research commissioned by NHS Centre for Evidence-based Purchasing and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. I also worked in Local Government commissioning and conducting research projects to support local and sub-regional strategic housing policy on affordable housing, and housing and related support needs. I have a BA (Hons) Sociology and MA Research Methods (Sociology).

Professional activities

Previous projects

  • STEPWISE (NIHR HTA 12/28/05): a £2 million project which adapted a group-based diabetes education programme for people with schizophrenia; and, evaluated its effectiveness and cost effectiveness, in a multi-centre randomised controlled trial, to support weight loss in people with schizophrenia taking antipsychotics -Trial Management; mixed methods process evaluation.
  • Big CACTUS: Clinical and cost effectiveness of aphasia computer therapy compared with usual stimulation or attention control long term post stroke (NIHR HTA 12/21/01) - Trial Manager (Temporary).
  • Putting Life in Years (PLINY): Telephone friendship groups for older people aged 75 and over. (NIHR PHR 09/3004/01) - Trial Management; mixed methods process evaluation. 

Research interests

  • RCTs of group interventions
  • Knowledge mobilisation
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Process evaluation of complex and multi-component interventions
  • Strategic housing needs assessment of fixed and transient populations

Journal articles

Holt, R.I.G., Hind, D., Gossage-Worrall, R. et al. (Accepted: 2018) STEPWISE: STructured lifestyle Education for People WIth SchizophrEnia: randomised controlled trial, Mixed-Methods Process Evaluation and Economic Evaluation. Health Technology Assessment. ISSN 1366-5278 (In Press)

Chatters R, Newbould L, Sprange K, Hind D, Mountain G, Shortland K, Powell P, Gossage-Worrall R, Chater T, Keetharuth A, Lee E, and Woods, B (2017) Recruitment of older adults to three preventative lifestyle improvement studies. Trials, 19:121.

Gossage-Worrall, R., Holt, R. I. G., Barnard, K., E. Carey, M., J. Davies, M., Dickens, C., … Wright, S. (2016). STEPWISE – STructured lifestyle Education for People WIth SchizophrEnia: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 17(1), 475.

Swaby, L., Hind, D., Gossage-Worrall, R., Shiers, D., Mitchell, J. and Holt, R.I.G. (2016) Adherence with NICE guidance on lifestyle advice for people with schizophrenia: a survey. BJPsych Bulletin, 1-21. 

Mountain, G., Gossage-Worrall, R., Cattan, M. and Bowling, A. (2015) Only available to a selected few? Is it feasible to rely on a volunteer workforce for complex intervention delivery?. Health & Social Care in the Community. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12285

Hind D, Mountain G, Gossage-Worrall R, Walters SJ, Duncan R, Newbould L, Rex S, Jones C, Bowling A, Cattan M, Cairns A, Cooper C, Goyder E & Tudor Edwards R (2014) Putting Life in Years (PLINY): a randomised controlled trial and mixed-methods process evaluation of a telephone friendship intervention to improve mental well-being in independently living older people. Public Health Research, 7(2).

Mountain GA, Hind D, Gossage-Worrall R, Walters SJ, Duncan R, Newbould L, Rex S, Jones C, Bowling A, Cattan M, Cairns A, Cooper C, Edwards RT & Goyder EC (2014) 'Putting Life in Years' (PLINY) telephone friendship groups research study: Pilot randomised controlled trial. Trials, 15(1).

Conference proceedings

Holt R, Rathod S, French P, Gossage-Worrall R. on behalf of the STEPWISE research group. STEPWISE: structured lifestyle education for people with schizophrenia trial presented at WPA XVII World Congress of Psychiatry (S-159), 10 October 2017, Berlin, Germany.

Wright S, Gossage-Worrall R, Shiers D, French P, R H. The UK STEPWISE Trial, a programme of STructured lifestyle Education for People With SchizophrEnia. In: Poster A116: IEPA 10 Early Intervention in Mental Health; 20-22 October, Milan Italy [Internet]. 2016.

Gossage-Worrall R, Swaby L, Hind D, Holt RIG, Structured lifestyle Education for People WIth SchizophrEnia (STEPWISE): Rationale, design and baseline data. i-Poster presented at: Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress 2016; 27-30 June 2016: London, UK

Hind D, Roberts C, Sprange K, Gossage-Worrall R, Cooper C, Walters S, Methodological, planning and implementation challenges for rcts evaluating group interventions. Trials 2013, 14(Suppl 1):O124 doi:10.1186/1745-6215-14-S1-O124

Reports

Gossage-Worrall R, Owen V, Clift. M, Diagnostics Assessment Programme pilot project: Review of the pilot project ‘non-invasive diagnostic assessment tools for the detection of liver fibrosis in patients with suspected alcohol-related liver disease’, Healthcare Innovation and Technology Evaluation Centre (HITEC), Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, January 2010. 

Gossage-Worrall R, Craven M P, Owen, V, and Clift M, Inditherm patient warming mattresses assessment report, Healthcare Innovation and Technology Evaluation Centre (HITEC), Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, October 2010. 

Gossage-Worrall R, Clift M, Ananthapavan J, Lowin J, Bloomfield E, Centre for Evidence-based Purchasing. Buyers guide: Home haemodialysis. London: NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency; 2010 CEP10061.

Gossage-Worrall R, Clift M, Ananthapavan J, Lowin J, Bloomfield E, Centre for Evidence-based Purchasing. Evidence Review: Portable haemodialysis devices. London: NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency; 2010 CEP10053.