Clinical Research Fellow - Rachael Curley
Rachael is a clinical research fellow at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. She started her MD with ScHARR in January 2015. Her research involves the use of remote telemonitoring to detect early decline in lung function and streamline clinics in adults with cystic fibrosis. Rachael is supervised by Dr Martin Wildman and Professor Stephen Walters.
The study has two parallel work streams:
- The Lung Health work stream aims to develop a predictive model. This will determine whether breathing pattern data measured by a nebuliser device used to administer inhaled treatments can act as a surrogate marker for lung function.
- The RIGHT CF ‘Redesigning clinics using Information Gathering via Home Telemonitoring in Cystic Fibrosis’ work stream involves pre-clinic monitoring of lung function, weight, and inhaled adherence. Quality improvement methods will be used to understand how to reduce clinic variation and queues.
Rachael is also training as a cystic fibrosis and respiratory doctor. She recently completed her Master in Public Health (Health Services Research) at ScHARR.