Dr Elizabeth Croot, PhD, MMedSci, Grad Dip Phys
Senior Research Fellow
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR),
University of Sheffield,
30 Regent Street
Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 1725
I am a Senior Research Fellow, Deputy Director of the MCRU and course director for the Masters in Clinical Research. My research expertise lies in qualitative methodology, user centred disability research and complex intervention development and evaluation. I am currently working on projects to explore different approaches to complex intervention development and to develop and evaluate weight management services for people with learning disabilities. As course director for the Masters in Clinical Research I have a strong commitment to promoting and supporting clinical academic careers for nurses and allied health professionals. My background is physiotherapy and my PhD, completed in 2005, was funded by an NHS Executive (Trent) Health Services Research Training Fellowship.
My research interests are:
- • Health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities
• Improving patient experience of healthcare
• Development and evaluation of complex interventions
• Realist review
I am course director for the Masters in Clinical Research which aims to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in clinical research. I have supervised Masters dissertations for the MPH and the MClinRes.
I currently supervise one PhD student:
- Latifa Alenezi : A study to explore the use of cognitive strategies to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain.
I have supervised three PhD students to successful completion and I would be interested in hearing from students interested in research with people with learning disabilities, physiotherapy research or developing and evaluating complex interventions.
- I am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and HPC registered
- INDEX Identifying and critiquing approaches to intervention development
- DEUCE Drivers of Demand for Emergency and Urgent Care services
- WiLD Weight loss for people with learning disabilities
- COPES Community-based peer support: Developing a model for promoting health literacy
- PEFUTIA Patients’ experiences of follow up after transient ischaemic attack
I am based in the section of Health Services Research
Please follow this link for the extended list of publications.
- Croot EJ, Rimmer M, Salway S, Hatton C, Dowse E, Lavin J, Bennett SE, Harris J & O'Cathain A (2018) Adjusting a mainstream weight management intervention for people with intellectual disabilities: a user centred approach. International Journal for Equity in Health, 17(1), 159-171. View this article in WRRO
- Harris J, Croot L, Thompson J & Springett J (2016) How stakeholder participation can contribute to systematic reviews of complex interventions. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 70(2), 207-214. View this article in WRRO
- Booth A, Harris J, Croot E, Springett J, Campbell F & Wilkins E (2013) Towards a methodology for cluster searching to provide conceptual and contextual "richness" for systematic reviews of complex interventions: case study (CLUSTER).. BMC Med Res Methodol, 13, 118. View this article in WRRO
- Croot EJ (2012) The care needs of Pakistani families caring for disabled children: how relevant is cultural competence?. Physiotherapy, 98(4), 351-356.
- Croot E, Grant G, Mathers N & Cooper C (2012) Coping strategies used by Pakistani parents living in the United Kingdom and caring for a severely disabled child.. Disabil Rehabil, 34(18), 1540-1549.
- Croot EJ (2012) The care needs of Pakistani families caring for disabled children: how relevant is cultural competence?. PHYSIOTHERAPY, 98(4), 356-361.