Madeleine Harrison, BSc (Hons), MPH (HSR)

Research Associate

School of Health and RelatedPicture of Madeleine Harrison
Research (ScHARR)
University of Sheffield
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
UK

Office: Room 1.07, The Innovation Centre

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 5424
Fax: +44 (0) 114 272 4095 [not confidential]
email: madeleine.harrison@sheffield.ac.uk

Biography

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

Teaching Interests

I teach on the Community Attachment Scheme for first year medical students.

Current projects

• ‘Big CACTUS’ a randomised control trial investigating the Cost effectiveness of Aphasia Computer Therapy compared with Usual Stimulation or attention control (NIHR HTA funded)

Key publications

1. Harrison M, Ryan T, Gardiner C & Jones A. (2013) Patients’ and carers’ experiences of gaining access to acute stroke care: a qualitative study. Emergency Medicine Journal, 30, 1033–1037.
2. Gardiner C, Harrison M, Ryan T & Jones A. (2013) Provision of palliative and end of life care on UK stroke units: a qualitative study. Palliative Medicine, 27 (9), 855-860.
3. Harrison M, Gardiner C, Ryan T & Jones A. (2013) Key Stakeholders Recognize the Need for a Structured Approach to Psychological Support with Input from a Clinical Psychologist. Stroke, 44: AWP364.
4. Harrison M, Ryan T, Gardiner C & Jones A. (2012) A qualitative study of patient and carer experience of acute stroke unit care. Cerebrovascular Diseases, 33(Suppl 2): 563.