Dr Rosemary Barber (formerly Telford) BA, MSc, MAppSci, PhD, C.Psychol, ABPsP

Section of Public Health
ScHARR
University of Sheffield
Regent Court
Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA

Office: Room 2037, 2nd Floor, Regent Court

Tel: (+44)(0)114 222 0754
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749

email : rosemary.barber@sheffield.ac.uk

Biography

My research as an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Public Health is focused on public involvement in health and social research, and also mental health. This reflects my background as a clinical psychologist. Previous roles have included Head of Sheffield Adult Mental Health Psychology Services.  I retired from the NHS in 2010.

Research Interests

  • Public involvement in health research
  • Mental health

Professional Activities

I am a member of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service for Yorkshire and the Humber (RDSYH), Public Involvement Forum.  I am also a member of the Public Panel of the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the MRC's Stratified Medicine Group.  I undertake a limited amount of PhD supervision and advising on research programmes.  I peer review for major journals in the public involvement and mental health field, and for grant-awarding bodies including the NIHR and the MRC.

Recent Grants

Improving quality and effectiveness of service therapies and self-management of long-term depression (I-QUESTS), part of the South Yorkshire Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Partnership (CLAHRC), 2009-2013, £632,000 (Co-applicant).

Patient relevant outcome measures for use in systematic evaluation (PROMISE), Mental Health Research Network, NIHR, 2009-2010, £30,000 (Co-applicant).

Evaluating the impact of public involvement in health research:  an international Delphi.  Sheffield Health and Social Research Consortium, 2007-2008, £10,000  (Principal investigator).

Psychological treatments for severe and complex mental health problems/personality disorder: A phase II randomised controlled trial, Sheffield Health and Social Research Consortium, 2004-2007, £120,607 (Co-applicant).

What aspects of psychological therapy are acceptable and not acceptable to people with severe and complex mental health problems?   Sheffield Health and Social Research Consortium, 2006, £4,593, (Principal Investigator).

Successful consumer involvement in NHS research:  How should we evaluate its impact?  Sheffield Health and Social Research Consortium, 2004-2005, £61,269  (Principal investigator).

Researcher attitudes to consumer involvement in health research:  development of a valid and reliable multi-item scale.  Sheffield Health and Social Research Consortium. 2006-2008  £63,212  (Co-applicant).

What are the attitudes of consumers, researchers and research commissioners to consumer involvement in research?  Exploratory work towards the development of an attitudinal measure.  Sheffield Health and Social Research Consortium, 2004-2005, £27,215  (Co-applicant).

Successful consumer involvement in research:  An evaluation using consensus-generated criteria.  Trent Policy and Practice R & D Programme, 2002-2004, £55,794  (Principal investigator).

Key Publications

Keetharuth A D, Taylor Buck E, Acquadro C, Conway K, Connell J, Barkham M, Carlton J, Ricketts T, Barber R, Brazier J.  Integrating qualitative and quantitative data in the development of outcome measures:  The case of the Recovering Quality of Life (ReQoL) measures in mental health populations.  (2018) International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15: 1342; doi: 10.3390/ijerph15071342.

Staniszewska S, Brett J, Simera I, Seers K, Mockford C, Goodlad S, Altman D G, Moher D, Barber R, Denegri S, Entwistle A, Littlejohns P, Morris C, Suleman R, Thomas V, Tysall C.  GRIPP2 reporting checklists: tools to improve reporting of patient and public involvement in research.  (2017) BMJ 358: j3453 doi: 10.1136/bmj.j3453.

Staniszewska S, Brett J, Simera I, Seers K, Mockford C, Goodlad S, Altman D G, Moher D, Barber R, Denegri A, Entwistle A, Littlejohns P, Morris C, Suleman R, Thomas V, Tysall C.  GRIPP2 reporting checklists: tools to improve reporting of patient and public involvement in research.  Research Involvement and Engagement (2017) 3: 13 doi: 10.1186/s40900-017-6002-2.

Brett J, Staniszewska S, Simera I, Seers K, Mockford C, Goodlad S, Altman DG, Moher D, Barber R, Denegri S, Entwistle A, Littlejohns P, Morris C, Suleman R, Thomas V, Tysall C.  Reaching consensus on reporting patient and  public involvement (PPI) in research: methods and lessons learned from the development of reporting guidelines. BMJ Open (2017) 7: e0126948.doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016948.

Baxter S, Muir D, Brereton L, Allmark C, Barber R, Harris L, Hodges B, Khan S, Baird W.  Evaluating public involvement in research design and grant development:  Using a qualitative document analysis method to analyse an award scheme for researchers.  (2016) Research Involvement and Engagement 2 (13):  DOI: 10.1186/s40900-016-0027-x.

Thompson J, Bissell P, Cooper C, Armitage CJ,  Barber R
Exploring the impact on public involvement in cancer research setting.
(2014)  Qualitative Health Research 24 (1): 46-54.

Barber R, Boote J, Parry G, Cooper C, Yeeles P. 
Evaluating the impact of public involvement on research.  217-223.  In:  Barnes M, Cottrell P (eds) (2012) Critical Perspectives on User Involvement.  Bristol: Policy Press.

Thompson J, Bissell P, Cooper C, Armitage CJ, Barber R.  
Credibility and the 'professionalized' lay expert:  reflections on the dilemmas and opportunities of public involvement in health research.
(2012)  Health 16: 602-618.

Barber R, Beresford P, Boote J, Cooper C, Faulkner A.
Evaluating the impact of public involvement on research: a prospective case study.
(2011)  International Journal of Consumer Studies 35:  609-615.

Staniszewska S, Barber R, Beresford P, Brady L M,  Brett J, Elliot J, Evans D, Haywood K L, Jones D, Mockford C, Nettle M, Rose D, Walliamson T.
Developing the evidence base of patient and public involvement in research: the case for measuring impact.
(2011) International Journal of Consumer Studies 35:628-632.

Staniszewska S, Brett J, Monkford C, Barber R.
The GRIPP Checklist: Strengthening the quality of patient and public involvement reporting in research.
(2011) International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 27 (4): 391-399.

Crawford M J, Robotham D, Than L, Patterson S, Weaver T, Barber R, Wykes T, Rose D.
Selecting outcome measures in mental health: the views of service users
(2011) Journal of Mental Health  20 (4): 336-346.

Beverley C, Bath P, Barber R
Health and social care information for visually-impaired people
(2011) Aslib proceedings  63 (2/3): 256-274.

Barber R, Boote J, Parry G, Cooper C, Yeeles P, Cook S. 
Can the impact of public involvement on research be evaluated?  A mixed methods study.
(2011)  Health Expectations 15:  229-241.

Ward P R, Thompson J, Barber R, Armitage, C J, Boote J D, Cooper C L, Jones G L.
Critical perspectives on `consumer involvement´ in health research: epistemological dissonance and the know-do gap.
(2009) Journal of Sociology 46(1): 63-82.

Thompson J, Barber R, Ward P R, Boote J D, Cooper C L, Armitage C J, Jones G.
Health researchers´ attitudes towards public involvement in health research. Health Expectations
(2009) 12:209-220.

Lucock M, Barber R, Jones A, Lovell J, Barczi M.
Service users´ views of self help strategies and research in the UK.
(2007) Journal of Mental Health 16 (6): 795-805.

Barber R, Boote J D, Cooper C L.
Involving consumers successfully in NHS research: a national survey
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(2007) Health Expectations 10: 380-391.

Beverley CA, Bath PA, Barber R.               
Can two established information models explain the information behaviour of visually impaired people seeking health and social care information?
(2007) Journal of Documentation (1) : 9-32.

Boote J, Barber R, Cooper C.
Principles and indicators of successful consumer involvement in NHS research: results of a Delphi study and subgroup analysis.
(2006) Health Policy 75 (3): 280-297.

Telford R, Faulkner A.
Learning about service user involvement in mental health research.
(2004) Journal of Mental Health 13, 6: 549 - 559.

Telford R, Boote J, Cooper C.
What does it mean to involve consumers successfully in NHS research? A consensus study.
(2004) Health Expectations 7: 209-220.

Telford R, Hutchinson A, Jones R, Rix S, Howe A.
Obstacles to effective treatment of depression – a general practice perspective.
(2002) Family Practice, 19(1) 45 -52

Telford R, Beverley C, Cooper C, Boote J.
Consumer involvement in health research: fact or fiction?
(2002) British Journal of Clinical Governance 7 (2): 92 - 103.

Boote J, Telford R, Cooper C.
Consumer involvement in health research: A review and research agenda.
(2002) Health Policy 61: 213-236.