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My full-time PhD was completed after successfully obtaining funding in the first round of the UK Department of Health “New Researcher Award for Nurses and Professions Allied to Medicine”. I completed a systematic review using a mixed methods research approach for the Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group of the Cochrane Collaboration on the use of the omega-3 fatty acid EPA to treat weight loss in advanced cancer patients, a randomised controlled trial using an EPA nutritional supplement and a qualitative study looking at nurses management of weight loss in advanced cancer patients. My expertise continues to reflect systematic review and qualitative research methodology, with particularly focus on management of long term health conditions, including respiratory diseases. I am currently interim associate head of research at SHSSW responsible for leading/encouraging and supporting research teaching and research endeavors. I lead the Professional Doctorate in Health Sciences Programme, as well as course leader for a distance learning Postgraduate Course in Systematic Reviews of Health (endorsed by Cohrane, world leaders in systematic review methodology) . I contribute to undergraduate teaching for health courses within the school, as well as supervise Professional Doctorate, PhD and MD students.
I am joint lead for the School's Allergy and Respiratory Diseases research theme. Current projects include Asthma in Older Persons, Temperature Controlled Laminar Airflow (TLA) Device (Protexo®) in adults with poorly- controlled, severe allergic asthma: the LASER Trial (qualitative evaluation). Owning my asthma: Qualitative Evaluation project, the ABBA study - using acetic acid to detect pre-cancerous cells as part of Barrett's oesophagus surveillance.
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