I lead the Enhancing Self Care Research group for the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport. I am interested in interventions that are used to support self care. For further details please see research interests section below.
My teaching responsibilities centre on research methods and self care. I have been fortunate to be involved in the delivery of the Clinical Doctorate Programme for over 10 years. I am involved in various aspects of the programme and co-ordinate NURPD02 (Project Management in Healthcare Organisations) and NURPD3 (Research Design for Clinical Practice). I have supervised several doctoral students to completion and continue to supervise a large group of doctoral students. The students are studying various aspects of self care related interventions.
I lead the Enhancing Self Care Research Group for the Faculty of Health and Sport. My reseach interests focus on interventions to support self care across a range of clinical domains. Much of my work focusses on self care interventions women use for pelvic floor dysfunction. For example, I have recently undertaken a qualitative study about women's views of vaginal pessary as treatment for pelvic organ prolapse and I am part of a team of researchers on a large NIHR HTA funded grant that aims to explore if biofeedback mediated pelvic floor muscle training is more effective than basic pelvic floor muscle training for stress or mixed urinary incontinence in women.
I have a keen interest in research methods. I have expertise in qualitaitve methods and mixed methods in health services research.