Dr Margaret Cunningham

Research Fellow

University of Stirling University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Margaret Cunningham

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About me

About me

I studied my Psychology degree in University of Edinburgh, graduating in 1997. After working for several years as a graduate management trainee and later as a senior manager in Standard Life Assurance Company, I moved to University of Stirling to complete my Masters in Health Psychology. I gained my PhD from the University of Stirling in 2011, and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Stirling and James Cook University, Australia. I returned to Stirling in 2013 as an IMPACT fellow, and became a lecturer in spring 2014. I now work part-time as a senior research fellow in the NMAHP-RU on the eMERGe project, developing guidelines for meta-ethnograpy reporting.  

Research

My research is in the area of Health Psychology, and I am particularly interested in the self-management of chronic disease. My research to date has focused on Peripheral Arterial Disease – a common cardiovascular disease; and on the experience of living with cancer. My research investigates patients’ understanding and motivation to self-manage their disease, and tests techniques to improve self-management. I am also interested in health services research – particularly how the healthcare system affects patients' self-management behaviour. I use both qualitative and quantitative techniques in my research.

Outputs (30)

Outputs

Lecture

France E, Uny I, Ring N, Jepson R, Noyes J, Maxwell M, Duncan E, Turley R, Cunningham M & Roberts R (2018) What's a meta-ethnography and how do you do it? (Presentation) International Institute for Qualitative Methods 16th Conference, Banff, Canada, 29.04.2018-03.05.2018.

Article

Fernando M, Crowther R, Cunningham M, Lazzarini P, Sangla K, Buttner P & Golledge J (2016) The reproducibility of acquiring three dimensional gait and plantar pressure data using established protocols in participants with and without type 2 diabetes and foot ulcers. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 9, Art. No.: 4. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13047-016-0135-8

Article

Morris D, Cunningham M, Ahimastos AA, Kingwell BA, Pappas E, Bourke M, Reid CM, Stijnen T, Dalman RL, Aalami OO, Lindeman JH, Norman PE, Walker PJ, Fitridge R, Bourke B, Dear AE, Pinchbeck J, Jaeggi R & Golledge J (2015) TElmisartan in the management of abDominal aortic aneurYsm (TEDY): The study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 16, Art. No.: 274. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-015-0793-z

Article

Morris D, Rodriguez A, Moxon JV, Cunningham M, McDermott M, Myers J, Leeper N, Jones R & Golledge J (2014) Association of lower extremity performance with cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in patients with peripheral artery disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the American Heart Association, 3 (4), Art. No.: e001105. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.114.001105

Article

Fernando M, Crowther R, Pappas E, Lazzarini P, Cunningham M, Sangla K, Buttner P & Golledge J (2014) Plantar Pressure in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Patients with Active Foot Ulceration, Previous Ulceration and No History of Ulceration: A Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies. PLoS ONE, 9 (6), Art. No.: e99050. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0099050

Article

Fernando M, Crowther R, Lazzarini P, Sangla K, Cunningham M, Buttner P & Golledge J (2013) Biomechanical characteristics of peripheral diabetic neuropathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis of findings from the gait cycle, muscle activity and dynamic barefoot plantar pressure. Clinical Biomechanics, 28 (8), pp. 831-845. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2013.08.004

Meeting Abstract

Cunningham M, Swanson V, O'Carroll R & Holdsworth R (2012) Durability of a brief psychological intervention to increase walking in patients with intermittent claudication-1-year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial. 46th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Edinburgh, 24/11/2011 - 26/11/2011. British Journal of Surgery, 99 (S3), pp. 7-7. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.8725

Meeting Abstract

Cunningham M, Swanson V, O'Carroll R & Holdsworth R (2011) Modifying the illness and treatment beliefs of patients with intermittent claudication increases daily walking and reduces demand for vascular intervention - Results from a randomised controlled trial. 45th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Brighton, 24/11/2010 - 26/11/2010. British Journal of Surgery, 98 (Supplement 1), pp. 8-9.