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PhD
Nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation in pregnant women

Nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation in pregnant women

What we are doing: We are using existing trial data to investigate why there is an apparent lack of evidence for nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) efficacy in pregnancy thus…
PhD
Predictors, barriers and facilitators to effective management of acute pain in children by ambulance services

Predictors, barriers and facilitators to effective management of acute pain in children by ambulance services

What we are doing: A mixed methods, sequential explanatory study to comprehensively identify all predictors, barriers and facilitators to effective management of acute pain in…
PhD
Realist approach to explain outdoor activities and mobility in care homes

Realist approach to explain outdoor activities and mobility in care homes

What we are doing: The study was conducted in three East Midlands care homes over a six-month period. Environment and resident descriptive information was collected using ques…
PhD
Repetitive vocalisation in older people with cognitive impairment in the hospital

Repetitive vocalisation in older people with cognitive impairment in the hospital

What we are doing: This study followed the natural history of people who call out repetitively in hospital, and their circumstances beyond discharge. A mixed-methods study was…
PhD
Self-management programme to increase health through physical activity in chronic kidney disease

Self-management programme to increase health through physical activity in chronic kidney disease

What we are doing: A theory-driven intervention has been iteratively developed using expert and patient feedback, as advocated by the Medical Research Council’s Framework fo…
PhD
The influence of religious and ethnic belonging on adolescent girls’ sedentary behaviour

The influence of religious and ethnic belonging on adolescent girls’ sedentary behaviour

What we are doing: The studies entailed in this PhD project allow us to research differences in sedentary behaviour between British adolescent girls of white and South Asian o…
PhD
Translating developed biochemical methods for non-adherence diagnosis into primary care

Translating developed biochemical methods for non-adherence diagnosis into primary care

What we are doing: The scope of the PhD is to evaluate current biochemical approaches for non-adherence detection in cardiometabolic diseases, and develop new technologies for…
PhD
Type 2 diabetes after gestational diabetes: understanding uptake to screening, progression rates and costs

Type 2 diabetes after gestational diabetes: understanding uptake to screening, progression rates and costs

What we are doing: We are doing a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis to investigate progression to type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in women with previous gestational diabetes (GDM) ov…
PhD
Understanding issues of the professions in the implementation of first point of contact physiotherapy

Understanding issues of the professions in the implementation of first point of contact physiotherapy

What we are doing: Stage 1: Realist review of professional issues influencing first point of contact physiotherapy (FCP) Stage 2: Realist evaluation of stakehold…

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