Dr Gareth Noble
Associate Professor
Swansea University Medical School
Telephone: (01792) 602026

Areas of Expertise

  • Autism and Related Conditions
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Curriculum Design
  • Postgraduate Education

Publications

  1. & Outcome measures for multiple sclerosis. Physical Therapy Reviews 19(1), 24-38.
  2. & Sunshine, Sea, and Season of Birth: MS Incidence in Wales. PLOS ONE 11(5), e0155181
  3. & Desirability and expectations of the UK MS Register: Views of people with MS. International Journal of Medical Informatics
  4. & How People with Multiple Sclerosis Rate Their Quality of Life: An EQ-5D Survey via the UK MS Register. PLoS ONE 8(6)
  5. & Identifying and Addressing the Barriers to the Use of an Internet-Register for Multiple Sclerosis. International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics 8(1)-16.

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Teaching

  • PMAM00 Diagnosis and Assessment of Autism and Related Conditions

    This module will explore the various approaches to diagnose Autism and related conditions from the medical, social and educational aspects. It will build upon the neurobiology involved in Autism, evaluate different assessment techniques and related them to the Statement of Need process. It will further explore the evidence base for the various diagnostic and assessment procedures in relation to service provision and planning.

  • PMAM01 Living with Autism and Related Conditions

    This module will explore the history of autism to inform how people lived with autism (including parents and carers) previously to the present day, debate the use of diet controls, critically review the impact of autism (pre- and post- diagnosis) upon the individual and family, explore the issue of parental stress, discuss how our understanding of the impact of autism can have an input into service planning and delivery, appraising integrated services and the influence of policy changes on the support provided (clinically, socially and educationally).

  • PMAM02 Management of Autism and Related Conditions

    This module will explore the use of home based educational interventions to support the development of people with Autism and how these approaches could be incorporated within the clinical and social care services as part of an overall integrated management strategy. Additionally, this module will discuss how you can involve parents and caregivers in a supportive role for the management of Autism.

  • PMAM03 Foundations of Behaviour

    This module will introduce students to the concepts involved in the normal and abnormal development of the brain in terms of the physiological and psychological aspects. Additionally, it will explore how altered neurodevelopment is often described as a component of the behavioral aspects of Autism presentation. Furthermore, students will be introduced to the theoretical concepts of Behavioral Analysis and its role in the management of Autism.

  • PMAM04 Childhood and Adult Services for Autism and Related Conditions

    This module will explore and evaluate the issues for the provision of Autism related services (including clinical, social and educational) for children and adults with a suspected or actual diagnosis of Autism. Additionally, it will debate the process for the transition from childhood services to adult services to explore how current provision is reflective of need (or not) and how such a transition can be managed. Furthermore, it will evaluate recent policy initiatives in terms of how they can be incorporated and integrated into Autism related services.

  • PMAM05 Rights and Responsibilities for Autism and Related Conditions

    This module will explore various aspects of statutory law and its relevance to the provision of Autism related services: for example exploring the legal requirements outlined in The Autism Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998. Furthermore, often due to the some of the challenging behavior exhibited by people with Autism, it has been reported that they can have various levels of engagement with the criminal justice and other legal systems, and this module will explore the interaction between people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and legal system to examine the issues involved, to discuss how the criminal justice system is able to cope with the needs of people with Autism. Lastly, the module will critically review and discuss local and national policy directives relating to Autism.

  • PMAM06 Work Based Portfolio

    This module will allow students to review, appraise and evaluate the application of the knowledge gained throughout the programme within their own professional work environment by providing a portfolio of evidence that is supported by a reflective commentary.

  • PMNM03 Physiology and Disease

    This module will explore the various aspects of each physiological system in the human body to describe the normal functioning of these systems and to relate this to common pathologies from a diagnostic, assessment and management perspective. The main organ systems that will be examined are the Nervous System, Cardiovascular System, Respiratory System, Endocrine System, Renal System, Musculoskeletal System, Gastro-intestinal and Urinary Systems.

  • PMRM00 Introduction to the practice of Medical Physicists & Clinical Engineers in Health Care

    Provides a broad-based overview of the Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering discipline.

  • PMRM03 Research Leadership and Project Management

    This module explores the concepts, principles and applications of various approaches to research leadership and project management. This module focuses on analysing, identifying and developing personal qualities and strategies relating to research leadership. Through engagement in a range of activities aimed at developing self-awareness and insight, reflection, group skills and communication skills, students will be able to determine a personal development plan relating to continuing development in research leadership and project management.

  • PMRM04 Dissertation (Research)

    This module builds on the knowledge and skills developed in teaching components in part one of their relevent programme. Students will work independently in order to critically explore and add to the evidence base for a topic of relevance to their area of study.

  • PMRM07 Critical Appraisal and Evaluation (PT Research Only)

    This module will explore the key concepts and topics that are related to the research process from defining evidence based practice, reviewing the literature (systematic and narrative), formulating research questions, critical appraisal frameworks, research design (quantitative and qualitative), clinical audit and introduce the students to the application of data analysis.

  • PMZM11 Research leadership and project management

    This module explores the concepts, principles and applications of various approaches to research leadership and project management. This module focuses on analysing, identifying and developing personal qualities and strategies relating to research leadership. Through engagement in a range of activities aimed at developing self-awareness and insight, reflection, group skills and communication skills, students will be able to determine a personal development plan relating to continuing development in research leadership and project management.

  • PMZM14 Physiology and Disease

    This module will explore the various aspects of each physiological system in the human body to describe the normal functioning of these systems and to relate this to common pathologies from a diagnostic, assessment and management perspective. The main organ systems that will be examined are the Nervous System, Cardiovascular System, Respiratory System, Endocrine System, Renal System, Musculoskeletal System, Gastro-intestinal and Urinary Systems.

Supervision

  • The development and evaluation of a second-generation assessment tool to evaluate medicines online information. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Gareth Noble
    Other supervisor: Dr Kerina Jones
    Other supervisor: Dr Melanie Healy
  • 'Implementation of the Electronic Health Record systems in the Primary Healthcare Centres in Saudi Arabia' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Gareth Noble
    Other supervisor: Dr Melanie Healy
    Other supervisor: Dr Kerina Jones
  • Which genes could prove useful in the development of a biomarker for autism and how does the autistic community feel about the ASC genetics and research in the genetics of autism? (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Gareth Noble
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Gravenor
  • Evaluating the long term effects of BOBATH for the management of children with cerebral palsy. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Gareth Noble
    Other supervisor: Dr Alice Hoon
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Rees
    Other supervisor: Dr Melanie Healy
  • Telehealth Approach with ASD (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Gareth Noble
    Other supervisor: Dr Melanie Healy
  • Rights and Responsibilities: Are the safeguards contained in PACE (the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, 2006) adequate to protect the rights of individuals with autism entering the criminal justice system? (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Gareth Noble
    Other supervisor: Ms Jane Williams
    Other supervisor: Dr Suzanne Edwards
    Other supervisor: Dr Anthony Charles
  • The transitioning needs of students with autism pre-admission and throughout their studies (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Gareth Noble
    Other supervisor: Dr Claire Vogan Mccabe
  • Co-production in the delivery of Autism Services within post-16 education in South Wales (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Gareth Noble
    Other supervisor: Prof David Reynolds
    Other supervisor: Dr Alice Hoon