Areas of Expertise

  • Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) research
  • Mindfulness-based interventions research and teaching
  • Qualitative methods
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis research

Publications

  1. Severe flare as a predictor of poor outcome in ankylosing spondylitis: a cohort study using questionnaire and routine data linkage.
  2. The Cost of Ankylosing Spondylitis in the UK Using Linked Routine and Patient-Reported Survey Data. PLoS one
  3. Community led active schools programme (CLASP) exploring the implementation of health interventions inprimary schoolds: head teachers' perspectives.. BMC Public Health
  4. Headteachers' prior beliefs on child health and their engagement in school based health interventions: a qualitative study.. BMC Research Notes
  5. Patient perspectives of managing fatigue in Ankylosing Spondylitis, and views on potential interventions: a qualitative study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 14(1), 163

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Teaching

  • SHGM18 Foundations in Research

    The purpose of this module is to provide a critical understanding of the research process and methodological approaches to sound applied research. The module will be delivered in a systematic approach facilitating individual and group learning, and will stimulate the development of research skills that will enable learners to apply them in their work environment and contribute to strengthening the notion and implementation of evidence based practice.

  • SHGM66 Chronic Condition Management: Diabetes

    Diabetes has reached world wide epidemic proportions and is fast becoming the defining disease of the 21st century. It also represents a major challenge to health organizations in chronic disease management. This module provides the basis for health care professionals to deliver high quality multidisciplinary diabetes care is an accredited qualification in Diabetes Care from the Swansea University. The module enables students to extend their network of contacts with others working in diabetes care, share experiences and develop supportive relationships.

  • SHGM70 Chronic Condition Management: Diabetes

    Diabetes has reached world wide epidemic proportions and is fast becoming the defining disease of the 21st century. It also represents a major challenge to health organizations in chronic disease management. This module provides the basis for health care professionals to deliver high quality multidisciplinary diabetes care. The module enables students to extend their network of contacts with others working in diabetes care, share experiences and develop supportive relationships.

  • SHHM55 Introduction to Research, Evidence based Practice and Reflection for Physicians Associates

    This module will be a compulsory module within the MSc / Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) Physician¿s Associate Studies and reflects compulsory curriculum content. The module aims to introduce students to the main research paradigms including the principles of research, and the ability to appraise research to provide an evidence base for their personal practice. Students will also be introduced to reflective practice and its value in enabling reflection on clinical learning and the development of clinical competence.

  • SHVM46 Chronic Pain Management

    The experience of chronic pain has a major impact upon a person¿s quality of life and it can often limit their level of physical functioning. Therefore, it is important to have effective strategies and treatment options available to decide the best method of clinical intervention. There are two main approaches to chronic pain management ¿ pharmacological and non-pharmacological (i.e. electrotherapy, massage, acupuncture, etc). This module will examine each option in terms of its evidence base and clinical application.

Supervision

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    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Jaynie Rance
    Other supervisor: Dr Darren Edwards
    Other supervisor: Prof Deborah Fitzsimmons