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Prof Bridget Young BA, PhD, C Psychol.

Professor of Psychology; Academic Lead – Communication for Clinical Practice Health Services Research

    Research

    Overview

    My research focuses on psychological processes in healthcare and clinical research, with the overall goal of improving patient care. I specialise in the use of qualitative methods to investigate ways to improve treatments and services, patient-practitioner communication, and recruitment and consent to clinical trials. This includes learning from the perspectives of patients and other stakeholders to enhance clinical research. I also have longstanding research interests in understanding and addressing the difficulties affecting children and families with complex physical and mental healthcare needs.

    Research Grants

    Better Care Northern Partnership

    HEALTH DATA RESEARCH UK

    May 2020 - March 2023

    NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR), LIVERPOOL CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP (UK)

    October 2019 - September 2024

    Outcomes and Predictors of Outcome for Children and Young People Referred to UK Gender Identity Development Services: A Longitudinal Investigation

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    February 2019 - January 2023

    Phase 3 evaluation of PET-guided, Response-Adapted therapy in patients with previously untreated, high tumour burden follicular lymphoma (PETReA)

    CANCER RESEARCH UK (CRUK) (UK)

    November 2016 - November 2021

    Developing theory based behaviour change interventions to minimise drop-out in randomised trials

    CHIEF SCIENTIST OFFICE SCOTLAND (UK)

    August 2017 - September 2019

    Personalised assessment and intervention packages for children with conduct problems in child mental health services

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    January 2016 - September 2019

    SAVER - Sodium valproate for epigenetic reprogramming in the management of high risk oral epithelial dysplasia

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    January 2018 - June 2023

    Patient-centred trials: developing measures to improve the experience of people taking part in clinical trials

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    February 2018 - July 2019

    CONservative TReatment of Appendicitis in Children – a randomised controlled Trial.

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    July 2016 - October 2018

    The TRECA study: TRials Engagement in Children and Adolescents

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    February 2016 - July 2020

    MIROR Methods in research on research

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    March 2016 - February 2020

    From evidence to guidance on patient recruitment to clinical research in intensive care units.

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    September 2016 - May 2020

    Radiation versus observation following surgical resection of Atypical Meningioma: a randomised controlled trial (The ROAM trial).

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    November 2014 - March 2026

    Methods for Patient and Public Involvement in Clinical Trials: A Research Priority and Agenda Setting Exercise.

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    October 2015 - May 2017

    North West Hub for Trial Methodology Research (NWHTMR)

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    October 2008 - August 2014

    Adverse Drug Reactions in Children.

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    December 2007 - April 2013

    Paediatric Accrual and Recruitment Workshop

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    December 2010 - November 2012

    North West Research Design Services (Phase 2).

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    April 2015 - September 2018

    Alleviating Emotional Distress in Adolescent Survivors of Cancer

    CLIC SARGENT

    September 2009 - March 2012

    Quality of life and childhood disability.

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    September 2004 - February 2006

    Development of Alcohol-Related Aggression Scripts and Alcohol-Related Aggression in Alcohol-Naive Adolescents.

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    April 2014 - September 2017

    Development of a quality assessment tool for core outcome set development

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    October 2014 - December 2017

    Process in recruitment to randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of medicines for children.

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    December 2007 - May 2010

    Relationships Between Parents and Practitioners Regarding Children with Leukaemia: the Rapport Study.

    CANCER RESEARCH UK (CRUK) (UK)

    October 2006 - November 2009