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Prof Bridget Young BA, PhD, C Psychol.

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



    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
    • Personalised assessment and intervention packages for children with conduct problems in child mental health services
    • SAVER - Sodium valproate for epigenetic reprogramming in the management of high risk oral epithelial dysplasia
    • Patient-centred trials: developing measures to improve the experience of people taking part in clinical trials
    • CONservative TReatment of Appendicitis in Children – a randomised controlled Trial.
    • The TRECA study: TRials Engagement in Children and Adolescents
    • MIROR Methods in research on research
    • From evidence to guidance on patient recruitment to clinical research in intensive care units.
    • Radiation versus observation following surgical resection of Atypical Meningioma: a randomised controlled trial (The ROAM trial).
    • Methods for Patient and Public Involvement in Clinical Trials: A Research Priority and Agenda Setting Exercise.
    • North West Hub for Trial Methodology Research (NWHTMR)
    • Adverse Drug Reactions in Children.
    • Paediatric Accrual and Recruitment Workshop
    • North West Research Design Services (Phase 2).
    • Alleviating Emotional Distress in Adolescent Survivors of Cancer
    • Quality of life and childhood disability.
    • Development of Alcohol-Related Aggression Scripts and Alcohol-Related Aggression in Alcohol-Naive Adolescents.
    • Development of a quality assessment tool for core outcome set development
    • Process in recruitment to randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of medicines for children.
    • Relationships Between Parents and Practitioners Regarding Children with Leukaemia: the Rapport Study.

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