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 Group Membership
- 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.