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Mrs Michelle Maden MA, PGCert (T&LHE)

Research Associate Evidence Synthesis Health Services Research


    Personal Statement

    I have recently submitted my thesis (Dec 2018) which aims to help systematic reviewers, particularly those unfamiliar with health inequalities, to consider health inequalities in evidence synthesis. I have developed a novel approach using two theoretical perspectives (complex interventions and health inequalities) to inform a theory-led meta-framework to help inform considerations of if, and how, socio-economic status (SES) may moderate intervention effectiveness. Four key domains (intervention design, implementation, context, participant response) and factors associated with differential effects across SES populations were identified. SES theories also identify mechanisms associated with the four key domains.

    I also play a key role in the delivery of our Evidence for Change programme. I specialise in teaching systematic review methodologies related to information retrieval and quality assessment.

    I have over 12 years experience of teaching systematic review methodologies in higher education and supervision of Masters students undertaking systematic reviews for their dissertation. I am a qualified information specialist and have over 18 years experience in leading information retrieval elements to inform different types of evidence synthesis (e.g. systematic reviews, realist reviews, reviews of complex interventions, critical interpretive synthesis). I have published systematic reviews and systematic review methodological papers. I also have a keen interest in teaching and learning pedagogy and e-learning.

    A complete list of my publications can be found on ResearchGate.

    Collaborations: LRiG | NIHR CLAHRC North West Coast

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