Here you will find news articles and blogs featuring many of our research activity nurses, midwives and allied health professionals as they explain why being involved in research is important to them, and how to #MakeSpace4Research.
Claire Marcroft is a Clinical Academic Neonatal Physiotherapist at the Newcastle Hospitals currently undertaking a PhD focusing on ‘Improving neonatal follow-up for preterm infants and their families.’
In this blog Claire tells us all about her work and how she juggles her clinical role with her passion for clinical academic research.
Dr James Faraday, Speech and Language Therapist, has successfully completed his National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) funded PhD on the topic of “Improving mealtime care for people with dementia: A training intervention for care homes”.
Kathryn Walker, Clinical Research Nurse, has had her article Capturing Patient Experience accepted for publication in Nursing Standard.
To write the piece, Kathryn has been reviewing for a few journals over a number of years, and last year an editor from the Nursing Standard approached her to write an article that drew on her experience of working in research.
Dr Linda Tinkler – Trust Lead for NMAHPs Research – recently received her Doctorate.
She explains how her PhD explored the inextricable links between how we deliver research and how we develop our staff to work as part of a thriving research culture, and why making them work in synergy is so important to the future of our healthcare landscape.
Sam Browne is an advanced practitioner physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal conditions, in particular those causing chronic and persistent pain.
Through his research Sam seeks to support patients to self manage and improve their experience with a specific focus on access for minority and disadvantaged groups.
Paediatric dietitian Paige Alsop specialises in the nutritional needs of children and young people with cystic fibrosis and has been awarded Newcastle’s first RDI Embedded Researcher Fellowship.
Paige and her colleagues in Newcastle’s children’s cystic fibrosis team seek to better understand the short and long term implications of a ground-breaking new treatment.
Heather Williams is a Nurse Consultant within the Chronic Pain and Neuromodulation team at Newcastle Hospitals.
Heather’s clinical work within the Chronic Pain team focusses mainly on neuromodulation, and she has a strong research interest in this area.
Here we shine a spotlight on Heather’s clinical and research journey.
Anne McDonnell is a Nurse Specialist in Children’s Allergy with a specific interest in the emotional and mental health needs of parents of children with food allergies.
She hopes her research help colleagues to address parents’ needs which are central to both the child and parents’ wellbeing which in turn have an impact on children’s outcomes.
Diane Sellstrom is head of the speech and language therapy department at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital where she specialises in head and neck cancers.
She has been awarded an NIHR ARC NENC Fellowship to explore pathways of care and decision-making for this complex and vulnerable group of patients.
David Bourne is a dietitian specialising in the nutritional needs of patients with pancreatic disease.
He was recently awarded a NIHR Doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship which will provide the support he needs to develop an evidence based, patient centred model of nutritional care for people with chronic pancreatitis.
Paul McCallion is physiotherapist in respiratory medicine at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital.
He has been awarded an NIHR Doctoral Academic Clinical Fellowship which will support research into bronchiectasis working collaboratively with patients to develop non-invasive techniques to clear the airways.
Dr Lisa Robinson is an Allied Health Professional Consultant at the RVI’s Great North Trauma and Emergency Centre.
Lisa has been awarded Newcastle’s first RDI Chief Nurse Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship and aims to co-designing an intervention to prevent the sedentary behaviours that contribute to hospital-associated deconditioning in older adults.
Róisín Fallen-Bailey is a physiotherapist in general surgery at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital.
In this blog, Róisín describes how she was impassioned by research to develop a staff training resource to help prevent inpatient deconditioning.
Marika Nemeckova is an intensive care nurse at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.
In this blog Marika explains how her dedication for research and a determination to pursue her passion has led to successful research career.
Linda Tinker, Trust Lead for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Research explains why it is so important to offer ‘Sherpa-like’ support to navigate the research landscape.
Linda’s Blog is reproduced with kind permission from the British Journal of Nursing, May 2022, Vol 31, No 8