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PhD
Exploration of identities and associated mental health symptomology

Exploration of identities and associated mental health symptomology

What we are doing: In recent years, trans identities have shifted from simply male and female to include a range of gender expressions, many of which fall outside of binary ge…
PhD
Exploring the perceptions of autistic people, their families and staff of social communication

Exploring the perceptions of autistic people, their families and staff of social communication

What we are doing: The research is a multi-method design involving qualitative interviews and video-ethnographic methods. The former will investigate what autistic individuals…
PhD
Facebook groups for traumatic birth: exploring women’s experiences of digital peer support

Facebook groups for traumatic birth: exploring women’s experiences of digital peer support

What we are doing: This study aims to explore women’s experiences of participating in Facebook groups following a traumatic birth. We are conducting interviews with three g…
PhD
Implementing evidence-based rural community stroke services

Implementing evidence-based rural community stroke services

What we are doing: A realist evaluation of three exemplar community stroke services in rural England is being conducted in order to identify underlying mechanisms that facilit…
PhD
Investigating the acute effect of alternative forms of physical activity in a multi-ethnic population

Investigating the acute effect of alternative forms of physical activity in a multi-ethnic population

What we are doing: To investigate the effects of yoga on postprandial glucose and insulin control in a multi-ethnic population at risk of type 2 diabetes and to compare these…
PhD
Keeping adults physically active

Keeping adults physically active

What we are doing: The investigators have developed a complex evidence-based intervention that aims to engage older adults in positive physical activity behaviours after the c…
PhD
Long-term conditions: an expert partnership?

Long-term conditions: an expert partnership?

What we are doing: This study explored how people share knowledge within healthcare environments. It was particularly interested in understanding how the concept of expertise…
PhD
Maintaining and regaining independence with tasks for people with dementia in hospital

Maintaining and regaining independence with tasks for people with dementia in hospital

What we are doing: We are developing an evidence-based intervention/rehabilitation programme led by occupational therapists to help people with dementia retain independence wi…
PhD
Multimorbidity and life expectancy: role of physical activity

Multimorbidity and life expectancy: role of physical activity

What we are doing: We are using the UK Biobank dataset, which is one of the world’s largest Biobank cohorts designed to improve the prevention and treatment of long-term dis…

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