CRIPACC DHRes student profiles

Current students

CRIPACC currently supports the following part-time DHRes students.


Doctorate in Health Research (DHRes) title

Claire Carter

Infant Sleep, SIDS and the mother-infant dyad: What do health care practitioners know and practice, and what is the mothers’ experience?

Professor Kathryn Almack
Dr Annabel Jay

Carl Clare The lived experience of the person diagnosed with Primary Hypoadrenalism (Addison's disease) Dr Gillian Craig
Dr Cheryl Holman
Udesha Davids

Monitoring the performance of skeletal axial and appendicular plain film reporting radiographers in clinical practice

Dr Aarthi Ramlaul
Professor Richard Price

SallyAnne Doyle-Caddick

GP screening to identify high functioning adults with autism spectrum disorder

Professor Brian Littlechild
Dr Shivani Sharma
Dr Chaz Simpson

Caroline Ashton

Engaging family carers in acute care through the journey of delirium in dementia

Professor Claire Goodman
Dr Jenni Lynch
Lynne Gordon

The lived experiences of men with early-stage prostate cancer when receiving information related to a course of radiotherapy in the UK

Dr Angela Dickinson
Professor Wendy Wills

Radica Hardyal

An exploration of the experiences of the sick woman during childbirth and the puerperium

Professor Kathryn Almack
Dr Rosemary Godbold

Helen Harte

Waiting for a Diagnosis: Women's Experiences of Living with Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Professor Kathryn Almack
Dr Karen Beeton

Catherine HonnahFemale Genital Mutilation: A Social and Cultural norm prevalent among girls and women in Sierra Leone, West Africa. How does Health Visitors in the United Kingdom, work with families to protect children and young people from harm Professor Shula Ramon
Dr Michele O'Grady
Anne Hunt

Learning from the Survivors of Sepsis

Professor Julia Jones
Dr Kate Young

Sarah Jardine

Organisational culture and the manual handling behaviour of front-line ambulance staff

Professor Julia Williams
Dr Charles Simpson

Caroline Kelly Middle-aged women's experience of receiving a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome in adulthood: an interpretative phenomenological analysis Professor Shula Ramon
Dr Shivani Sharma
Jeffrey Lucas

Developing a tool to assess Group B Streptococcus awareness in pregnancy

Dr Daksha Trivedi
Dr Michaela Cottee
Dr Chaz Simpson

Paul Maloret

Being a mental health inpatient: The experiences of adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions, a phenomenological study

Dr Tricia Scott
Dr Shivani Sharma

Sophia Mavrommatis

Patient’s experience of recovery following primary elective total knee replacement surgery

Dr Angela Dickinson
Dr Jenni Lynch

Godfrey Muchena

Accessing mental health services for the first time: the black African and Caribbean experience

Professor Shula Ramon
Dr Pieter Nel

Vijaya Rajoo-NaiduSupervision of practice-based assessment for advanced emergency nurse practitionerDr Denise Knight
Professor Karen Beeton
Stella Roberts Changes to midwifery care in light of better births Professor Kathyrn Almack
Dr Laura Abbott
Dawn Royall

Patient accounts of pressure ulcer prevention following fractured neck of femur

Dr Charles Simpson
Professor Hilary Thomas

Jane Say

Caring for those with Parkinson’s: The Impact of Social Networks on the Caring Role

Dr Angela Dickinson
Dr Charles Simpson

Meera Sharma

Investigating Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) patients perception on patient care within medical imaging (UK)

Dr Rosemary Godbold
Professor Richard Price

Clare Toon

Is it just me, or am I lonely? The experiences of health and loneliness in retired older adults

Dr Charles Simpson
Dr Zoe Aslanpour

Sandra TurnerProvision of healthcare services for Bronchiectasis: the views of patients and healthcare professionals

Dr Charles Simpson
Professor Julia Jones

Case studies

Dr Cathy Hamilton: What are Midwives Practices during the Second Stage of Labour?: A qualitative Study

Graduated, supervised by Professor Sally Kendall and Professor Fiona Brooks

“As a midwifery lecturer I really wanted my research to be grounded in practice rather than education. The professional doctorate offered me the opportunity to do this as well as guiding me in the research process. It takes a ‘step by step’ approach which is extremely helpful when trying to balance the demands of studying for a doctorate whilst also working full time. I really value the individual support offered by the academic team and the peer support from fellow students as we share our work and experiences. This approach helps me to stay focused on the project and keeps me on track: particularly valuable when undertaking such a long period of study over a number of years.”

Clare Toon: Is it just me, or am I lonely? The experiences of health and loneliness in retired older adults

Current student, supervised by Dr Charles Simpson and Dr Zoe Aslanpour

“Having successfully completed an MSc in Evidence-based Healthcare, the DHRes offered a welcome alternative approach to the traditional PhD route for my doctoral studies. Most appealing has been the cohort approach, in particular the residential sessions, which provide an invaluable opportunity to learn alongside and share experiences both with my own year group, and those following and ahead of me. These sessions have allowed me to immerse myself in all aspects of the research process and enabled me to experiment with and develop my ideas and writing style within a “safe” environment, surrounded by likeminded individuals.

The support offered by and shared between both my fellow students and academic tutors and supervisors has been reassuring throughout and given me the confidence and freedom to embrace the challenges posed by my doctoral journey. Furthermore, the flexibility and the structure of the DHRes programme fit well with and compliment my full-time job and personal commitments. Despite the challenges, the high points have by far outweighed the lows and I would highly recommend the programme to anyone considering doctoral study.”