CRIPACC DHRes student profiles

Current students

CRIPACC currently supports the following part-time DHRes students.


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?

Dr Annabel Jay
Professor Keith Sullivan

Carl ClareThe 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 Patricia Scott
Professor Richard Price

Sally Anne Doyle Caddick

GP screening to identify high functioning adults with autism spectrum disorder

Professor Brian Littlechild
Dr Shivani Sharma
Dr Chaz Simpson

Caroline Ashton-Gough

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 Hilary Thomas
Dr Rosemary Godbold

Helen Harte

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

Professor Hilary Thomas
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 harmProfessor Shula Ramon
Dr Gloria Rowland
Anne Hunt

Learning from the Survivors of Sepsis

Dr Julia Jones
Dr Kate Young
Professor Hilary Thomas

Sarah Jardine

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

Professor Julia Williams
Dr Charles Simpson

Caroline KellyMiddle-aged women's experience of receiving a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome in adulthood: an interpretative phenomenological analysisProfessor 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 Patricia Scott
Dr Shivani Sharma

Sophia Mavrommatis

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

Professor Hilary Thomas
Dr Angela Dickinson

Godfrey Muchena

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

Dr Shulamit Ramon
Dr Pieter Nel

Tshephang Pilatwe

Exploring registered mental health nurses knowledge, attitudes and awareness of dementia and end of life care

Dr Charles Simpson
Professor Brian Littlechild

Vijaya Rajoo-Naidu

Supervision of practice-based assessment for advanced emergency nurse practitioners

Dr Patricia Scott
Dr Kathryn Young
Professor Julia Williams

Esa Rintakorpi

Measuring, reporting and evaluating the Emergency Department service Experience: The staff perspective

Dr Patricia Scott
Dr Maxine Offredy

Stella RobertsChanges to midwifery care in light of better birthsProfessor Kathryn Almack
Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent
Professor Wendy Wills

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 Desiree O'Leary
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 Turner

Provision of healthcare services for Bronchiectasis: the views of the patients and healthcare professionals

Professor Hilary Thomas
Dr Patricia Scott

Case studies

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

Current student, 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.”