Shivani Sharma and John Done are conducting research that focuses on factors that impact health outcomes in people affected by long-term conditions. This arises from seminal work in the University’s Centre for Lifespan and Chronic Illness Research (CLiCIR), founded by Done and now continuing in our Centre for Health Service Research under the heading of Basic Clinical Science.
Dr. Sharma has a particular interest in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) including health inequalities and developing patient centred care-pathways. She is currently leading a programme of work aimed at specifying pragmatic ways in which to screen for, diagnose and treat depression in patients undergoing haemodialysis (HD) but where language and or cultural barriers impede the identification, diagnosis and management of low mood. She was a key partner in the first UK pilot of the CKD Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM) in Gujarati and Urdu. In parallel, she is actively researching health interventions in vulnerable groups such as children with autism. A key theme that spans all of her work is the effective integration of patients and members of the public in the conception, design and implementation of research.
Shivani is a member of the National Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Transplant Alliance, and a Visiting Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health, Delhi India.
John Done is conducting research into Psychological factors in rheumatoid arthritis