Applied Health Research

Theme Leads: Ian Corrie and Dr Paul Miller

The Applied Health Research theme addresses centrally addresses work directly pertinent to the delivery of contemporary health and social care. Researchers working within this theme are typically concerned with all pragmatic aspects of modern health and wellbeing, not least biology, technology, policy and practice. AHR emphasises the utility of a wide range of skills and knowledge drawn from the professional healthcare practice, academic discourse and, particularly, the interaction of the two when exploring such matters as professional-client interaction in challenging circumstances, the development of medical expertise and the changing character of contemporary healthcare workplaces.

Our current portfolio of research includes:

Sub themes:

Two networks sit within this theme:

Examples of recent research

Litchfield, D. and Donovan, T. (2018) ‘Expecting the initial glimpse: prior target knowledge activation or repeated search does not eliminate scene preview search benefits’, Journal of Cognitive Psychology. Available at: (Accessed: 14 December 2018).

Donovan, T. et al. (2018) ‘Continuous versus intermittent antibiotics for bronchiectasis’, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (6). doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012733.pub2. 

Wallcook S, Morris K (2018) ‘Supporting Digital Health and Digital Inclusion: An Occupational Therapy Perspective’, The Journal of Corporate Citizenship DOI: 10.9774/T& 

Hampson, C., & Morris, K. (2018) ‘Research into the Experience of Dementia: Methodological and Ethical Challenges’ Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 1(1), 15-19. American Association for Science and Technology.

Waring, L., Miller, P.K., Sloane, C. and Bolton, G. (2018) 'Charting the practical dimensions of understaffing from a managerial perspective: The everyday shape of the UK’s sonographer shortage', Ultrasound, 26(4). pp.206-213. doi: 10.1177/1742271X18772606.

Small, K., Relph, N. (2017) ‘Musculoskeletal Injury Rates in Multiday Marathon Runners Performing Ten Consecutive Marathons on a Repeat Course’, Journal of Athletic Enhancement.

Marshall, A., Bidmead, E. (2018) ‘Using Telemedicine in Practice and Implications for Workforce Development’, International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care.

Van de Rakt, J., McCarthy-Grunwald, S. (2018) ‘Possible treatment for the Pisa-Syndrome by Parkinson disease. A case report’, Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology.

Sellami, M., Slimeni, O., Pokrywka, A., Kuvačić, G., Hayes, L. D., Milic, M., & Padulo, J. (2018) ‘ Herbal medicine for sports: a review’, Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 15(1), 14.

Borges da Costa, A., Cox, D. (2018) A experiência do significado na dança circular. Journal of Occupational Science 25:3, iii-xvi, DOI:  10.1080/14427591.2018.1469380.

Howe, L., North, J., Waldron, M. and Bampouras, T., (2018) ‘Reliability of independent kinetic variables and measures of inter-limb asymmetry associated with bilateral drop-landing performance’, International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports, 7(3), pp.32-47.