We have seven active research groups in the Centre for Research in Health and Society, the work of these groups is outlined below.
Healthy Ageing Research Team
The healthy ageing research team (HART) is a multidisciplinary research group that is open to anyone to join. We are interested in researching how to promote longer and higher quality lives for all older adults.
Our current research is focussing on perceptions of ageing in the north of England and evidence of how the wider determinants of health impact on older adults.
To join please contact Professor Kaz Stuart at email@example.com
Rehabilitation and Healthy Lives Research Group
Some of our outputs include:
- Morris K, Ward, K. (2018). “The implementation of a new conceptual framework for occupational engagement in forensic settings: feasibility and application to occupational therapy practice”, Mental Health Review Journal.23(4), pp.308-319, DOI: 0.1108/MHRJ-03-2018-0007.
- Hampson C, Morris K(2018). “Research into the Experience of Dementia: Methodological and Ethical Challenges”, Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 1(1), pp15-19.
- Armstrong R (2019). The relationship between the functional movement screen, star excursion balance test and the Beighton score in dancers. The Physician and Sports Medicine, 48 (1): 53-62. doi.org/10.1080/00913847.2019.1624658
- Speariett S, Armstrong R(2019) The relationship between the golf-specific movement screen and golf performance. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 29 (4): 425-435. doi:10.1123/jsr.2018-0441
Trauma and Abuse Research Group
The Trauma and Abuse Research Group is a place for students, practitioners and staff to share research about all forms of trauma and abuse.
Staff publications include:
- Bates, E. A.(2020). “The whole time was like walking on egg shells”: A qualitative examination of men’s experiences of violence and control from female partners. Psychology of Men and Masculinity.
- Bates, E.A.& Taylor, J.C. (Eds.). (2019). Intimate partner violence: New perspectives in research and practice. Oxon: Taylor & Francis, Routledge.
- Bates, E. A.(2019). “I am still afraid of her”: Men’s experiences of post-separation abuse. Partner Abuse.
- Bates, E. A. (2019). “No one would ever believe me”: An exploration of the impact of intimate partner violence victimization on men. Psychology of Men and Masculinity.For more information please contact Julie Taylor and Liz Bates.
Systematic Review Group
The systematic review group welcomes any academic member of staff with an interest in undertaking a systematic review. A systematic review is an ideal way to inform evidence-based practice and decision making, they are also useful to help underpin any research grant application. They can result in publications which are eligible for the Research Excellence Framework (REF). The aim of the group is to primarily provide methodological support and advice, we also have links with other universities in the North West. We are not limited to Cochrane reviews, although we do advocate their approach to undertaking systematic reviews.
- Armstrong, R. and Relph, N., 2018. Screening tools as a predictor of injury in dance: systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Sports medicine-open, 4(1), pp.1-28. (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40798-018-0146-z)
- Relph, N, Greaves, H, Armstrong R, Gichuru, P, Prior T, Griffiths I, Spencer, S, Dey, P, Langley, B (2019). Running shoes for preventing lower limb running injuries in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (7). https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013368
- Donovan T, Milan SJ, Wang R, Banchoff E, Bradley P, Crossingham I. Anti‐IL‐5 therapies for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD013432. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013432.pub2
- Donovan T, Felix LM, Chalmers JD, Milan SJ, Mathioudakis AG, Spencer S. Continuous versus intermittent antibiotics for bronchiectasis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD012733. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012733.pub2
Practitioner Action Research and Creative Methods Group
This research group supports anyone internally or externally to engage in practitioner action research of all types and to use creative methods more widely.
Some examples of staff publications include:
- Bates, E. A., McCann, J. J., Kaye, L. K. & Taylor, J. C. (2017) “Beyond Words”: A researcher’s guide to using photo elicitation in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology.
- Hayes, T.A. (2020). ‘We’re ALL in the Wild: Inclusive, creative ways to support young people to discover local outdoor spaces.’ Impact. London: The Chartered College of Teaching.
- Larmour, C.; Larmour, L. and Hayes, T.A. (2021. Craft Elicitation: Connecting and finding meaning through craft. BERA Blog. London: British Educational Research Association. Available at https://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/craft-elicitation-connecting-and-finding-meaning-through-craft
- Hardacre, C (2011) Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. An action research project considering the use of task based learning in the adult literacy classroom. Through the Looking Glass: Reflective Research in Post Compulsory Education.Preston: UCLAN
For more information please contact Charlotte Hardacre at firstname.lastname@example.org
Narrative Research Group
The narrative research group encourages staff to explore different approaches to story and narratives as approaches to conduct research. For more information please contact Tracy Hayes on email@example.com.