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Abi Hall

PhD Student

Kath Maguire

Having worked clinically as a physiotherapist in the NHS for the last 12 years, I have now entered into full time education to undertake a PhD. My clinical experience involves working in both acute and primary care settings, primarily within elderly rehabilitation.

While working in a variety of different settings, I developed an interest in the physiotherapy treatment for people with hip fracture and how this rehabilitation varies according to other co-morbidities. In particular the rehabilitation of people with dementia who fracture their hip. The apparent paucity of evidence to support physiotherapy interventions for this population has led me to undertake a PhD aimed at exploring and developing a complex intervention to improve their management.

To find out more, please visit the PhD project page.
 

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Sep
25

Person-centred coordinated care theory building...

Bircham room ITTC building , Plymouth Science Park

On 25th September Debra Westlake and Dr. Helen Lloyd are running a Person-centred coordinated care (P3C) theory...
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Sep
27

Searching and Review Clinic

ITTC Building, Plymouth

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Research shows weight loss can be boosted fivefold thanks to novel mental imagery technique

24 September 2018

Overweight people who used a new motivational intervention called Functional Imagery Training (FIT) lost an...
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PenCHORD teach at international summer school focused on economical modelling in healthcare

20 September 2018

This August saw the first International Summer School Riga (ISSR), which was hosted and organised...
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Stroke doubles dementia risk, concludes large-scale study

31 August 2018

People who have had a stroke are around twice as likely to develop dementia, according...
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Research Projects

Nature on prescription

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

This project aims to provide evidence to better understand the impact of nature-based group activities...
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Adapting the Chance UK mentoring programme

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

The Chance UK mentoring programme is for children in London aged 5-11 years who are...
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Research Projects