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Staff Profile

Alison Bethel

Information Specialist

Kath Maguire

As part of the Information Specialist Team I develop search strategies and run searches for the systematic review projects which I am involved with. I work primarily within the Evidence Synthesis Team of PenCLAHRC. I also work alongside my colleagues to provide training and advice on systematic literature searching.

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Contact by phone
01392 726040

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Information Science

Projects

Community pharmacist home visits for elderly and/or vulnerable populations

Methods to synthesise evidence of implementation and knowledge translation

Effectiveness of mealtime interventions in elderly people living in residential care

Impact of Using Outdoor Spaces on the Physical and Mental Well-Being of Those With Dementia

Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy in vascular disease

Physical Activity in Older Adults

The effects of elimination and supplementation diets on symptoms of ADHD

Effects of animals on the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes

Effectiveness of TNFa inhibitors to reduce depression in chronic physical illness

A systematic review of the health and well-being impacts of school gardening: synthesis of quantitative and qualitative evidence

Telephone consultation follow-up following routine surgery

Pharmacological, psychosocial and dietary interventions for children with recurrent abdominal pain

Social Prescribing - Effective Mechanisms for Social Prescribing

Parent-to-Parent Support Interventions for Parents of Babies Cared for in a Neonatal unit (PaReNt)

What are the effects of 'robopets' on the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes? A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence

Publications

Effectiveness of mealtime interventions on behaviour symptoms of people with dementia living in care homes: A systematic review

Searching for the evidence

School exclusion in children with psychiatric disorder or impairing psychopathology: A systematic review

What Is the Impact of Using Outdoor Spaces Such as Gardens on the Physical and Mental Well-Being of Those With Dementia? A Systematic Review of Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence.

A checklist to assess database-hosting platforms for designing and running searches for systematic reviews

Development and testing of a MEDLINE search filter for identifying patient and public involvement in health research

Locating qualitative studies in dementia on MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO: A comparison of search strategies

Locating qualitative studies in dementia on MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO: A comparison of search strategies

Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy in vascular disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

What approaches to social prescribing work, for whom, and in what circumstances? A protocol for a realist review

Techniques for Modifying Impulsive Processes Associated with Unhealthy Eating: A Systematic Review

Multiple component interventions for preventing falls and fall-related injuries among older people: systematic review and meta-analysis

Tumour necrosis factor α inhibitor therapy in chronic physical illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect on depression and anxiety

A systematic review of the health and well-being impacts of school gardening: synthesis of quantitative and qualitative evidence

Orthotics and taping in the management of vertebral fractures in people with osteoporosis: a systematic review

Attention restoration theory: a systematic review of the attention restoration potential of exposure to natural environments

Psychosocial interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Dietary interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Pharmacological interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Psychosocial interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Pharmacological interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Recurrent abdominal pain in children: summary evidence from three systematic reviews of treatment effectiveness

Recurrent abdominal pain in children: summary evidence from three systematic reviews of treatment effectiveness

Effectiveness of mealtime interventions on nutritional outcomes for the elderly living in residential care: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Whole systems approaches to improving the health and wellbeing of healthcare workers: A systematic review

Upcoming Events

Jun
04

Searching and Review Clinic

South Cloisters 2.35, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Jun
13

Searching and Review Clinic

South Cloisters 2.35, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Calendar

News

Publication of findings from the National Survey of Local NHS Innovation and Research Needs

20 May 2019

The AHSN Network, NHS England and the NIHR commissioned ComRes to conduct a survey that...
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‘Robopets’ may be beneficial for care home residents

15 May 2019

Robotic pets that respond to human interaction can benefit the health and wellbeing of older...
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2019 PhD Studentships Announced

10 May 2019

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Allied Health Research and Care...
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News

Research Projects

Social Prescribing - Understanding what works in, and supporting provision of, nature - based therapeutic interventions for people with an identifiable mental illness

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments

We have been awarded funding from DEFRA to identify what works in the use of...
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Social Prescribing - Cornwall and Plymouth Researcher in Residence

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments

Evaluation work by a Researcher in Residence to assess implementation, reach, scope and acceptability of...
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Research Projects