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Dr Astrid Janssens

Senior Research Fellow

Kath Maguire

My research covers the understanding and support of health and social services in delivering efficient and effective care for children and young people with disabilities, mental or physical. It has always been important to involve service users (children, young people and their carers) in my research using participatory designs or methods (e.g. Action research). Patient and public involvement is the tenet of PenCRU (Peninsula Childhood Diasbility Research Unit) and thus a methodological a topic in its own; how to involve children and young people and their parents in each step of the research process. Currently, I’m working on the CHUMS project, an NIHR funded project, which will inform the NHS outcomes framework: what outcomes of NHS care should be measured for children with neurodisability? This work combines an exhaustive systematic review with the output from a qualitative study among children and young people with neurodisability and their parents and a Delphi survey with over 250 NHS health care professionals to determine which outcomes of NHS care should be measured for this population.

Upcoming Events

Apr
25

Search Advice Clinic for Systematic...

ITTC Building, Plymouth (Cafe area: please go to Reception on arrival where a member of the team will meet you)

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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May
08

Qualitative Research Advice Clinic for...

South Cloisters Room SC2.17, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

Whether you are a postgraduate student, academic or researcher you can book an appointment to speak...
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News

Exeter clinicians and researchers help shape proposals to improve stroke services in Northern Ireland

08 April 2019

Pioneering work by Professor Martin James, a senior NHS clinician for stroke services in Exeter...
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Successful home-based heart rehabilitation programme rolled out

08 April 2019

A new rehabilitation programme, which helps heart failure patients achieve better quality of life from...
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STARS launches second phase of Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Programme

04 April 2019

The first phase of The Supporting Teachers And childRen in Schools (STARS) programme, a randomised...
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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