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Staff Profile

Dr Chris Morris

Senior Research Fellow

Kath Maguire

I lead the research unit PenCRU, which undertakes a programme of applied health services research aimed at identifying ways to improve the health and wellbeing of disabled children and their families. PenCRU receives core funding through a grant from the UK charity Cerebra, and seeks further funding to carry out specific major research projects. The goals of PenCRU are consistent with the broader mission of PenCLAHRC, whilst being focused on childhood disability research. PenCRU involves families of disabled children as partners in all the activities of the unit through our Family Faculty. The vision for PenCRU is to work in partnership with families, clinicians and commissioners as the principal users of our research findings.

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Contact by phone
01392 262980

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Child Health

Projects

Non pharmacological interventions for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) delivered in school settings: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative research

Peer Support

CHUMS

What are the benefits and costs of providing peer support to parents of disabled children?

Informing the NHS outcomes framework: what outcomes of NHS care should be measured for children with neurodisability?

Sleep positioning for children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review

The effects of elimination and supplementation diets on symptoms of ADHD

Non-pharmacological interventions for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in school settings

Hospital Communications

Changing Agendas on Sleep, Treatment and Learning in Epilepsy - A long term condition of children (CASTLE)

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

Publications

Why it is crucial to involve families in all stages of childhood disability research

Peer support for parents of children with chronic disabling conditions: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative studies

Meeting the Information Needs of Families of children with chronic health conditions

Towards a definition of neurodisability: a Delphi survey

Communicating with disabled children when inpatients: Barriers and facilitators identified by parents and professionals in a qualitative study

Involving disabled children and young people as partners in research: a systematic review

A Systematic Review of Generic Multidimensional Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Children, Part I: Descriptive Characteristics

A Systematic Review of Generic Multidimensional Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Children, Part II: Evaluation of Psychometric Performance of English-Language Versions in a General Population

Meaningful health outcomes for paediatric neurodisability: stakeholder prioritisation and appropriateness of patient reported outcome measures

Development of the Oxford ankle foot questionnaire: finding out how children are affected by foot and ankle problems

Resources for parents raising a disabled child in the UK

Peer support for parents of disabled children part 2: how organizational and process factors influence shared experience in a one-to-one service, a qualitative study

Meaningful health outcomes for paediatric neurodisability: Stakeholder prioritisation and appropriateness of patient reported outcome measures.

Core Health Outcomes In Childhood Epilepsy (CHOICE): protocol for the selection of a core outcome set

Children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a cross-sectional study

Rasch analysis of the Chedoke-McMaster Attitudes towards Children with Handicaps scale

"Interventions utilising contact with people with disabilities to improve children's attitudes towards disability: A systematic review and meta-analysis"

What are the benefits and costs of providing peer support to parents of disabled children

The experience of disabled children as inpatients: a structured review and synthesis of qualitative studies reporting the views of children, parents and professionals

Sleep positioning for children with cerebral palsy (Protocol)

The association between children’s contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a systematic review

Peer support for parents of disabled children part 1: perceived outcomes of a one-to-one service, a qualitative study

Peer support for parents of disabled children part 1: perceived outcomes of a one-to-one service, a qualitative study.

Improving communication between staff and disabled children in hospital wards: testing the feasibility of a training intervention developed through intervention mapping

Variation in referral and access to new psychological therapy services by age: an empirical quantitative study

End-user involvement in a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative research of non-pharmacological interventions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) delivered in school settings: reflections on the impacts and challenges.

Measurement properties of multidimensional patient-reported outcome measures in neurodisability: a systematic review of evaluation studies

Sleep positioning for children with cerebral palsy

Non-pharmacological interventions for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) delivered in school settings: systematic reviews of quantitative and qualitative research

Upcoming Events

Jun
28

Search Advice Clinic for Systematic...

Room 2.35, South Cloisters, St Lukes 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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Jul
03

PPI Advice Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters

Patient and Public Involvement Clinic What? These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC PPI Team manage and respond...
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News

New research will evaluate ways to improve continence for disabled children

21 June 2018

Learning to manage going to the toilet independently is an important milestone in child development....
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Hypnosis may help reduce distress of cancer treatment in children

19 June 2018

Hypnosis could help to reduce the fear of medical procedures in children and young people...
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Job Opportunity – PenCLAHRC Research Fellow (Information Specialist)

15 June 2018

The University of Plymouth are looking to recruit a Research Fellow (Information Specialist) within PenCLAHRC. The key purpose of...
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News

Research Projects

UNTEST

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine

How can we help GPs make better use of thyroid function tests?
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Sharing Evidence Routine for a Patient Centred Plan of Action (SHERPA)

Theme: Person-Centred Care

This project aims to offer a structured approach for GP trainees to manage consultations with...
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Research Projects