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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

External links
Peninsula Cerebra Research Unit (PenCRU)
www.pencru.org

Projects

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

The effects of elimination and supplementation diets on symptoms of ADHD

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

Peer Support

CHUMS

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

Sleep positioning for children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review

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)

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.

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.

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

May
03

PPI Advice Clinic

Plymouth, ITTC Building (PL6 8BX)

Whatever your query, from finding out more about Patient and Public Involvement to creating a PPI...
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May
09

Searching and Review Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters (Room 2.35)

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

News

Dr Nick Axford appointed as Associate Professor

21 April 2017

Dr Nick Axford joins PenCLAHRC this week as Associate Professor in Health Services and will...
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Want to stay mentally healthy in older age? Stimulate your brain in early life

20 April 2017

Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education...
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Job Opportunity - Trial Manager

10 April 2017

The University of Exeter Medical School is seeking a Trial Manager to take a lead...
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News

Research Projects

Comprehensive Mouth Care and Post-operative Pneumonia (CUPPA)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

A pilot study to see if comprehensive mouth-care reduces the incidence of post-operative pneumonia in...
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Changing Agendas on Sleep, Treatment and Learning in Epilepsy - A long term condition of children (CASTLE)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

PenCRU and the Evidence Synthesis Team are working with families, charities and health professionals specialising...
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Research Projects