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Dr Gretchen Bjornstad

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Kath Maguire

I joined PenCRU, a childhood disability research unit within PenCLAHRC, in February 2017 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. All of the research conducted at PenCRU is done in collaboration with a Family Faculty, which is involved at every stage. I am currently working on writing plain language evidence summaries in response to questions submitted by parents of children with disabilities and practitioners who work with them. I am also working on the development and evaluation of an intervention to improve the health and wellbeing of parent carers of children with disabilities.

Prior to this my work has been focused on the evaluation of interventions for reducing emotional and behavioural problems in children. I specialise in trials and systematic reviews of interventions. I also have experience working with children in residential treatment settings and as a family counsellor.

Upcoming Events

Feb
26

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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Feb
27

HEE/NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship...

Rolle 001, University of Plymouth Main Campus

A free workshop for any allied health professionals, nurses or midwives considering applying for a...
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News

Home-based cardiac rehabilitation for heart failure improves quality of life

11 February 2019

Despite the proven effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation programmes in reducing readmissions and risk of death...
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HSMA Presentation Seminar is a huge success

06 February 2019

Dr Daniel Chalk, PenCLAHRC’s Lead for the Health Services Modelling Associates (HSMA) Programme, considers the HSMA...
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Stroke patients to be admitted to hospitals with 24/7 specialist stroke care

24 January 2019

Stroke is a very serious medical emergency and expert care needs to be rapidly accessed...
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News

Research Projects

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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ADAPT: Accelerated Design and Programme Testing

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

The research involves adapting aspects of Family Nurse Partnership, an evidence-based programme for young mothers...
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Research Projects