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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

May
01

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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May
15

Searching and Review Clinic

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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News

Improving health care pathways for patients with chronic conditions

05 April 2018

PenCLAHRC Senior Research Fellow, Dr Helen Lloyd, has spoken to the BBC about the impacts...
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Partner in Focus - Devon Partnership NHS Trust

29 March 2018

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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Does brain function really decline after hip and knee surgery?

28 March 2018

A new study due to launch in the South West aims to explore if brain...
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News

Research Projects

How can schools best support parents' engagement in their children's learning?

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

This project aims to address how schools can best engage parents in their children’s learning....
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What are the effects of 'robopets' on the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes? A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

A systematic review that aims to create a state-of-knowledge synthesis on the impact of robopet-human...
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Research Projects