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Helen Eke

Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the ICoN project.

Kath Maguire

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the ICoN project – improving continence in children and young people with neurodisability. The project is part of PenCRU, the childhood disability research unit within PenCLAHRC. Using an online survey and a systematic review, this project aims to find out how NHS staff assess and treat children with neurodisability to help them become continent.

Prior to this I worked as part of the Child Health Group on the CATCh-uS project, Children and Adolescents with ADHD in Transition from Children’s to Adult Services, looking at what happens to young people with ADHD when they are too old for children’s services; the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP), a PenCLAHRC supported project which is a novel school based obesity prevention intervention; and also on the Helping Children Achieve project, establishing what type of parenting programme would best support children at risk of poor outcomes due to antisocial behaviour.

Upcoming Events


Searching and Review Clinic

South Cloisters 1.47, St Luke's 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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Qualitative Research Advice Clinic for...

South Cloisters Room CH 1.13 College House, 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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Persistent sore throat could be larynx cancer warning

18 March 2019

A study of more than 800 patients diagnosed with cancer of the larynx has found...
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Child anxiety could be factor in school absences, research concludes

28 February 2019

New Exeter Medical School research, supported by PenCLAHRC and the Wellcome Trust, has found a...
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Partner in focus – Livewell Southwest

22 February 2019

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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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