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Staff Profile

Prof Jo Thompson-Coon

Associate Professor in Evidence Synthesis

Kath Maguire

I have been part of the Evidence Synthesis Team within PenCLAHRC since 2009 where I am involved in producing systematic reviews to inform locally relevant evidence based practice. The Evidence Synthesis Team also plays an integral role in the identification and prioritisation of research projects for development within the South West peninsula. I graduated with an honours degree in Pharmacology from the University of Leeds in 1992 and from 1993 to 1997 was employed as a research assistant in a large respiratory medicine department at a teaching hospital in Nottingham. I was involved in the design and conduct of clinical trials (phase I to IV) in patients with asthma and healthy volunteers. I gained my PhD in 1998. I then spent three years as a Research Fellow in Complementary Medicine performing systematic reviews of the safety and effectiveness of herbal medicines before joining PenTAG in 2004. Whilst with PenTAG, I was involved with producing Technology Assessment Reports for NICE and the HTA Programme for approximately five years.

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Contact by phone
01392 726066

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Evidence Synthesis

Projects

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

Community pharmacist home visits for elderly and/or vulnerable populations

The effects of elimination and supplementation diets on symptoms of ADHD

Interventions with healthcare practitioners to promote psychological wellbeing and change health behaviours

Association between father’s depression and interparental relationship

Green Gym

Systematic review of patient-initiated clinics (PIC) in secondary care for people with chronic disease

'My Nature' - Supporting healthcare professionals to improve older people’s sensory experiences of the natural world

Methods to synthesise evidence of implementation and knowledge translation

Effects of animals on the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes

Effectiveness of mealtime interventions in elderly people living in residential care

Effectiveness of TNFa inhibitors to reduce depression in chronic physical illness

Impact of Using Outdoor Spaces on the Physical and Mental Well-Being of Those With Dementia

Antipsychotic prescribing in people with dementia resident in care homes

Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy in vascular disease

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

Is adherence to a Mediterranean diet associated with cognitive function and dementia?

Physical activity in outdoor natural environments vs physical activity indoors

Volunteering for Health

Systematic review of patient initiated clinics (PICs) in patients with chronic or recurrent conditions managed in secondary care

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

Teacher-led interventions on social and emotional behaviour in primary school children

Psychiatric disorders and emotional and behavioural disturbance in children excluded from school

Telephone consultation follow-up following routine surgery

Pharmacological, psychosocial and dietary interventions for children with recurrent abdominal pain

The effectiveness of interventions to reduce acute paediatric hospital admissions

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

Implementation of falls prevention programmes

Dissemination and implementation in dementia care

Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions

Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions

Parent-to-Parent Support Interventions for Parents of Babies Cared for in a Neonatal unit.

Publications

Sunitinib and bevacizumab for first line treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a systematic review and indirect comparison of clinical effectiveness

Cost effectiveness of sorafenib for second line treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma

Cost-effectiveness of temsirolimus for first line treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma

Bevacizumab, sorafenib tosylate, sunitinib and temsirolimus for renal cell carcinoma: A systematic review and economic evaluation

Interventions to reduce acute paediatric hospital admissions: A systematic review

Dasatinib and nilotinib for imatinib-resistant or intolerant chronic myeloid leukaemia: A systematic review and economic evaluation

Does participating in physical activity in outdoor natural environments have a greater effect on physical and mental wellbeing than physical activity indoors? A systematic review

Telephone consultations in place of face to face out-patient consultations for patients discharged from hospital following surgery: a systematic review

Patient initiated clinics for patients with chronic or recurrent conditions managed in secondary care: a systematic review of patient reported outcomes and patient and clinician satisfaction.

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.

Interventions to reduce acute paediatric hospital admissions: a systematic review

The Quality of Life scale for Children (QoL-C)

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

Implementing the evidence for preventing falls among community-dwelling older people: a systematic review

Establishing local priorities for a health research agenda

The effect of teacher-led interventions on social and emotional behaviour in primary school children: a systematic review

Adherence to Mediterranean diet, cognitive function and dementia: a systematic review

Effectiveness of mealtime interventions on behaviour symptoms of people with dementia living in care homes: A systematic review

Interventions to reduce inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotic medications in people with dementia resident in care homes: a systematic review

School exclusion in children with psychiatric disorder or impairing psychopathology: A systematic review

What Is the Impact of Using Outdoor Spaces Such as Gardens on the Physical and Mental Well-Being of Those With Dementia? A Systematic Review of Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence.

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

Parathyroid Hormone, Cognitive Function and Dementia: A Systematic Review

Sleep positioning for children with cerebral palsy (Protocol)

Effectiveness of mealtime interventions on nutritional outcomes for the elderly living in residential care: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Is volunteering a public health intervention? A systematic review and meta-analysis of the health and survival of volunteers

Pharmacological interventions for recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in childhood

Dietary interventions for recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in childhood.

Psychosocial interventions for recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in childhood

Patient initiated clinics for patients with chronic or recurrent conditions managed in secondary care: a systematic review of patient reported outcomes and patient and clinician satisfaction

Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy in vascular disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

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

Tumour necrosis factor α inhibitor therapy in chronic physical illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect on depression and anxiety

Psychosocial interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Coronary artery bypass graft surgery and dementia risk in the Cardiovascular Health Study

Dietary interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Pharmacological interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Psychosocial interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Pharmacological interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Multiple component interventions for preventing falls and fall-related injuries among older people: systematic review and meta-analysis

Sleep positioning for children with cerebral palsy

The experiences of and attitudes towards non-pharmacological interventions for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder used in school settings: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research

A systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research: the influence of school context on symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Dissemination and implementation research in dementia care: a systematic scoping review and evidence map

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

Effectiveness of interventions to reduce ordering of thyroid function tests: A systematic review

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

Factors associated with study attrition in a pilot randomised controlled trial to explore the role of exercise-assisted reduction to stop (EARS) smoking in disadvantaged groups

Development of a core outcome set for disease modification trials in mild to moderate dementia: a systematic review, patient and public consultation and consensus recommendations

Core Outcome Measures for interventions to prevent or slow the progress of dementia for people living with mild to moderate dementia: systematic review and consensus recommendations

Upcoming Events

Jan
09

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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Jan
11

Searching and Review Clinic

Room N14, ITTC Building, Plymouth

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

News

Members of PenCHORD team makes switch to Open Source working

15 December 2017

Members of PenCLAHRC's operational research team, PenCHORD, have been working towards transferring their work to Free Open Source Software (FOSS). Dr...
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Using Implementation Science to drive health care change: The ASPIC project

14 December 2017

Understanding how to put effective health care into practice is an important part of the...
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Collaborative Action for the Delivery of Effective Person-Centred Coordinated Care

27 November 2017

A paper published in the journal Health Research Policy and Systems, reports on a tactic...
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News

Research Projects

Parent-to-Parent Support Interventions for Parents of Babies Cared for in a Neonatal unit.

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence of parent to parent support interventions for...
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Improving the Experience of Care for People with Dementia in Hospital

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

Can we improve the experience of care for people with dementia in hospital? A synthesis...
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Research Projects