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Kate Boddy

Research Fellow

Kath Maguire

My work as part of the Patient and Public Involvement Team within PenCLAHRC entails involving people in research so that the people who are meant to benefit from research have a say in shaping it. I have a background in health service research and have previously worked as an information specialist on numerous systematic reviews. I have a particular interest in a number of research areas including teaching evidence based medicine skills to non-clinical audiences, methods of engaging service users in research prioritisation and involving the public in systematic reviews.

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01392 726065

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Patient and Public Involvement


INTERPRESS-IPD: Inter-arm blood pressure difference, cardiovascular events, cerebrovascular disease and mortality: an Individual Patient Data meta-analysis

Physical activity in outdoor natural environments vs physical activity indoors

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

The effectiveness of interventions to reduce acute paediatric hospital admissions

Implementation of falls prevention programmes

Physical Activity in Older Adults

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

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

Parent-to-Parent Support Interventions for Parents of Babies Cared for in a Neonatal unit (PaReNt)

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


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

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.

Psychiatric disorder or impairing psychology in children who have been excluded from school: A systematic review

Motivators for uptake and maintenance of exercise: perceptions of long-term stroke survivors and implications for design of exercise programmes

Involving disabled children and young people as partners in research: a systematic review

Exploring the impact of providing evidence-based medicine training to service users

Associations between inter-arm differences in blood pressure and cardiovascular disease outcomes: Protocol for an individual patient data meta-analysis and development of a prognostic algorithm

Involving Members of the Public in Health Economics Research: Insights from Selecting Health States for Valuation to Estimate Quality-Adjusted Life-Year (QALY) Weights

Clarifying the roles of patients in research

Factors influencing the implementation of fall prevention programmes: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies

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

Development and testing of a MEDLINE search filter for identifying patient and public involvement in health research

Interventions to reduce acute paediatric hospital admissions: a systematic review

The Diabetes App Challenge: User-Led Development and Piloting of Internet Applications Enabling Young People With Diabetes to Set the Focus for Their Diabetes Consultations

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

Upcoming Events


Searching and Review Clinic

South Cloisters 2.35, 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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Making Sense of Evidence: One...

The Canalside, Bridgwater

PenCLAHRC Free One Day Workshop Making Sense of Evidence - discover how to use evidence to...
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Research shows parental involvement plays key role in children's academic attainment

18 September 2019

New research has shown how parental engagement has a positive effect on a child’s academic...
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Management Board Chair appointed at start of new era of Health Research in the Southwest

28 August 2019

Dr Barbara Vann has been appointed chair of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South...
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Job Opportunity: Senior Research Fellow PenARC

15 August 2019

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Research Fellow with expertise in qualitative...
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Research Projects

Understanding stakeholders’ perspectives on implementing deprescribing in care homes (STOPPING)

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care

We have been awarded funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to develop...
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SAMueL – Stroke Audit Machine Learning

Theme: PenCHORD

This study aims to develop a tool for doctors to help them review and improve...
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Research Projects