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Staff Profile

Professor Katrina Wyatt

Associate Professor of Health Research

Kath Maguire

My research covers the development of complex interventions to create the conditions for sustainable healthful behaviours, supporting patients, service users and communities to be active partners in research projects and in the provision of methodological expertise for the evaluations of public health interventions.

Research projects include developing an understanding of the necessary conditions for transformational change in health and social care communities; this research informed the development of the Connecting Communities Programme (C2), designed to equip residents and statutory agencies with skills for effective community engagement and collaborative working. Connecting Communities is being taken up across the UK in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation to address so-called ‘wicked problems’, such as health inequalities, ensuring solutions to local issues are determined by the communities themselves. This learning has also led to the development of a novel school-based behaviour change intervention to prevent childhood obesity, the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP). £1.35m was secured from NIHR to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of HeLP in a 32 school cluster RCT involving 1300 children.

I am also part of a research project examining how moral narratives relating to responsibility and welfare reform influence the medicalisation of distress and the uptake of antidepressants in low-income communities, called DE-STRESS. DE-STRESS is funded by the ESRC and is supported by two C2 partnerships in the South West. I am the Deputy Director (engaged research) for the very recently funded Wellcome Trust Centre for Environments and Cultures of Health.

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Contact by phone
01392 262971

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Child Health, Complex Systems, Behaviour Change

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Projects

Community Engagement in Research

Healthy Workplaces

Sleep positioning for children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review

HeLP - the Healthy Lifestyles Programme

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

DE-STRESS

C2 - Connecting Communities

Publications

Systematic review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of weight management schemes for the under fives. A short report

Systematic review of the effectiveness of weight management schemes for the under fives

Cranial osteopathy for children with cerebral palsy: a randomised controlled trial

The development, feasibility and acceptability of a school-based obesity prevention programme: results from three phases of piloting

The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of enzyme and substrate replacement therapies: a longitudinal cohort study of people with lysosomal storage disorders

Measuring something real and useful in consumer involvement in health and social care research

A systematic review of associations between the primary school built environment and childhood overweight and obesity

The Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP), a novel school-based intervention to prevent obesity in school children: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Effectiveness of enzyme replacement therapy in adults with late-onset Pompe disease: results from the NCS-LSD cohort study.

Long-term effectiveness of enzyme replacement therapy in Fabry disease: results from the NCS-LSD cohort study.

A repeated cross-sectional study examining the school impact on child weight status.

Understanding How Healthy Workplaces Are Created: Implications for Developing a National Health Service Healthy Workplace Program

Cluster randomised controlled trial and economic and process evaluation to determine the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a novel intervention [Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP)] to prevent obesity in school children

Consulting parents about the design of a randomized controlled trial of osteopathy for children with cerebral palsy

Why it is crucial to involve families in all stages of childhood disability research

Behavioural and weight status outcomes from an exploratory trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP): A novel school-based obesity prevention programme

Systematic review and meta-analysis of the association between childhood overweight and obesity and primary school diet and physical activity policies

The Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) – An overview of and recommendations arising from the conceptualization and development of an innovative approach to promoting healthy lifestyles for children and their families.

Qualitative findings from an exploratory trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) and their implications for the process evaluation in the definitive trial

Exploring the potential of a school impact on pupil weight status: exploratory factor analysis and repeat cross-sectional study of the National Child Measurement Programme

Uptake, retention and engagement of children participating in the cluster randomised controlled trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP)

Long-term effectiveness of enzyme replacement therapy in adults with Gaucher disease: results from the NCS-LSD cohort study

Qualitative findings from an exploratory trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) and their implications for the process evaluation in the definitive trial

Understanding how healthy workplaces are created: implications for developing a National Health Service healthy workplace programme.

Children’s compliance with wrist-worn accelerometry within a cluster-randomized controlled trial: Findings from The Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP)

Children's compliance with wrist-worn accelerometry within a cluster-randomized controlled trial: Findings from The Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP).

Evidence, theory and context a using intervention mapping to develop a school-based intervention to prevent obesity in children

The NCS-LSD cohort study: a description of the methods and analyses used to assess the long-term effectiveness of enzyme replacement therapy and substrate reduction therapy in patients with Lysosomal Storage Disorders

Tailoring Healthy Workplace Interventions to Local Healthcare Settings: A Complexity Theory-Informed Workplace of Well-Being Framework

Creating Change that Counts: Evidence-led Co-creation as a Pathway to Impact

Sleep positioning for children with cerebral palsy (Protocol)

The impact of active stakeholder involvement on recruitment, retention and engagement of schools, children and their families in the cluster randomised controlled trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP): A school-based intervention to prevent obes

Whole systems approaches to improving the health and wellbeing of healthcare workers: A systematic review

Whole systems approaches to improving the health and wellbeing of healthcare workers: A systematic review

Sleep positioning for children with cerebral palsy

Intervention fidelity in the definitive cluster randomised controlled trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) trial: findings from the process evaluation.

Intervention fidelity in the definitive cluster randomised controlled trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) trial: findings from the process evaluation.

Intervention fidelity in the definitive cluster randomised controlled trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) trial: findings from the process evaluation

Detailed statistical analysis plan for a cluster randomised controlled trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP), a novel school-based intervention to prevent obesity in school children

Exploring perceived barriers, drivers, impacts and the need for evaluation of public involvement in health and social care research: a modified Delphi study

Trial baseline characteristics of a cluster randomised controlled trial of a school-located obesity prevention programme; the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) trial

Effectiveness of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) to prevent obesity in UK primary-school children: a cluster randomised controlled trial

Upcoming Events

Nov
16

Making Sense of Health Research...

Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre, TQ11 0EG

Please note that the conference is now fully booked. If you would like to be...
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Nov
22

Searching and Review Clinic

ITTC Building, Plymouth (Cafe area: please go to Reception on arrival where a member of the team will meet you)

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

£2.7m study to focus on dementia support workers in primary care

25 October 2018

A new study is investigating how to introduce dementia support workers into GP surgeries, with...
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‘Floundering without support’ – a dementia carer’s story on why new research is vital

25 October 2018

Dorothy Tudor has cared for her partner Bob since he was diagnosed with dementia seven...
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What is the recipe for a successful relationship and how should we teach school children?

22 October 2018

The Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education Association recommend that school children are taught about sex and relationships during their schooling years. Despite...
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Research Projects

D-PACT: Dementia - Person Aligned Care Team

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

The Dementia – PACT (D-PACT) programme is a five-year project, funded by a National Institute...
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PenCHORD - Optimising the location of urgent care sites in Cornwall

Theme: PenCHORD

This project aimed to assess the optimal number and location of sites for patients to...
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Research Projects