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Staff Profile

Kelly Blockley

Associate Research Fellow

Kath Maguire

My role within the University of Exeter Child Health Group is largely focused on the service design and process evaluation aspects of a large NIHR funded trial, led by the University of York – Enhancing Social-Emotional health and wellbeing in the Early years (E-SEE): A community-based randomised controlled trial (and economic) evaluation of the Incredible Years Infant and Toddler (0-2 years) parenting programmes.

I am also involved in PenCLAHRC projects in a variety of health services areas, including Effective mechanisms for social prescribing – a realist review of social prescribing initiatives (view the published protocol here), and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy to prevent relapse in young people (MBCT-YP).

Upcoming Events


'Creating Engaging Oral Communications'

Exeter South Cloisters 3.06, Plymouth JBB MR8, Truro KSpa F1.

This seminar aims to explore how to create engaging oral presentations. Jointly delivered by Michelle Ryan from the...
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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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Partner In Focus - South West Academic Health Science Network

17 January 2018

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

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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Supporting older people to manage their medicines: a scoping review of medicine self-management tools

Theme: Person-Centred Care

A scoping review that aims to identify what tools or resources are available for older...
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Research Projects