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Staff Profile

Dr Rebecca Abbott

Senior Research Fellow

Kath Maguire

I joined the Evidence Synthesis Team of PenCLAHRC (Exeter Medical School) in April 2012. The key purpose of my post is to lead and support evidence synthesis and systematic reviews on the wide variety of topics being taken forward within the current PenCLAHRC. Prior to joining PenCLAHRC, I worked at the School of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia, as a Senior Research Fellow/Lecturer, working with colleagues in occupational therapy, pedagogy, physiotherapy and public health on physical activity and health related research with children and young people. I also taught undergraduate level courses related to ‘nutrition, physical activity and health’.

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Contact by phone
01392 726098

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Evidence Synthesis, Health Services Research

Projects

Community pharmacist home visits for elderly and/or vulnerable populations

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

What is the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions for teachers?

Methods to synthesise evidence of implementation and knowledge translation

Effectiveness of mealtime interventions in elderly people living in residential care

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

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

Antipsychotic prescribing in people with dementia resident in care homes

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

Effectiveness of TNFa inhibitors to reduce depression in chronic physical illness

Dissemination and implementation in dementia care

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

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

What are the effects of 'robopets' on the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes? A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence

Publications

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

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

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

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

Psychosocial interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Recurrent abdominal pain in children: summary evidence from three systematic reviews of treatment effectiveness

Recurrent abdominal pain in children: summary evidence from three systematic reviews of treatment effectiveness

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

Mechanisms of action in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in people with physical and/or psychological conditions: A systematic review

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

Attitudes, perceptions and experiences of mealtimes among residents and staff in care homes for older adults: A systematic review of the qualitative literature

Dietary interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Pharmacological interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Exploring residents’ experiences of mealtimes in care homes: A qualitative interview study

The nutritional care of people living with dementia at home: A scoping review

Locating qualitative studies in dementia on MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO: A comparison of search strategies

Locating qualitative studies in dementia on MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO: A comparison of search strategies

Is cardiac autonomic function associated with cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity in children and adolescents? A systematic review of cross-sectional studies

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.

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

Upcoming Events

Jun
04

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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Jun
13

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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News

Publication of findings from the National Survey of Local NHS Innovation and Research Needs

20 May 2019

The AHSN Network, NHS England and the NIHR commissioned ComRes to conduct a survey that...
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‘Robopets’ may be beneficial for care home residents

15 May 2019

Robotic pets that respond to human interaction can benefit the health and wellbeing of older...
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2019 PhD Studentships Announced

10 May 2019

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Allied Health Research and Care...
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Research Projects

Social Prescribing - Understanding what works in, and supporting provision of, nature - based therapeutic interventions for people with an identifiable mental illness

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments

We have been awarded funding from DEFRA to identify what works in the use of...
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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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Research Projects