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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

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

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

Dissemination and implementation in dementia care

Antipsychotic prescribing in people with dementia resident in care homes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep
27

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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Nov
16

Making Sense of Health Research...

Buckfast Abbey

  SAVE THE DATE Making Sense of Health Research Annual Conference 16th November 2018 You are invited to attend...
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News

Professor Ken Stein appointed Director of the NIHR Systematic Reviews Programme

18 July 2018

PenCLAHRC’s Deputy Director, Professor Ken Stein, has been appointed as Programme Director for the NIHR Systematic Reviews (SR)...
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Celebrating positives in the classroom may improve child behaviour and mental health

18 July 2018

Training teachers to focus their attention on positive conduct, and to avoid jumping to correct...
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Addressing the problem of hospital bed blocking

17 July 2018

A new study has questioned assumptions about the best way to stop unnecessary admissions and...
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News

Research Projects

UNTEST

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine

How can we help GPs make better use of thyroid function tests?
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Sharing Evidence Routine for a Patient Centred Plan of Action (SHERPA)

Theme: Person-Centred Care

This project aims to offer a structured approach for GP trainees to manage consultations with...
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Research Projects