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Staff Profile

Rebecca Whear

Research Fellow

Kath Maguire

I joined PenCLAHRC in August 2009. I am part of the Evidence Synthesis Team that helps to manage the PenCLAHRC question prioritisation process and conducts systematic reviews for relevant questions identified from this process. My main areas of interest include improving healthcare for patients and the NHS, the mental health and behaviour of children and young people and dementia. I am also involved in running PenSR a systematic review discussion group open to anyone interested in systematic reviews across the Exeter, Plymouth and Truro locations and, as part of the team, help to run systematic review clinics for those working on their own systematic reviews. My main skills are focused on the conduct of systematic reviews in health services research. However, I have also been involved with setting research agendas. The reviews we conduct aim to work with clinicians and service users to answer the questions most relevant to them and their practices and to help bridge the gap between research and practice.

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Contact by phone
01392 726064

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Evidence Synthesis, Health Services Research

External links
Evidence Synthesis Team
PenTAG
PenSR

Projects

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

Methods to synthesise evidence of implementation and knowledge translation

Physical activity in outdoor natural environments vs physical activity indoors

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

Antipsychotic prescribing in people with dementia resident in care homes

Interventions to reduce the impact of arsenic contamination of groundwater on health and crop productivity in developing countries

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

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

Effectiveness of mealtime interventions in elderly people living in residential care

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

The effectiveness of interventions to reduce acute paediatric hospital admissions

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

Telephone consultation follow-up following routine surgery

Effectiveness of TNFa inhibitors to reduce depression in chronic physical illness

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

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

'My Nature' - Supporting healthcare professionals to improve older people’s sensory experiences of the natural world

Publications

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

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

Interventions to reduce acute paediatric hospital admissions: A systematic review

Are interventions to reduce the impact of arsenic contamination of groundwater on human health in developing countries effective? A systematic review protocol

Telephone consultations in place of face to face out-patient consultations for patients discharged from hospital following surgery: a systematic review

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

School exclusion in children with psychiatric disorder or impairing psychopathology: A systematic review

Interventions to reduce acute paediatric hospital admissions: a systematic review

Psychosocial interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Dietary interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Pharmacological interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Psychosocial interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Pharmacological interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Non-pharmacological interventions for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) delivered in school settings: systematic reviews of quantitative and qualitative research

Upcoming Events

May
03

PPI Advice Clinic

Plymouth, ITTC Building (PL6 8BX)

Whatever your query, from finding out more about Patient and Public Involvement to creating a PPI...
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May
09

Searching and Review Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters (Room 2.35)

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

News

Dr Nick Axford appointed as Associate Professor

21 April 2017

Dr Nick Axford joins PenCLAHRC this week as Associate Professor in Health Services and will...
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Want to stay mentally healthy in older age? Stimulate your brain in early life

20 April 2017

Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education...
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Job Opportunity - Trial Manager

10 April 2017

The University of Exeter Medical School is seeking a Trial Manager to take a lead...
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News

Research Projects

Comprehensive Mouth Care and Post-operative Pneumonia (CUPPA)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

A pilot study to see if comprehensive mouth-care reduces the incidence of post-operative pneumonia in...
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Changing Agendas on Sleep, Treatment and Learning in Epilepsy - A long term condition of children (CASTLE)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

PenCRU and the Evidence Synthesis Team are working with families, charities and health professionals specialising...
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Research Projects