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Dr Ruth Garside

Senior Lecturer in Evidence Synthesis

Kath Maguire

I am a social science researcher specialising in systematic review and evidence synthesis. I have a particular interest in using a broad range of evidence to investigate complex public health issues and have a particular interest in methods of synthesis for qualitative research. My current role is to coordinate & develop evidence synthesis methods around the interconnections between the environment and human health. Previous work has informed national policy customers including the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Home Office.

I am Chair of the UEMS Research Ethics Committee. Advice and information about applying can be found on the Research Ethics Committee intranet pages

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Contact by phone
01872 258148

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Systematic Review and Evidence Synthesis

Projects

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

Physical Activity in Older Adults

Effective mechanisms for social prescribing

Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions

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

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

A systematic review of the health and well-being impacts of school gardening: synthesis of quantitative and qualitative evidence

Non-pharmacological interventions for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in school settings

Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions

Nature on prescription

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

Publications

The experience of heavy menstrual bleeding: A systematic review and meta-ethnography of qualitative studies

Temozolimide for High Grade Glioma

Chemotherapeutic wafers for High Grade Glioma

Ofatumumab for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in patients who are refractory to fludarabine and alemtuzumab: a critique of the submission from GSK

Dasatinib, nilotinib and standard-dose imatinib for the first-line treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia: systematic reviews and economic analyses

Vaginal practices as women's agency in sub-Saharan Africa: a synthesis of meaning and motivation through meta-ethnography

Psychological consequences of false-positive screening mammograms in the UK

Participation in environmental enhancement and conservation activities for health and well-being in adults (Protocol)

Carmustine implants for the treatment of newly diagnosed high-grade gliomas: a cost-utility analysis

Should we appraise the quality of qualitative research reports for systematic reviews, and if so, how?

A qualitative study into the difficulties experienced by healthcare decision makers when reading a Cochrane diagnostic test accuracy review

A qualitative synthesis of diabetes self-management strategies for long term medical outcomes and quality of life in the UK

Meta-Study as Diagnostic: Toward Content Over Form in Qualitative Synthesis

A crisis of visibility: the psychological consequences of false-positive screening mammograms, an interview study

Asking More of Qualitative Synthesis: A Response to Sally Thorne

Preventing unintentional injuries to children under 15 years old in the outdoors: a systematic review of the effectiveness of educational programs

Improving screening recall services for women with false-positive mammograms: a comparison of qualitative evidence with UK guidelines

Meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials show suboptimal validity of surrogate outcomes for overall survival in advanced colorectal cancer

Understanding the challenge of weight loss maintenance: A systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research on weight loss maintenance

Prescribing gardening and conservation activities for health and wellbeing in older people

Prescribing gardening and conservation activities for health and wellbeing in older people

Antibiotic prescribing for actute respiratory tract infections in primary care: an updated and expanded meta-ethnography.

Antibiotic prescribing for actute respiratory tract infections in primary care: an updated and expanded meta-ethnography.

How do older people describe their sensory experiences of the natural world? A systematic review of the qualitative evidence

A comparison of results of empirical studies of supplementary search techniques and recommendations in review methodology handbooks: a methodological review

Exposure to and colonisation by antibiotic-resistant E. coli in UK coastal water users: environmental surveillance, exposure assessment, and epidemiological study (Beach Bum Survey)

Exposure to and colonisation by antibiotic-resistant E. coli in UK coastal water users: environmental surveillance, exposure assessment, and epidemiological study (Beach Bum Survey)

Understanding how environmental enhancement and conservation activities may benefit health and wellbeing: a systematic review

Participation in environmental enhancement and conservation activities for health and well-being in adults: a review of quantitative and qualitative evidence

Psychological consequences of false-positive screening

Supplementary search methods were more effective and offered better value than bibliographic database searching: a case study from public health and environmental enhancement

Systematic review identifies six metrics and one method for assessing literature search effectiveness but no consensus on appropriate use

Systematic review identifies six metrics and one method for assessing literature search effectiveness but no consensus on appropriate use

Defining the process to literature searching in systematic reviews: a literature review of guidance and supporting studies

Defining the process to literature searching in systematic reviews: a literature review of guidance and supporting 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.

A systematic review of the health and well-being impacts of school gardening: synthesis of quantitative and qualitative evidence

Techniques for Modifying Impulsive Processes Associated with Unhealthy Eating: A Systematic Review

Attention restoration theory: a systematic review of the attention restoration potential of exposure to natural environments

The experiences of and attitudes towards non-pharmacological interventions for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder used in school settings: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research

What approaches to social prescribing work, for whom, and in what circumstances? A protocol for a realist review

A systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research: the influence of school context on symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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

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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Calendar

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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News

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