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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

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

Nature on prescription

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

Feb
05

PPI Advice Clinic

Exeter (South Cloisters, St Luke’s)

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05

PPI Advice Clinic

Exeter (South Cloisters, St Luke’s)

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Calendar

News

Helping ‘underperforming’ doctors get back up to scratch – review to explore medical remediation

15 January 2019

Estimates suggest that 6% of doctors in the hospital workforce may be performing below the...
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Study finds that probiotics can help improve pain experienced by children with recurrent abdominal pain

10 January 2019

PenCLAHRC researchers have published further findings from their review of the use of probiotics for...
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Research instrumental in securing £8 million funding for new hospital mental health ward

09 January 2019

Researchers who specialise in optimising health services worked with health trusts to produce evidence that...
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News

Research Projects

ADAPT: Accelerated Design and Programme Testing

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

The research involves adapting aspects of Family Nurse Partnership, an evidence-based programme for young mothers...
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Early Learning Communities

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

The research involves a review of the international evidence on how to promote the school...
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Research Projects