Current research studies
We are currently undertaking research in the fields of diabetes and early cancer care, in collaboration with clinical colleagues in primary and secondary care. Staff members are also collaborating in local, national and international studies; including leading an international study on motivational skills training.
Projects are being undertaken under this theme by Dr Chris Barclay, Dr Chirk-Jenn Ng, Prof Nigel Mathers, and Dr Hina Kanabar. Current projects:
- An evaluation of a diabetes prevention programme in general practice. A feasibility study. (ISAIAH 2) – Dr Chris Barclay, Prof Nigel Mathers, Dr Chirk-Jenn Ng, Prof Simon Heller (School of Medicine, endocrinology & reproduction), Dr Liddy Goyder (ScHARR), Prof Mike Campbell (ScHARR), Kim Proctor (Leeds University), Michael Gillett (ScHARR).
- The development and evaluation of the effectiveness of a patient decision aid to improve decision quality and health outcome in type 2 diabetic patients making treatment choices (PANDA) – Dr Chirk-Jenn Ng, Prof Nigel Mathers, Dr Hina Kanabar, Prof Simon Heller (School of Medicine, endocrinology & reproduction), Prof Mike Campbell (ScHARR), Susan Beveridge (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust, NGH).
The early diagnosis and management of cancer in primary medical care
Projects are being undertaken under this theme by Dr Michael Gordon, Brigitte Colwell, Joanne Thompson and Prof Nigel Mathers. Current projects:
- Exploring the barriers and facilitators to screening for colorectal cancer in South Yorkshire – Dr Michael Gordon, Brigitte Colwell.
- The involvement of primary care in the early detection of lung cancer (PEDL) - Brigitte Colwell, Dr Michael Gordon, Joanne Thompson, Dr Ian Brown (Sheffield Hallam University), Dr Trevor Rogers (Doncaster Royal Infirmary).
- Breast cancer aftercare: preparing patients for discharge from routine hospital follow up. (PREP) - Joanne Thompson, Prof Rob Coleman (Western Park Hospital), Karen Holmes (Western Park), Prof Malcolm Reed (Royal Hallamshire Hospital).
For funding details of our current studies, please go to the link 'Current research grants'.
Studies with local collaborations
- Patient and GP perspectives on treatment offered and outcomes following a diagnosis of depression in primary care; a qualitative study. Dr Caroline Mitchell (AUPMC), Dr Teresa Hagan (Community Mental Health Team, Community Health Sheffield Trust). Sheffield Health & Social Research Consortium, £38,000. 2007-2009.
- Improving access to maternity services: understanding why women present late for antenatal booking. Dr Georgina Jones (principal investigator) (ScHARR), Dr Dilly Anumba (School of Medicine, Division Obstetrics & Gynaecology), Dr Caroline Mitchell (AUPMC). Sheffield Health & Social Research Consortium, £36,434. 2006–2007.
Studies with national collaborations
- RESPoND: How are you feeling? A 4-centre study evaluating the use of booklets designed to improve communication between health visitors and ethnic minority communities. Funded by the Sheffield Health and Social Research Consortium, Camden and Glasgow PCTs. Prof Nigel Mathers (AUPMC), Dr Susan Nancarrow (ScHARR), Cheryl Adams (London), Fiona Moorhouse (London), Sue Gellhorn (London). 2005-2007.
- The impact of workforce flexibility on the costs and outcomes of older people's services. Dr Susan Nancarrow (principal investigator)(ScHARR), Professor Pam Enderby (ScHARR), Professor Stuart G Parker (SISA), Prof James Buchan (Edinburgh), Simon Dixon (ScHARR), Dr Caroline Mitchell (AUPMC), Dr Alex Johns (ScHARR). NHS Executive (Service Delivery and Organisation). £297,266. 2005-2008.
Studies with international collaborations
- Motivational skills training in health and social care (The MOTIVATE project). Prof Nigel Mathers (principal investigator)(AUPMC), Robert Glendenning (AUPMC), and partners in Leuven (Belgium), Barcelona (Spain), Venice (Italy), Krakow (Poland) and Ljubljana (Slovenia). European Commission (Leonardo da Vinci Programme), €355,000. 2006-2008.
- Child protection issues (The PEAB project). COOSS Marche Onlus Coop. Soc.p.a (Ancona, Italy) (principal investigator); University of Urbino (Italy); Robert Glendenning (AUPMC); BAOBAB (Barcelona, Spain). European Commission (DAPHNE programme) €300,000. 2007-2009.