Projects per year
Our central goal is to work towards provision of positive experiences for patients within the healthcare system.
Allied health professions research at the University of Hertfordshire has at the core of its activities a philosophy of engagement in collaborative research to provide an evidence base to underpin developments in health and well-being.
Integral to our four key research themes, the impacts are of direct and applied relevance to the allied health professions with practitioners working in a variety of environments within community and hospital settings.
Our strategy is that all our work must:
- Contribute to the evidence base in the allied health professions
- Enhance the education and development of allied health professionals
- Inform future progression within health/social care/well-being services and healthcare provision
The aim is to ensure that research in the allied health professions makes a positive impact on patients’ experiences and/or patients’ outcomes, as well as on service delivery within healthcare.
Involvement of the public is a core activity within our research and several studies have patient representatives on the steering group with evidence of the public being involved at key stages of the research process from inception to dissemination.
Allied health professions research is grouped in the following four overarching themes:
- Maintaining well-being in health and disease
- Application of skills in practice
- Focus on education and developing practice
- Professional roles and development
Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years
PANDA-S: Maximising outcome for patients with shoulder pain: using optimal diagnostic and prognostic information to target treatment
1/01/18 → 31/12/24
Madden, A. M., Smeeton, N., Culkin, A. & Trivedi, D., 6 Feb 2024.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-review
Nature of the evidence base and approaches to guide nutrition interventions for individuals: a position paper from the Academy of Nutrition SciencesHickson, M., Papoutsakis, C., Madden, A., Smith, M. A. & Whelan, K., 2 Feb 2024, In: British Journal of Nutrition.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewFile3 Downloads (Pure)
‘Family members screaming for help makes it very difficult to don PPE’. A qualitative study on UK ambulance staff experiences of infection prevention and control practices during the COVID-19 pandemicEaton-Williams, P. & Williams, J., 8 Jan 2024, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Infection Prevention. 25, 1-2, p. 17-23 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile