Members of the Centre for Health and Clinical Research


Key research interests

Professor Fiona Cramp

Centre Director and Professor of Long Term Conditions


Physical activity; rheumatoid arthritis; cancer; fatigue; pain; rehabilitation interventions.

Staff and research members

Staff members

Name Key research interests

Celia Almeida

Research Associate


Kate Beckett

Research Fellow

Knowledge mobilisation; unintended injuries; qualitative research.

Professor Jonathan Benger

Professor of Emergency Care

Academic emergency care; service delivery and organisation; evaluation of new techniques and technologies; alcohol and drug use; pre-hospital care; emergency airway management.

Dr Antonia Beringer

Senior Lecturer

Child health care provision in acute and community settings; services for children with complex needs; children's end of life and palliative care; action research approaches to developing staff and improving care; realistic evaluation of services: educational preparation for practice; improving coordination of care by multi-disciplinary teams; policy and practice evaluation.

Dr Ilhem Berrou

Senior Lecturer - Applied Pharmacology

Innovation in healthcare; digital health; diabetes care.

Professor Richard Cheston

Professor of Mental Health Research (Dementia)


Dr Nikki Cotterill

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)  Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (CLAHRC) West and Centre for Health and Clinical Research CHCR Post Doctoral Fellow

Improving the care of individuals with incontinence to improve symptom and quality of life outcomes; embedded qualitative studies to explore the patients' perspective within randomised controlled trials to address continence difficulties; development of patient reported outcome measures for lower pelvic dysfunction.

Professor Fiona Cramp

Centre Director and Professor of Long Term Conditions

Physical activity; rheumatoid arthritis; cancer; fatigue; pain; rehabilitation interventions.

Dr Mary Cramp

Associate Head - Allied Health Professions
(Research Innovation and Knowledge Exchange)

Physiotherapist, with interest in exercise and movement science, and neurological rehabilitation.

Dr Toity Deave

Associate Professor in Family and Child Health

Child and adolescent health; policy and practice evaluation.

Dr Alison Diaper

Senior Research Fellow

Clinical trials, research ethics, psychiatry and neurology.

Emily Dodd

Trial Co-ordinator

Dementia care and pain sciences.

Dr Sally Dowling

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Breastfeeding; public health; impact on population health of breastfeeding behaviour (long-term breastfeeding, breastfeeding in public); using innovative methodologies to explore breastfeeding experiences.

Dr Emma Dures

Senior Research Fellow

The psychosocial impact of long term conditions; in particular the measurement and self-management of rheumatoid arthritis.

Dr Jon Fieldhouse

Senior Lecturer, Occupational Therapy

Evaluation and action enquiry.

Dr Caroline Flurey

Senior Lecturer in Public Health

Masculinity and men's health, particularly support for men with rheumatic diseases; self-management and help-seeking behaviours; rheumatoid arthritis flares and remission; qualitative methods; Q-methodology.

Dr Rob Grieve

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal and sports injury assessment and management; myofascial pain including myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) and myofascial trigger point (MTrP) therapy.

Dr Susan Horrocks

Senior Lecturer Primary Care - Academic In Practice

Primary and community health services evaluation; new roles and services; service quality.

Dr Praveen Kumar

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Neurological rehabilitation; motor control and learning; therapeutic/manual handling; diagnostic ultrasound (shoulder region).

Dr Jenny Lewis

Senior Lecturer in Pain Science and Occupational Therapy

Perceptual disturbances in chronic pain; body perception disturbance; the use of virtual reality in treating chronic pain; brain imaging - specifically MRI and fMRI; developing interests in EEG and TMS; clinical rehabilitation techniques and outcomes; co-designing projects with those in chronic pain; Complex Regional Pain Syndrome; osteoarthritis.

Dr Alison Llewellyn

Senior Research Fellow

Pain sciences.

Dr Mark Lyttle

Senior Research Fellow

Paediatric emergency medicine; childhood head injury; childhood wheeze.

Professor Candy McCabe

Professor in Nursing and Pain Sciences

Musculoskeletal; pain management; Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

Professor Pam Moule

Research methods; resuscitation; e-learning and health informatics; clinical skills and simulation; evaluation and service improvement.

Dr Julie Mytton

Associate Professor in Child Health

Child public health; injury prevention.

Dr Mwidmi Ndosi

Senior Lecturer Rheumatology Nursing

Patient education; models of care and outcome measurement in people with long-term conditions.

Professor Shea Palmer

Professor of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions, including knee osteoarthritis; joint hypermobility syndrome, low back pain; patellofemoral pain syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome; Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST); electroanalgesia; sensory assessment in stroke.

Dr Jen Pearson

Research Associate

Knowledge mobilisation.

Dr Katherine Pollard

Senior Research Fellow

Research methods; interprofessional learning and working; professional issues in maternity care; public involvement in research; policy and practice evaluation.

Dr Joanna Robson

Consultant Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology

Rheumatology; systemic vasculitides (specifically Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)-associated vasculitis and giant cell arteritis).

Dr Ailie Turton

Senior Research Fellow

Stroke rehabilitation and recovery; application of neuroscience to rehabilitation.

Dr Sarah Voss

Senior Research Fellow in Emergency Care

Emergency care; dementia.

Professor Nicola Walsh

Professor of Knowledge Mobilisation and Musculoskeletal Health

Musculoskeletal; rheumatology.

Dr Julie Woodley

Senior Lecturer in Radiography

Health care ethics; ethical issues surrounding transplantation procedures especially face transplants and ethical decision making within multi-disciplinary teams.

Emeritus Professors

Name and title Research interests
Emeritus Professor Sarah Hewlett Arthritis; self-management of arthritis; questionnaire development; outcomes of treatment.
Emeritus Professor Sue Roulstone Speech and language therapy with children; evaluation of speech and language therapy service delivery; children and family perspectives on speech and language impairments; epidemiology of speech and language impairments; professional judgement and decision making.

Visiting roles

Name, title and role Key research interests

Professor Dr Sunil Kumar Joshi

Visiting Professor

Occupational Physician
Head of Department of Community Medicine
Kathmandu Medical College, Nepal

Preventive and community medicine.

Dr Amanda Bond (nee Longley)

Senior Research Fellow

Health economics; health research.

Dr Edward Carlton

Visiting Professor

Emergency medicine.

Melissa Domaille

Visiting Fellow

Rheumatology; physiotherapy.

Professor Krysia Dziedzic

Visiting Professor

Arthritis Research UK Professor of Musculoskeletal Therapies

Musculoskeletal therapies.

Dr Jeremy Gauntlett-Gilbert

Visiting Fellow

Chronic pain management - pain psychology and rehabilitation.

Dr Pete Gladwell

Visiting Research Fellow

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
North Bristol NHS Trust

Chronic pain management and chronic fatigue management.

Dr Trudy Goodenough

Visiting Fellow

Children and young people's health.

Sharon Grieve

Visiting Research Fellow

Pain sciences.

Dr Anne Haase

Visiting Fellow

Behaviour change in physical activity.

Dr Carey McClellan

Visiting Fellow

Urgent care and musculoskeletal injury; digital health technology

Dr Helen Seers

Visiting Fellow

Social prescribing and evaluation.

Dr Lindsay Smith

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) / Health Education England (HEE) Clinical Lecturer
Weston General Hospital

Hip arthroplasty surveillance.

Dr Rob Stenner

Visiting Fellow

Shared decision-making.

Dr Frederic Valla

Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care
Visiting Research Fellow

Nutrition in critically ill children and nutritional assessment.

Dr Johannes Von Vopelius-Feldt

Visiting Fellow

Emergency medicine.

PhD students


Name Title of PhD
Harley Anderson Evaluating the application of value-based healthcare in the NHS. 
Julie Armoogum Exploring the experiences and needs of cancer survivors with persistent pain.
Claire Bennett Addressing the support needs of patients with oesophageal cancer and their carers during their cancer journey.
Emma Douglass Supporting healthcare decision making with adults who have a learning disability.
Simon Goldsworthy Determining the clinical importance of patient comfort in radiotherapy Determining the clinical importance of patient comfort in radiotherapy (DECIPHER).
Nicky Harris Using eHealth to support the provision of children's palliative care: What works, for whom, in what circumstances, and why?
Pauline Humphrey Development of an intervention to reduce distress caused by brachytherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer.
Simon King Developing and testing an educational intervention to reduce self-reported anxiety levels amongst patients referred for Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography /Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT) imaging.
Kim Kirby Improving the ambulance recognition and response for patients who are at imminent risk of cardiac arrest.
Christina Maddox What is the experience of care support workers caring for technology dependent children in partnership with children's parents in England?
Csaba Marafko The long term effect of partial plantar fascia release in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis. 
Ema Swingwood A feasibility study examining the use of Mechanical Insufflation-Exsufflation to prevent extubation failure in adult intensive care.
Suzanne van Even Coping strategies, psychological impact and support preferences of black men with rheumatic diseases
Ruben Walsh Exploring coping strategies demonstrated by young men in response to inflammatory arthritis.
Jennifer Wheeldon

VOICE – views on incontinence care in care homes: An exploration.


Professional doctorate students

Name Title of PhD
Sarah Green A case study exploring the definition and application of the concept of 'woman centred care' in a pre-registration midwifery education programme.
Christine McKnight A systematic review to assess the effectiveness of interventions to prevent unwanted conceptions in high risking teens.
Paula Riella A pilot study of the efficacy of a two-tiered trauma resilience programme in a Welsh Police Force.
Crystyn Scott An exploration of burnout in  Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) using Interpersonal Phenomenological Analysis.