Reducing smoking in pregnancy through embedding NICE guidance: evaluating babyClear(c)

This study reported on a new initiative (babyClear©) to reduce smoking amongst pregnant women. It is the first time that babyClear© has been evaluated as a complete intervention at scale.

Improving public health through co-produced weight management research

The obesity research programme in the School of Health & Social care is co-produced with key national and international agencies to ensure our research addresses real world priorities and generates outputs that are directly translated and used within policy and practice.

Link to Evidence-based physiotherapy guidelines for contracted frozen shoulder. Evidence-based physiotherapy guidelines for contracted frozen shoulder

We have developed the first ever evidence-based physiotherapy guidelines for the diagnosis, assessment and physiotherapy management of contracted frozen shoulder (CFS)—a condition which painfully restricts movement, affects up to 10% of working-age adults in a general UK population, and costs the NHS at least £13.5 million annually.

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My clinical research focuses on exercise science and health research methodology. Since 2006 I have collaborated successfully with researchers at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, and more recently EHS Hospital, Morges, Switzerland. Our work spans two main themes; exercise testing and training studies in a variety of patient groups [1, 2], and industry-sponsored clinical trials in patients with chronic intractable pain. Our ultimate aim is to translate our research findings into real patient benefit.

Link to Fluorides and oral health. Fluorides and oral health

Fluorides and oral health is a designated research area in the School. Our work is centred on the current important issues in fluoride research including the implementation and safety of fluoride. We collaborate with national and international centres to support the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) international mandate and programme priorities.

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Self-management for people with chronic pain is a key research area within HSCI. Many people of all ages in the UK and beyond are living with chronic pain. Chronic pain can affect people’s physical and psychological health. It can make it hard for people to look after themselves and perform daily activities and work, and it can hinder people's social lives, employment and relationships.

Link to Commissioning and joint planning of interventions to reduce alcohol-related harms. Commissioning and joint planning of interventions to reduce alcohol-related harms

Research utilisation and knowledge mobilisation in the commissioning and joint planning of interventions to reduce alcohol-related harms - a study in the co-creation of knowledge.

Link to Systematic reviewing. Systematic reviewing

There is a strong research interest in systematic reviewing.