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Cochrane Fellowship Awards

Please see below a list of Cochrane Fellowships supported by HSC R&D Division and links to the Cochrane Library where the review is available:

(Click on the titles to access any published reviews. Click on protocol> to access the review protocol)

 

Study Title

Chief Investigator/ Fellow

Status¥

Dates

HSC R&D Cost*

Psychological interventions for depression in adults bereaved through life-limiting conditions Audrey Roulston Active 2016-18 £50,885
Post-operative exercise interventions on the physical and mental health of people with colorectal cancer receiving adjuvant therapy Maresa McGettigan Active 2016-18 £25,244
Interventions to support female BRCA carriers who undergo risk-reducing surgery Lisa Jeffers Active 2016-18 £43,608
Educational interventions to improve attainment for Children in Care Jennifer Roberts Active 2016-2018 £31,770
Comparative effectiveness of different lasers and techniques for the treatment of proliferative diabetic retinopathy 
Tanya Moutray (BHSCT)
Active
protocol>
2015-2016 £65,337

Psychosocial Interventions for Liver Transplant Patients

Sharon Millen (QUB)

Active

2014-2015

£36,330

Parenting programmes for improving the parenting skills and outcomes for incarcerated parents and their children 

Katrina McLaughlin (QUB)

Active

2014-2015

£38,625

The use of standing frames to enhance quality of life in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Katy Pedlow (UU)

Active

2013-2015

£29,396

Interventions for enhancing adherence to treatment in adults with bronchiectasis

Amanda McCullough (QUB)

Research complete

2013-2015

£14,574

Education of Health Professionals for Preventing Pressure Ulcers

Alison Porter-Armstrong (UU)

Active

2013-2015

£59,065

Non-pharmacological interventions for cognitive impairment due to systemic cancer treatment

Charlene Treanor (QUB)  

 
Research
complete

2013-2015

£33,873

Anger management for aggressive behaviour in children and adolescents

Jennifer Hanratty (QUB)

Active

2013-2015

£34,311

Online Support Groups for Women With Breast Cancer

Eilis McCaughan (UU)

Active

2013-2014

£62,318

Video Intereaction Guidance for Improving Parental Sensitivity

Leeanne O'Hara (QUB)

Active

2012-2015

£41,281

Interventions to build resilience in children of problem drinkers

Aisling McLaughlin (QUB)

Active

2012-2014

£32,811

Early Education Interventions for Improving School-Readiness

Claire McCartan (QUB)

Active

2012-2014

£32,002

Herbal Medicinal products or preparations for Neuropathic Pain and Fibromyalgia

Adele Boyd (UU)

Active

2012-2014

£31,430

Families & Schools Together (FAST) for improving outcomes of school-aged children and their families

Clive Robinson (QUB)

Withdrawn

2012-2014

£36,831

Technological aids for the cognitive rehabilitation of children and adolescents with acquired brain injury

Mark Linden (QUB)

Research complete

2012-2013

£46,189

Antidepressant and antipsychotic medications for children with autism spectrum disorder

 Nuala Livingstone (QUB)

Active

2011-2015

£38,322

The effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for patients with head and neck cancer

Cherith Semple (UU/SEHSCT)

Research complete

2011-2013

£44,108

Pharmacist-led interventions in adults with asthma or COPD

Cristin Ryan (QUB)

Active

2011-2013

£40,511

Prevention and treatment of steroid induced osteoporosis in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Jennifer Bell (QUB)

Research complete

2011-2013

£33,381

Wheeled mobility for children (0-11 yrs) with physical impairment

Jackie Casey (UU)

Active

2010-2013

£35,914

Withdrawal or continuation of cholinesterase inhibitors and/or memantine in patients with dementia

Carole Parsons (QUB)

Active

2010-2011

£36,339

Protocolized versus non-protocolized weaning for reducing the duration of mechanical ventilation in critically ill paediatric patients

Maeve Murray (BHSCT)

Research complete

2010-2011

£26,753

Thalidomide for cancer cachexia

Joanne Reid (QUB)

Research complete

2009-2012

£41,815

Psychosocial interventions to improve the quality of life and emotional wellbeing of cancer caregivers

Orlinda Santin (QUB)

Research complete

2009-2012

£27,932

Cognitive-behavioural therapy  (CBT) interventions for young people aged 10-18 who sexually offend

Helga Sneddon (QUB)

Active

2009-2011

£49,934

Overview of Interventions for Managing Fatigue and Weight Loss in Adults with Advanced Progressive Illness

Cathy Payne (UU)

Research complete

2009-2011

£37,601

The effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for men with prostate cancer: A systematic review

Kader Parahoo (UU)

Research complete

2009-2011

£64,952

Cognitive behavioural therapy for substance misuse and abuse in young offenders

Anne Campbell (UU)

Active

2009-2011

£25,624

Parent-training for autism spectrum disorder in children of school age

Seaneen Sloan (QUB)

Withdrawn

2009-2011

£52,349

High Volume haemofiltration as a treatment for sepsis

Emma Borthwick (BHSCT)

Research complete

2009-2010

£12,009

Workplace based health promotion interventions versus no intervention for preventing and reducing adult obesity

Janice Christie (QUB)

Research complete

2008-2011

£43,477

Cold water immersion (cryotherapy) for preventing and treating muscle soreness after exercise

Chris Bleakley (UU)

Research complete

2008-2010

£34,688

Interventions to improve the appropriate use of polypharmacy for older people

Susan Patterson (QUB)

Research complete

2008-2009

£47,194

Enteral feeding methods for the nutritional management in patients with head and neck cancers being treated with radical radiotherapy

Brenda Nugent (BHSCT)

Research complete

2008-2009

£16,839

Home based child development interventions for pre-school children from socially disadvantaged families

Sarah Miller (QUB)

Research complete

2007-2009

£37,297

Multidimensional rehabilitation programmes for adult cancer survivors

Moyra Mills (QUB)

Research complete

2007-2009

£30,726

A review of psychosocial interventions to improve quality of life and emotional wellbeing in recently diagnosed cancer patients

Karen Galway (QUB)

Research complete

2006-2008

£30,707

Protocolised weaning versus non-protocoliosed weaning for reducing the duration of mechanical ventilation in mechanically ventilated adults

Bronagh Blackwood (QUB)

Research complete

2006-2008

£40,395

Infection control measures and isolation policies for preventing transmission of MRSA

Carmel Hughes (QUB)

Research complete

2006-2007

£51,715

(updated)

Deirdre Walsh (UU)

Research complete

2005-2008

£68,043

SMART home technologies applied to support Health and Social Care

Suzanne Martin (UU)

Research complete

2005-2007

£41,593

Botulinum toxin A for treatment of spasticity after stroke or non-progressive brain lesion.

Bernadette Lyons (UU)

Research complete

2005-2007

£18,777

Therapeutic Touch for treating anxiety

Jacqueline Robinson (QUB)

Research complete

2004-2006

£17,835

(updated)

 Marianne Dillon  (QUB)

Research complete

2004-2006

£33,963

Outreach and Early Warning Systems (EWS) for the prevention of Intensive Care admission and death of critically ill adult patients on general hospital wards.

Jennifer McGaughey (QUB)

Research complete

2004-2006

£37,479

Effectiveness of short term ambulatory oxygen for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Judy Bradley (UU)

Research complete

2003-2004

£22,217

(1) Rivastigmine For Vascular Cognitive Development - AND - (2) Galantamine for Vascular Cognitive Impairment

David Craig (QUB)

Research complete

2003-2004

£7,523

(updated)

 Emma McCall (QUB)

Research complete

2002-2003

2013-2015

£14,566

£4,385

¥ as of January 2015

* costs are subject to change

UU – Ulster University

QUB – Queen’s University of Belfast

BHSCT – Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

SEHSCT – South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust