Dr Twiddy as a number of research interests
1. Living with chronic illness and the supportive care needs of patients and carers.
2. Improving recruitment and retention to clinical trials through the application of qualitative methods to understand patient and staff perspectives of trial design, new interventions/surgical approaches and how these are embedded into clinical practice.
3. The use of Mixed Methods approaches in health research.
Dr Twiddy welcomes PhD/MSc applications in the areas of:
Clinical trial design
Chronic illness management
Patient and Public Involvement
Current PhD students
Hayley Crane - A qualitative study comparing the outcomes of through the knee and above the knee amputation (co-supervisor)
Evangelos Ntanopoulos - Emerging environmental contaminants and health inequalities. (Primary supervisor)
Pam Parker -A proof of concept study evaluating the role of emerging ultrasound technologies in the assessment and monitoring of localised prostate cancer in men on an active surveillance programme. (Primary supervisor)
Adil Hazara - Effect of incremental introduction of dialysis versus standard care in patients with end-stage renal disease (ENDURE): a feasibility study (Primary supervisor)
Lady Akwa - Development of a lifestyle physical activity intervention for women who misuse alcohol (co-supervisor)
Joanne Palmer - Inpatient Exercise for Critical Limb Ischaemia Patients Pre and Post Major Surgery: A Proof of Concept Study (EXERCISE) (co-supervisor)
Dr Santanu Acharya (MSc. 2011)
Dr Claire Mitchell (D.Clin, Psychol, 2013)
Dr Nichola Aspinall (MSc. 2013)
Dr Cheryl Craigs (PhD, 2015)
Dr Saja Al Reyes (PhD, 2015)
Dr Louise Johnson (D. Clin, Psychol., 2015)
Dr Nery Forester (MSc., 2016)
Dr Jessica Drinkwater - Participatory research to strengthen the role of patient and public involvement in general practice service improvement (PhD, 2021)
Dr Wendy Burton - The development and evaluation of an optimisation strategy to support children’s centres to implement a public health programme (PhD, 2021 )