“She’s my memory; he’s my legs!” - Rosie Dunn
The aim of this research is to explore the prevalence and lived experiences of couples living with dementia and multimorbidity. The research will involve a mixed methods approach consisting of a cross-sectional scoping survey and semi-structured interviews complemented with photographic diaries. It is hoped that insights gleaned from the research will inform health and social care practitioners, policy makers and clinical guidelines on how to best provide support to couples living with dementia and multimorbidity.
Multimorbidity at Midlife - Justine Krygier
My research will explore the lived experiences of individuals at midlife with multiple health issues to better understand the impact of multimorbidity at this stage of the life course. It will aim to consider elements such as identity, emotional resources and mental health implications from an Existential and Humanistic perspective.
Multimorbidity and the workplace: How work shapes multimorbidity in struggling coastal communities - Edward Hart
Adopting a phenomenological approach, this research shall endeavour to elicit the felt experience of multimorbidity by exploring the critical influence of both working conditions and the ‘work imperative’. The research seeks to ascertain specific factors pertinent to coastal communities that have been subject to persisting economic decline and how this influences the intersectionality between multimorbidity and work.
Exploring the needs and priorities of individuals living with dementia and multiple health conditions within general practice, using co-methodology - Ellie Clayton
The aim of this research is to firstly explore experiences of general practice for individuals living with dementia and multiple health conditions, their family members and staff within general practice. The research will then focus on understanding the needs and priorities of primary care, namely general practice for these individuals, using co-methodology. It is hoped that insights gained throughout this research will aid in care provided within general practice, with possible practice solutions to improve care co-produced.
Exploring the role of physical activity in the treatment and recovery of service users with alcohol dependence - Buse Apel
The current study will explore the role of physical activity in the treatment and recovery of service users with alcohol dependence. The associations between physical activity and alcohol dependence, and the barriers and facilitators of engaging in physical activity will be identified. Then, a physical activity intervention will be developed and the feasibility and acceptability of the intervention will be tested.
Elucidating the relationships between physical activity, physical and psychological health status (including mood, stress) and alcohol misuse in adolescence (females) - Saphsa Codling
The aims of the research are to understand the relationships between alcohol misuse and mood, and how physical activity affects these. The aims will be realised through a series of secondary data analyses, followed by the development of a preventative psychosocial intervention.
Developing a lifestyle physical activity intervention for women who misuse alcohol - Lady Gwendoline Akwa
Global evidence suggests that women participate in less physical activity and thus are prone to several lifestyle related diseases. My research will employ a mixed method design to develop a lifestyle physical activity intervention and explore the role of physical activity in mitigating the impact of alcohol misuse on women’s health.