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Staff Profile

Dr Rebecca Abbott

Senior Research Fellow

Kath Maguire

I joined the Evidence Synthesis Team of PenCLAHRC (Exeter Medical School) in April 2012. The key purpose of my post is to lead and support evidence synthesis and systematic reviews on the wide variety of topics being taken forward within the current PenCLAHRC. Prior to joining PenCLAHRC, I worked at the School of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia, as a Senior Research Fellow/Lecturer, working with colleagues in occupational therapy, pedagogy, physiotherapy and public health on physical activity and health related research with children and young people. I also taught undergraduate level courses related to ‘nutrition, physical activity and health’.

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Contact by phone
01392 726098

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Evidence Synthesis, Health Services Research

Projects

What is the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions for teachers?

Methods to synthesise evidence of implementation and knowledge translation

Effectiveness of mealtime interventions in elderly people living in residential care

Impact of Using Outdoor Spaces on the Physical and Mental Well-Being of Those With Dementia

Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy in vascular disease

Antipsychotic prescribing in people with dementia resident in care homes

Effects of animals on the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes

Effectiveness of TNFa inhibitors to reduce depression in chronic physical illness

Dissemination and implementation in dementia care

Pharmacological, psychosocial and dietary interventions for children with recurrent abdominal pain

Parent-to-Parent Support Interventions for Parents of Babies Cared for in a Neonatal unit (PaReNt)

What are the effects of 'robopets' on the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes? A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence

Locating qualitative studies in dementia on MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO: A comparison of search strategies

Understanding research priorities for young people with long term health conditions

Community pharmacist home visits for elderly and/or vulnerable populations

Systematic review of patient-initiated appointment systems (PIAS) in secondary care for people with chronic disease

Systematic review of patient-initiated appointment systems (PIAS) in secondary care for people with chronic disease

Publications

Effectiveness of mealtime interventions on nutritional outcomes for the elderly living in residential care: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Pharmacological interventions for recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in childhood

Dietary interventions for recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in childhood.

Psychosocial interventions for recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in childhood

Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy in vascular disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Tumour necrosis factor α inhibitor therapy in chronic physical illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect on depression and anxiety

Psychosocial interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Psychosocial interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Recurrent abdominal pain in children: summary evidence from three systematic reviews of treatment effectiveness

Recurrent abdominal pain in children: summary evidence from three systematic reviews of treatment effectiveness

How do robopets impact the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes? A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence.

Effectiveness of interventions to reduce ordering of thyroid function tests: A systematic review

Mechanisms of action in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in people with physical and/or psychological conditions: A systematic review

Multiple component interventions for preventing falls and fall-related injuries among older people: systematic review and meta-analysis

Attitudes, perceptions and experiences of mealtimes among residents and staff in care homes for older adults: A systematic review of the qualitative literature

Dietary interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Pharmacological interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

Exploring residents’ experiences of mealtimes in care homes: A qualitative interview study

The nutritional care of people living with dementia at home: A scoping review

Locating qualitative studies in dementia on MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO: A comparison of search strategies

Locating qualitative studies in dementia on MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO: A comparison of search strategies

Eating well in care homes: Testing the feasibility of a staff training programme aimed at improving social interaction and choice at mealtimes

Is cardiac autonomic function associated with cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity in children and adolescents? A systematic review of cross-sectional studies

Family carers' experiences of nutritional care for people living with dementia at home: An interpretive phenomenological analysis

‘It’s what you do that makes a difference’ An interpretative phenomenological analysis of health care professionals and home care workers experiences of nutritional care for people living with dementia at home

What Is the Impact of Using Outdoor Spaces Such as Gardens on the Physical and Mental Well-Being of Those With Dementia? A Systematic Review of Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence.

Effectiveness of mealtime interventions on behaviour symptoms of people with dementia living in care homes: A systematic review

Interventions to reduce inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotic medications in people with dementia resident in care homes: a systematic review

Upcoming Events

Nov
03

PPI Advice Clinic

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Nov
05

Searching and Review Clinic

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News

Dementia expert takes 'dementia friendly' message to 10 Downing Street

13 October 2020

A PenARC colleague has met the Prime Minister to ask for his backing to help...
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October 2020 Newsletter

08 October 2020

Our latest newsletter, with news of our continued COVID-related activities, the launch of our new...
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Mental Health Facility at Torbay Hospital begins construction

06 October 2020

The construction of a new £11.8 million Mental Health facility, supported by research undertaken as...
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Research Projects

Remote-by-Default Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Theme: ARC - Public Health

A research project to investigate how to ensure the delivery of effective care accessed remotely...
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Digital Health Resources for Clinicians and Researchers

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement

An introduction to literature and resources on digital health for researchers and clinicians in response...
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Research Projects