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Dr Ruth Garside

Senior Lecturer in Evidence Synthesis

Kath Maguire

I am a social science researcher specialising in systematic review and evidence synthesis. I have a particular interest in using a broad range of evidence to investigate complex public health issues and have a particular interest in methods of synthesis for qualitative research. My current role is to coordinate & develop evidence synthesis methods around the interconnections between the environment and human health. Previous work has informed national policy customers including the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Home Office.

I am Chair of the UEMS Research Ethics Committee. Advice and information about applying can be found on the Research Ethics Committee intranet pages

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Contact by phone
01872 258148

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Systematic Review and Evidence Synthesis

Projects

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

Physical Activity in Older Adults

Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions

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

A systematic review of the health and well-being impacts of school gardening: synthesis of quantitative and qualitative evidence

Non-pharmacological interventions for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in school settings

'My Nature' - Supporting healthcare professionals to improve older people’s sensory experiences of the natural world

Social Prescribing - Nature on Prescription

Social Prescribing - Effective Mechanisms for Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing - Understanding what works in, and supporting provision of, nature - based therapeutic interventions for people with an identifiable mental illness

Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions

Developing methods for the overarching synthesis of quantitative and qualitative evidence: the interweave synthesis approach

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

Publications

The experience of heavy menstrual bleeding: A systematic review and meta-ethnography of qualitative studies

Temozolimide for High Grade Glioma

Chemotherapeutic wafers for High Grade Glioma

Ofatumumab for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in patients who are refractory to fludarabine and alemtuzumab: a critique of the submission from GSK

Dasatinib, nilotinib and standard-dose imatinib for the first-line treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia: systematic reviews and economic analyses

Vaginal practices as women's agency in sub-Saharan Africa: a synthesis of meaning and motivation through meta-ethnography

Psychological consequences of false-positive screening mammograms in the UK

Participation in environmental enhancement and conservation activities for health and well-being in adults (Protocol)

Carmustine implants for the treatment of newly diagnosed high-grade gliomas: a cost-utility analysis

Should we appraise the quality of qualitative research reports for systematic reviews, and if so, how?

A qualitative study into the difficulties experienced by healthcare decision makers when reading a Cochrane diagnostic test accuracy review

A qualitative synthesis of diabetes self-management strategies for long term medical outcomes and quality of life in the UK

Meta-Study as Diagnostic: Toward Content Over Form in Qualitative Synthesis

A crisis of visibility: the psychological consequences of false-positive screening mammograms, an interview study

Asking More of Qualitative Synthesis: A Response to Sally Thorne

Preventing unintentional injuries to children under 15 years old in the outdoors: a systematic review of the effectiveness of educational programs

Improving screening recall services for women with false-positive mammograms: a comparison of qualitative evidence with UK guidelines

Meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials show suboptimal validity of surrogate outcomes for overall survival in advanced colorectal cancer

Understanding the challenge of weight loss maintenance: A systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research on weight loss maintenance

Prescribing gardening and conservation activities for health and wellbeing in older people

Prescribing gardening and conservation activities for health and wellbeing in older people

Antibiotic prescribing for actute respiratory tract infections in primary care: an updated and expanded meta-ethnography.

Antibiotic prescribing for actute respiratory tract infections in primary care: an updated and expanded meta-ethnography.

How do older people describe their sensory experiences of the natural world? A systematic review of the qualitative evidence

A comparison of results of empirical studies of supplementary search techniques and recommendations in review methodology handbooks: a methodological review

Exposure to and colonisation by antibiotic-resistant E. coli in UK coastal water users: environmental surveillance, exposure assessment, and epidemiological study (Beach Bum Survey)

Exposure to and colonisation by antibiotic-resistant E. coli in UK coastal water users: environmental surveillance, exposure assessment, and epidemiological study (Beach Bum Survey)

Understanding how environmental enhancement and conservation activities may benefit health and wellbeing: a systematic review

Participation in environmental enhancement and conservation activities for health and well-being in adults: a review of quantitative and qualitative evidence

Psychological consequences of false-positive screening

Supplementary search methods were more effective and offered better value than bibliographic database searching: a case study from public health and environmental enhancement

Systematic review identifies six metrics and one method for assessing literature search effectiveness but no consensus on appropriate use

Systematic review identifies six metrics and one method for assessing literature search effectiveness but no consensus on appropriate use

Defining the process to literature searching in systematic reviews: a literature review of guidance and supporting studies

Defining the process to literature searching in systematic reviews: a literature review of guidance and supporting studies

Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions: Linked evidence syntheses

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.

A systematic review of the health and well-being impacts of school gardening: synthesis of quantitative and qualitative evidence

Techniques for Modifying Impulsive Processes Associated with Unhealthy Eating: A Systematic Review

Interventions to improve the mental health of children and young people with long-term physical condition: linked evidence syntheses

Attention restoration theory: a systematic review of the attention restoration potential of exposure to natural environments

What approaches to social prescribing work, for whom, and in what circumstances? A realist review

Interventions to improve the mental health of children and young people with long-term physical conditions: linked evidence syntheses

The experiences of and attitudes towards non-pharmacological interventions for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder used in school settings: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research

What approaches to social prescribing work, for whom, and in what circumstances? A protocol for a realist review

A systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research: the influence of school context on symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Non-pharmacological interventions for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) delivered in school settings: systematic reviews of quantitative and qualitative research

Upcoming Events

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PPI Advice Clinic

South Cloisters, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

Patient and Public Involvement Advice Clinics Held every month 30 minutes between 12pm-1pm Whatever your query, from finding...
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Jul
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Searching and Review Clinic

Online appointments via Microsoft Teams

COVID-19 update: As a result of the pandemic, all PenARC staff are currently working remotely. While...
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News

PenARC receives £1.85 Million to Fund Children's Health and Maternity Research

06 July 2020

PenARC and colleagues from ARC Yorkshire and Humber have been awarded £1.85 million from the...
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Job opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Associate/Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Medical Statistics (2 posts)

02 July 2020

PenARC and the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG) would like to recruit for two positions...
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Reorganising dialysis services during the COVID-19 outbreak

30 June 2020

A collaboration between PenARC, the University of Exeter and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is making...
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News

Research Projects

Modelling demand and capacity for NHS Trusts in the South West

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement

A tool has been developed to support forecasting resource demand and staffing capacity in NHS...
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Dialysis Service Modelling in Portsmouth

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement

Using geographic modelling and optimisation to identify how best to manage the dialysis population at...
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Research Projects