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Dr Kim Chivers Seymour BSc, MSc, PhD

PDSafe Trial Manager

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Dr Kim Chivers Seymour joined the Health Sciences at Southampton in 2006 as a PhD student.

Trials management is an exciting field to work: one has to be able understand and have a view of the whole picture and at the same time be very details orientated.

Kim is a mixed-methods researcher in the field of social and health sciences. She has a sound understanding and experience in a range of qualitative and quantitative research processes and methods; in particular, specialising in trials management.

Since completing her PhD, Kim has held several post-doctoral positions with the Faculty. These including being the lead- research fellow and coordinator for the Macmillan CREW study.

In 2014, Kim joined the Rehabilitation and Health Technologies Research Group as the Trial Manager for the PDSafe Trial. 

Prizes and Awards

Research interests

  • Survivorship and self management research following cancer treatment - understanding self management of cancer related problems and developing interventions to support self management
  • Research to understand how to support relatives of cancer patients
  • Research to understand psychosocial implications of genetic testing for cancer predisposition and develop supportive interventions
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Service user involvement in research
  • Ethical issues surrounding research

 

Research Project

PDSafe Trial

This is a multi-centre randomised control trial looking at the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of an exercise and physiotherapy programme designed to prevent falls among people with Parkinson’s disease. It is run by the University of Southampton and funded by the NIHR HTA.

CREW (ColoREctal Wellbeing)

Macmillan Survivorship Research Group

CREW is a large prospective, longitudinal cohort study following a thousand people who have had colorectal cancer to map out the path of recovery over time, to look at how long it takes to feel healthy and well again after cancer. Although it is known that people who have had cancer are likely to suffer a number of problems, both mental and physical, as a result of the disease and treatment; the normal course of recovery has never been described before. It is run by the University of Southampton and funded by the Macmillan Cancer Support.

Colonoscopy Compliance and Wait Times

The aim of this study was to assess compliance of the surveillance colonoscopy waiting list across the Kent and Medway Cancer Network with the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI) and the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) guidelines for colonoscopy follow up and to measure the impact of adjusting referrals to be in-line with these guidelines. This study involved a large patient cohort from the Kent and Medway Cancer Network, which includes seven hospitals across four NHS Hospital Trusts and an estimated population of 1.8 million.

Research group

Complex Healthcare Processes

Member of the faculty of Health Sciences Ethics Committee.

Research methods lecturing

Dr Kim Chivers Seymour
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