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Mr Paul  Clarkson BSc (Hons), BSc (Hons), MCSP

Research Fellow

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Paul Clarkson is a Research Fellow in Health Sciences with a background in physiotherapy. Paul works on the NIHR CLAHRC Wessex funded Contain Joint Pain project. This study aims to design and develop an accessible digital personalised self-management web tool for people with joint pain and link it to the Genie social network activation tool. He is a value added researcher with the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis.

Paul is also currently completing his PhD within Health Sciences, exploring a multidisciplinary approach to pressure ulcer prevention. He has published work in the journal ‘Physiotherapy’ and presented at international conferences. He has also taught on modules of the pre-registration physiotherapy courses in the school.

Paul has gained experience of using qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods for data collection and analysis through his PhD work and through other projects. He is also a peer reviewer for the Journal of Tissue Viability.  

Research interests

  • The design and implementation of healthcare interventions linked to behaviour change theory.
  • Facilitating proactive and preventative approaches in healthcare

Research projects

Design and development of a community networked digital self-management intervention for older people to keep active with joint pain (Contain Joint Pain)

PhD research: A multidisciplinary approach to pressure ulcer prevention. An exploration of healthcare professionals’ involvement and perceptions of PU prevention in a community setting. Supervised by Prof. Lisette Schoonhoven, Dr Peter Worsley, Prof. Dan Bader

(UoS/Southern Health NHS FT)

Research group

Active Living and Rehabilitation

Affiliate research group

Fundamental Care and Safety research group

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Mr Paul Clarkson
Health Sciences Student Office University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 67/3031

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