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Mrs Bridget Clancy RN

Research Nurse

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Bridget is a Research Nurse working within the Continence Technology and Skin Health Group. She works part-time within a team using research to help develop products to improve the lives of individuals who suffer from incontinence.

Good continence management is crucial for the dignity of the patient

Research interests

Management of incontinence for adult men and women, quality, nutrition


Research projects

The development of an effective washable night-time absorbent product for men.

This study comprises two phases: phase 1 is an evaluation of existing products; phase 2 will be the design and development of a new product.

MultICath Study

MultICath Study

Development and Clinical trial of a mixed (Multi/single-use) catheter management package for users of Intermittent Catheters

Research group

Health Work and Systems

Affiliate research group

Active Living and Rehabilitation

Research project(s)

Prostate Cancer TrueNorth

This is part of the STAR programme: Development, Implementation & Integration of a Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Survivorship Programme into Practice (The STAR Programme: Personalised Supported Self-Management and Remote Monitoring for Men with Prostate Cancer).

Bridget graduated from the University of Hull with a BSC (hons) in Nursing Sciences in 1983. After clinical roles and further training specialising in the acute care of elderly people, she joined the Continence Advisory Service at St. Pancras Hospital in London as a Research Nurse, investigating the use of superabsorbents in disposable products and the use of washable, reusable products. She worked for a number of years as the Clinical Audit Facilitator in Aberdeen, moving to Quality Development Officer leading visits to clinical areas to report on aspects of quality in healthcare contracts.

Her current role follows a period of five years as Senior Research Nurse in the NIHR Centre for Biomedical Research in Nutrition at University Hospital Southampton where she studied the role of omega-3 fatty acids and probiotics in fatty liver disease.
Tel:07780 229313

Mrs Bridget Clancy
Clinical Academic Facility
Health Sciences
University of Southampton
Level A, South Academic Block
Mailpoint 11
University Hospital Southampton
Tremona Road
Southampton, Hants
SO16 0DY

Room Number: SGH/AA97/MP11

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