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C.Reidy@soton.ac.uk

Ms Claire Reidy BA, MSc

Senior Research Assistant for the REDUCE study

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Claire works part time as a Senior Research Assistant in the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education for the REDUCE study using both qualitative and quantitative methods. REDUCE aims to identify feasible, safe, reliable and cost-effective (value for money) ways of helping patients withdraw from long-term antidepressants using a web-based intervention and telephone psychological support.

Evidence demonstrates that the biomedical approach to health is not enabling people to self-manage day-to-day and so novel, holistic and evidence-based approaches to support people to improve or maintain their mental and physical wellbeing are needed.

Claire’s research experience is predominantly in health psychology, self-management strategies, social networks and social support in long-term conditions (Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease) as well as web-based interventions, implementation and improvement science. Claire is currently finishing a PhD Fellowship in Improvement Science through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) in Wessex, which is funded through The Health Foundation. Claire’s PhD focused on the factors which enable someone with Type 1 diabetes to incorporate a new health technology such as an insulin pump into their everyday lives, and implementation of a web-based social support networking tool named GENIE (www.genie.soton.ac.uk).

Prior to research Claire worked as a Project Worker with people experiencing long-term and enduring mental health problems in the community and voluntary sector. This work included undertaking psychological therapies and interventions, person-centred-therapy support, and coordination and project management of mental health user-involvement.

Claire is currently working as a Senior Research Assistant on the REDUCE study in School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine and the OPTIM PARK study in the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Environmental & Life Sciences.

 

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PhD Supervision: Professor Anne Rogers, Director of the NIHR CLAHRC Wessex and Professor Claire Foster, Director of the Macmillan Survivorship Research Group

PhD title: The factors that support people living with Type 1 diabetes to incorporate an insulin pump into their everyday lives.

Funding: The Health Foundation, PhD Fellowship in Improvement Science through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) in Wessex.

Research projects: Claire is currently working as a Senior Research Assistant on the REDUCE study in School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine and the OPTIM PARK study in the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Environmental & Life Sciences.

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Primary Care & Population Sciences

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Primary Care Research group

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REDUCE (REviewing long term anti-Depressant Use by Careful monitoring in Everyday practice)

There is considerable concern about increasing antidepressant use in England. GPs are giving out more than 50 million prescriptions a year, to more than 1 in 10 adults.

  • Webmaster, European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) Collaborative Research And Training in the EHPS (CREATE), Mar 19 – present
  • Working group member: Diabetes UK and NHS England Mental Health and Diabetes Working Group, Feb 19 – present
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