The University of Southampton
Medicine
Phone:
(023) 8059 1755
Email:
rr4g08@soton.ac.uk

Miss Rachel Ryves BSc (Hons), MSc

Postgraduate Student

Miss Rachel Ryves's photo
Related links

I have always been interested in how individuals with both mental health and long-term conditions can manage their illnesses within primary care. My work as a senior research assistant has motivated me to study for a PhD in Primary Care and Population Sciences to explore patient attitudes, behaviours, and intentions towards depression management in primary care.

Empowering one patient to self-manage their depression will not only reduce the burden of the illness on themselves but the burden the illness has on so many primary care resources.

2011: BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Southampton

2012: MSc Health Psychology, University of Southampton

2012 – 2016: Senior Research Assistant/Trial Coordinator, Primary Care and Population Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton

2015 – Present: Postgraduate Student, Primary Care and Population Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton

Research

Responsibilities

Contact

Research interests

 

Rachel’s research interests primarily lie in the role of patient self-management of depression within primary care. After completing both her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees with the School of Psychology at the University of Southampton, Rachel worked as a senior research assistant on a multitude of projects within PCPS, before starting her PhD in October 2015.

Rachel is studying for a PhD funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR), exploring patient and health professionals’ attitudes, behaviours, and intentions towards long-term depression management in primary care, under the supervision of Professor Tony Kendrick, Dr Ingrid Muller, and Dr Felicity Bishop.

Rachel has skills in qualitative research and analysis and uses these skills to answer research questions related to patient and health professionals’ views, experiences, and understanding of illnesses and self-management tools in primary care. Her PhD will involve mixed-method approaches to research.

Rachel spent seven months working as a research officer for the Primary Care Research Network (SW) which enabled her to gain experience about the role of research within primary care and how studies are set up and run within the network. Rachel was able to transfer these skills to coordinate two qualitative research studies. One study was investigating breast cancer patients’ views and understanding of a mindfulness-based intervention (CI: Dr Caroline Eyles); while the other study was a qualitative analysis in understanding the delayed prescribing of antibiotics for respiratory tract infection in primary care (CI: Dr Geraldine M Leydon). As well as being the trial coordinator for these two studies, Rachel conducted qualitative interviews with participants.

 

Research projects

Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in the assessment and follow-up monitoring of patients with depression in primary care: a feasibility study (CI: Professor Tony Kendrick)

Understanding the delayed prescribing of antibiotics for respiratory tract infection in primary care: a qualitative analysis (CI: Dr Geraldine M Leydon)

Research group

Primary Care & Population Sciences Academic Units

Affiliate research group

Primary care Research group

Research project(s)

PROMDEP Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMS) in the assessment and follow-up monitoring of patients with depression in Primary Care

Postgraduate Research Student Representative for PCPS

Member of PCPS Qualitative Group

REACH Committee member

Departmental tweeter for Primary Care and Population Sciences (@UoS_PCPS)

Peer reviewer for NETSCC and British Journal of General Practice

Miss Rachel Ryves
Primary Care and Population Sciences Aldermoor Health Centre Aldermoor Close Southampton SO16 5ST

Room Number:9590 AHC/109/S2

Telephone:(023) 8059 1755
Email:rr4g08@soton.ac.uk


Miss Rachel Ryves's personal home page
Share this profile Facebook Google+ Twitter Weibo

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×