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Ms Cindy Brooks

Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Creating and evaluating online innovative tools to improve health and wellbeing in society
  • Exploring interventions to reduce inappropriate polypharmacy
  • Methods enabling successful development and implementation of innovations in practice

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Research

Research interests

  • Creating and evaluating online innovative tools to improve health and wellbeing in society
  • Exploring interventions to reduce inappropriate polypharmacy
  • Methods enabling successful development and implementation of innovations in practice

Current research

Current research and enterprise activities:

A walk in the park: A co-produced innovative nature-themed visual-art and music video resource to enhance wellbeing during Covid-19. Working with UoS students, public contributors, John Hansard Gallery, Turner Sims and UoS Health and Wellbeing Community Hub, co-creation and evaluation of the resource will involve interactive online workshops relating to piano music and art created by Cindy. Knowledge exchange activity will involve evaluation of the impact of stakeholder involvement from visual arts, music and nature related organisations in the video resource launch event. Funded by the FELS Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Fund at the University of Southampton.

Co-creating a nature-themed visual art and music video to support wellbeing during Covid-19 and beyond. Working with local public contributors, John Hansard Gallery, Turner Sims and UoS Health and Wellbeing Community Hub, co-creation and evaluation of the resource will involve interactive online workshops relating to piano music and art created by Cindy. Funded by the Public and Community Engagement Fund Awards, Public Engagement Research Unit at the University of Southampton.

Implementation and evaluation of Creating Learning Environments for Compassionate Care (CLECC) which aims to identify, characterise and explain sources of variation on implementation processes and outcomes and to better understand the complex mechanisms in implementing an intervention such as CLECC. Funded by NIHR ARC Wessex/NHS England.

Co-production, piloting and evaluation of an online Implementation Toolkit to support the successful implementation of research outputs and innovations into health and social care practice.  Funded by NHS England NHS Insights Prioritisation Programme.

Families and Friends in Bereavement Study has developed an online intervention to support families and friends bereaved during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Created and produced visual art, music and video resources for “A space to pause” section on the online intervention www.familiesinbereavement.org.uk 

Evaluation of polypharmacy action learning sets designed to reduce inappropriate polypharmacy by General Practitioners and Pharmacy Professionals. Funded by Health Education England and Wessex Academic Health Science Network (Wessex AHSN).

Evaluation of electronic repeat dispensing services in Wessex.  Funded by Wessex Academic Health Science Network (Wessex AHSN).

International study exploring perceptions of sharing art online on wellbeing.

Other recent projects:

Leading an Independent evaluation of a New Care Models (NCM) initiative to improve stroke services across Dorset.

Co-leading a rapid insight case study of remote patient consultations in Wessex in response to COVID-19.

Rapid evidence synthesis on rehabilitation and COVID-19, deconditioning since the onset of the pandemic, frailty, multidisciplinary teams and the community.

Research design of a Hydration e-learning study.

Contributing to Independent evaluations of Wessex Vanguard New Care Models [Dorset, Isle of Wight and North East Hampshire and Farnham].

 

 

 

 

 

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