PhD, 2013, University of Central Lancashire | University Certificate IT and Statistics in Health, 2006, University of Central Lancashire | MA Health Research, 2003, Lancaster University | Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, 2005, St. Martin's College (University of Cumbria) | BA (hons) Health Studies, Health Promotion, 2001, University of Central Lancashire| Steph has 20 years of applied health research and has co-ordinated large research programmes including NIHR Global Health Research Group on Improving Stroke Care in India at UCLan (IMPROVISE >£1.5 million); Emergency Stroke Calls: Obtaining Rapid Telephone Triage >£1 million) both funded by the National Institute for Health Research and a Policy Research Programme Improving Cardiac Arrest Response and Outcomes (ICARE) funded by Department of Health (>£500,000). She developed and continues to deliver the Clinical Academic Research Training Programme and supervises a range of MRes and PhD students.
Steph is a Senior Research Fellow in the Stroke Research Team and is Programme Manager for the Global Health Research Group on Improving Stroke Care in India at UCLan. She is a module leader (Principles of Stroke Practice and the Essentials of Acute Stroke Care) and PhD supervisor.
Steph has worked collaboratively with the Royal College of Physicians and Public Health England to shape how health professionals and the public respond to stroke symptoms. She has undertaken a number of integrative reviews related to stroke care, which have been used to underpin national guidelines and on-line courses. Steph has published over 25 peer-reviewed articles in national and international journals and has presented nationally and internationally at a range of conferences. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Steph is passionate about building research capacity and capability, with 7 years’ experience of mentoring clinical academic interns from a range of health professional backgrounds, many of whom have gone onto make changes to clinical practice, publish peer-reviewed articles, present findings at conferences and been successful in gaining NIHR MSc funding and pre-doctoral/doctoral fellowship opportunities.
- PhD, 2013, University of Central Lancashire
- University Certificate IT and Statistics in Health, 2006, University of Central Lancashire
- MA Health Research, 2003, Lancaster University
- Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, 2005, St. Martin's College (University of Cumbria)
- BA (hons) Health Studies, Health Promotion, 2001, University of Central Lancashire
- Public awareness and recognition of stroke
- Building research capacity and capability
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- External reviewer for journals: Age and Ageing, Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, International Journal of Stroke, BMC Health Services Research, BMC Neurology, Patient Preference and Adherence, Family Practice
- Peer reviewer member for grant awarding bodies: The Stroke Association; NIHR Programme Grants; NIHR Research for Patient Benefit
- Abstract reviewer for UK Stroke Forum conference
- Reviewer for National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke (prehospital care). 4th edition (2012) and 5th edition (2016)