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Lucy Hives

Research Associate, ABA-Feed Study, School of Community Health and Midwifery, Senior Research Assistant, HEALTH Ethics reviewer
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Lucy works in both the School of Community Health and Midwifery and in the Research Support Team. To date, Lucy’s research has focussed primarily on health screening and assessment and prevention of disease. Her areas of expertise are systematic review and scoping review methodologies, working with public involvement groups, assisting with applying for research grants and research ethics.

In June 2021, Lucy joined the School of Community Health and Midwifery, as a Research Associate, working primarily on the ABA-Feed Study. Lucy also works as a Senior Research Assistant in the Research Support Team, which she joined in November 2018. She previously worked as a Research Assistant for over 2 years in the School of Dentistry and for a year in the Allied Health Research Unit, following completion of her M.Sc. in Health Psychology, at UCLan, in 2014.

Lucy is currently involved in many different areas of research including: psychosocial care in major trauma, self-monitoring in prehypertension, screening and assessment of dysphagia, mouth care in care homes and infant feeding.

Lucy's other roles include reviewing on UCLan’s Health Ethics Panel, peer reviewing for journals (British Journal of General Practice, Research Ethics) and assisting with teaching on the Principles and Methods of Systematic Review (NU4094) and the Evidence for Practice (NU4073) Master's modules.

As well as her experience in health research, Lucy has supported many people with mental health conditions. Before joining UCLan, Lucy worked as a Healthcare Assistant in nursing homes, as an Assistant Psychologist within the Children’s Psychological Service at Royal Preston Hospital, and as a Voluntary Befriender for Lancashire County Council.

  • MSc Health Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2014
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, Sheffield Hallam University, 2012
  • 3rd place poster prize, 6th International Health and Wellbeing Research with Real Impact Conference, UCLan, 2020
  • Best clinical research poster, Clinical and Biomedical Sciences Research Day, UCLan, 2018
  • Improving health and wellbeing
  • Reducing social inequalities
  • Dementia and end of life care
  • Homelessness in the UK.