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Raeesa Jassat

Research Assistant

Raeesa supports researchers in different areas of systematic reviews; qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, data collection/input/extraction as per defined research protocols. With transferable skills, Raeesa has completed projects for a wide range of research themes. Raeesa has completed a systematic review for the School of Community Health and Midwifery but has also completed literature searches and written Annotated Bibliographies for the School of Social Work, Care and Community and the School of Business.

As an Early Career’s Researcher, Raeesa completed a systematic review for the Maternity and Public Health Bid Development India/UK Seminar. By following a systematic protocol for identifying and screening studies for inclusion, data extraction and data synthesis. Raeesa worked with Dr Nicola Crossland to develop a presentation for external collaborators from India and Liverpool. Following the presentation, Raeesa completed the quality appraisals for the systematic review, which will be included in the final paper for publication.

In July 2016, Raeesa graduated with an upper division 2:1 in BSc (Hons) Neuroscience at University of Central Lancashire. Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary subject which aims to understand the nervous system. Raeesa completed a final year dissertation which investigated the effects of positive and negative schizotypal traits on the psychological response, self-reported mood and the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) measures such as perseverative errors. This project was made up of several steps including; identifying research ideas, study development and planning, study set-up, participant recruitment, participant follow up and study close. After graduating from the University of Central Lancashire, Raeesa completed a Research Internship in Pharmactive, Pharmaceutical company located in Madrid. The purpose of the study was to research whether Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) is a potential therapeutic option for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Raeesa conducted literature searches and used High Performance Liquid Chromatography to carry out quantitative data collection and analysis. Since the 18th April 2019, Raeesa has been working with Dr Gary Lamph on a project which focuses on the label of Personality Disorder. The project aims to qualitatively explore the views and opinions of people from both lived and occupational experience perspectives. Phase 1 focused on gathering data from conference delegates using the World Café Event methodology, Raeesa was responsible for the data extraction. Phase 2 consisted of a meeting between the co-facilitators after the event. They discussed their unique views and opinions, which Raeesa transcribed. Phase 1 and 2 had an equal number of lived and occupational perspectives. Raeesa has presented a poster for this project at Research Away Days and the 6th International Health and Wellbeing Research with Real Impact Conference. Raeesa has completed the MSc Clinical Research Module, Principles and Methods of Systematic Reviews (NU4094) as a form of continuous professional development. Raeesa chose to complete a protocol for a realist review with a focus on Evidence-Based Methods promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing among Probation Officers. With a focus on how evidence-based methods reduce burnout in Probation Officers and the practical challenges of how clinical supervision would work effectively in a Probation Service context.