Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
Brook Building, BB406
+44 (0) 1772 89 3910
Subject Areas: Health, Dentistry, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Public Health
Lucy started working as a Senior Research Assistant in the Research Support Team, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, 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 Professions Research Unit, following completion of her M.Sc. in Health Psychology at UCLan in 2014.
Lucy’s research has focussed primarily on health screening and assessment (e.g. type 2 diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, dysphagia) and prevention of disease (e.g. hypertension and CVD). Lucy has experience of working with public involvement groups to help design health-related research. She has helped to apply for research funding from NIHR, Diabetes UK, The Dunhill Medical Trust, the Oral & Dental Research Trust and Arthritis Research UK, as well as applying for internal UCLan ethics and HRA approval. Lucy is also on the HEALTH Ethics Review Panel.
Lucy has a range of mental health experience having worked as an Assistant Psychologist within a Children’s Psychology department in the NHS, as a healthcare assistant caring for people diagnosed with different types of dementia in nursing homes and as a voluntary befriender for Lancashire County Council.
Her research interests are centred around improving health and wellbeing and reducing inequality in populations.
Hives L, Bradley A, Richards J, Sutton C, Selfe J, Basu B, Maguire K, Sumner G et al (2017) Can physical assessment techniques aid diagnosis in people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis? A diagnostic accuracy study. BMJ Open 7(11):e017521. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017521
Lucy is currently working with Dr Emma Bray in the area of improving prognosis for people with cryptogenic stroke, and with Dr Philippa Olive exploring health harms for victims of interpersonal violence.
2016 Guest Lecture, The 9th Perrin Technique Conference, Prestwich, Manchester