Lucy Hives

Lucy Hives

Senior Research Assistant

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

Brook Building, BB406

+44 (0) 1772 89 3910

LHives1@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Health, Allied Health, Psychology, Public Health, Dentistry, Physiotherapy

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.  

Full Profile

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 the NIHR, Liverpool CCG, 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.

Qualifications
  • M.Sc. Health Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2014. Thesis title: A preliminary investigation into the differences between the health-related quality of life of people with a diagnosis of dementia who live in their own homes and those who live in nursing homes.

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Psychology, Sheffield Hallam University, 2012.

Awards

Best clinical research poster, Clinical and Biomedical Sciences Research Day, UCLan, June 2018.

Current projects:
  • DEBUT: Developing Evidence Based practice, gUidelines & Tools for Videofluoroscopy (Funder: Liverpool CCG)
  • A Cochrane review investigating screening for aspiration risk associated with dysphagia in acute stroke.
  • A scoping review of our current knowledge of interpersonal violence and the health and wellbeing harms to victims (Funder: Wellcome Trust)
Previous projects:
  • Improving diagnosis for people with cryptogenic stroke (Funder: LIFE Institute)
  • Best practice guidelines for videofluoroscopy in the assessment of dysphagia (Funder: LIFE Institute)
  • Self-monitoring in the prevention of cardiovascular risk (Funder: LIFE Institute)
  • Access to healthcare for people with autistic spectrum disorder and/or intellectual disabilities (Funder: LIFE Institute).
  • Screening for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes in the dental setting.
  • Priorities for oral health research in older adults (Funder: Oral & Dental Research Trust)
  • A new physical assessment technique for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) (Funder: The Fund for Osteopathic Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)
  • TIPPs: Targeted Interventions for Patellofemoral Pain.

Publications

Olive P, Hives L, Wilson N, Nowland R, Clegg A. Current knowledge of the health and wellbeing harms experienced by victims of interpersonal violence: a scoping review protocol. Presented at the Research at UCLan conference, 13th January 2020, Preston.

Olive P, Hives L, Wilson N, Nowland R, Clegg A. Interpersonal violence and its impact on the health and wellbeing of adult victims: A scoping review protocol. 2019. Available from: https://osf.io/xa2eb/

Boaden E, Nightingale J, Bradbury C, Hives L,  Georgiou R. Clinical practice guidelines for Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Studies: A systematic review. Radiography. 2019. In press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2019.10.011

Boaden E, Nightingale J, Bradbury C, Hives L, Georgiou R. Videofluoroscopy for the assessment and management of dysphagia: a systematic review of national guidelines. PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews. 2019. ID=CRD42019130130. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?RecordID=130130

Doherty AJ, Atherton H, Boland P, Hastings RP, Hives L, Hood K, et al. Barriers and facilitators to primary health care for physical and or mental health issues experienced by adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities (only), autism (only), or both: an integrative review. In: World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 6th-9th August 2019, Glasgow. Available from: http://clok.uclan.ac.uk/29371/

Doherty AJ, Atherton H, Boland P, Hastings RP, Hives L, Hood K, et al. Barriers and facilitators to primary healthcare for people with intellectual disabilities / autism: An integrative review. BJGP Open. 2019. In press. Available from: http://clok.uclan.ac.uk/30477/

Hives L, Bradley A, Richards J, Sutton C, Selfe J, Basu B, et al. Can physical assessment techniques aid diagnosis in people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis? A diagnostic accuracy study. BMJ Open. 2017;7(11):e017521.  https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017521

Teaching Activities

Lucy was previously involved with teaching research modules on the MSc dentistry courses (DX4001/DX4004), including lecturing, dissertation supervision, assignment marking and creating educational videos.

RESEARCH Activities

Lucy is currently working with Dr Liz Boaden in the area improving clinical practice guidelines for videofluoroscopy, and with Dr Philippa Olive exploring how interpersonal violence affects the holistic health and wellbeing of victims.

Conferences

Olive P, Hives L, Wilson N, Nowland R, Clegg A. Current knowledge of the health and wellbeing harms experienced by victims of interpersonal violence: a scoping review protocol. Research at UCLan conference, January 2020, Preston, UK [poster presentation].

Hodson N, Hives L. Screening for type 2 diabetes in the dental setting: a scoping review. UCLan Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences Research Day, June 2018, Preston, UK [poster presentation].

Hodson N, Hives L. Screening for type 2 diabetes in the dental setting: a scoping review. UCLan School of Dentistry 10th Anniversary celebration, April 2018, Preston, UK [poster presentation].

Hives L. Examining the accuracy of a physical screening tool for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: A blind controlled study. The 9th Perrin Technique Conference, December 2016, Prestwich, UK [invited guest speaker].