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, 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. 

Full Profile

Lucy’s research, to date, has focussed primarily on developing and testing new screening techniques for chronic diseases and conditions such as type 2 diabetes and chronic fatigue syndrome. 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 STEMH and HRA approval. Lucy is also on the STEMH ethics committee.

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. (Hons.) Health Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2014.
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Psychology, Sheffield Hallam University, 2012.

Projects

  • Self-monitoring in the prevention of cardiovascular risk
  • Exploring best practice guidelines for videofluoroscopy in Dysphagia.
  • The effectiveness of screening for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes in the dental setting.
  • Oral health in older adults: Establishing public involvement groups to identify research priorities.
  • Investigating the accuracy of a new physical assessment technique for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME).
  • TIPPs: Targeted Interventions for Patellofemoral Pain.

Publications

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

RESEARCH Activities

Lucy is currently working with Dr Emma Bray on the topic of self-monitoring in the prevention of cardiovascular risk, and with Dr Elizabeth Boaden exploring best practice guidelines for videofluoroscopy in Dysphagia. 

TEACHING activities

Lucy was previous involved with teaching research modules on the MSc dentistry courses, including lecturing, dissertation supervision, assignment marking and creating educational videos.

Conferences

2016 Guest Lecture, The 9th Perrin Technique Conference, Prestwich, Manchester