Maureen Twiddy joined the University of Hull in October 2017 as Senior Lecturer in Mixed Methods Research and works within the Institute of Clinical and Applied Health Research (ICAHR). She is also visiting Senior Lecturer in Applied Health in the Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds.
Maureen obtained a BSc in Psychology, and MSc in Psychology applied to health, before moving to the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds, where she obtained her PhD in 2009. Her research interests are varied and reflect her mixed methods research expertise. She has a particular interest in using patient experience data to improve patient care (e.g. intervention development) and testing healthcare interventions (clinical trials). From work she has conducted on a range of clinical trials, she has developed an interest in informed (shared) decision making about trial involvement and treatment decisions through the use of enhanced Patient Information, and the use of qualitative methods to improve the conduct and design of randomised controlled trials. She has expertise in a range of applied health methods: qualitative methods, experimental and survey design, and patient and public involvement in research and service delivery.
NIHR HTA funded LAVA trial: Liver resection surgery versus thermal ablation for colorectal liver metastases. (NHIR ref: 13/153/04)
NIHR RfPB funded LaCeS trial: A multi-centre randomised controlled feasibility trial of laparoscopic versus open colorectal surgery in the acute setting. (NIHR ref PB-PG-0614-34091)
Yorkshire Cancer Research funded BRAVO trial: High risk bladder cancer: a randomised controlled feasibility study of radical cystectomy against intra-vesical immunotherapy. (YCR ref: S388)
NIHR RfPB funded TIGA CUB trial: Feasibility study for a trial on improving inter-generational attachment for children undergoing behavioural problems. (NIHR ref: PB-PG-0614-34002)
Wellcome Trust: Inspiring the public about biomedical research: Small grant scheme. J Bestall & M Twiddy.
NIHR (HS & DR) Evaluation of patient preferences for and cost effectiveness of community intravenous antibiotic services (CIVAS) J Minton, D Meads, P Stanley, R Vincent, DK Raynor, M Twiddy, C Czoski Murray, J Wright, C Hulme, K McLintock, S Hess, K Reynard, S Dodd, H Gent, A Gregson (NIHR ref: 11/2003/60). 2013-2015
Independent Training Advisory Panel Chair, Hull York Medical School (from 2018)
Dr Brian Davidson, Royal Free Hospital and Dr Kurinchi Gurusamy - LAVA trial (liver ablation vs surgery trial)
Prof Pete Sagar (Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust) and Dr Deena Harji, (Newcastle) NIHR RfPB funded LaCeS trial (open vs laparoscopic colorectal surgery in the emergency setting)
Prof Jim Catto, University of Sheffield, and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - BRAVO trial: High risk bladder cancer: a randomised controlled feasibility study of radical cystectomy against intra-vesical immunotherapy.
Dr Janine Bestall and Professor Jenny Hewison, University of Leeds, Patient understanding of biomarker test information.
Prof Julia Brown, Leeds Clinical Trials Unit – LAVA, LaCeS, BRAVO trials
Dr Rebecca Walwyn, Leeds Clinical Trials Unit – TIGA CUB (trial for conduct disorder in children)
Ms Carolyn Murray and Dr David Meads, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds – CIVAS – cost effectiveness and patient preferences for OPAT (outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy
Prof Robbie Foy, University of Leeds and Prof Anne MacFarlane, University of Limerick, co-supervision of Dr Jess Drinkwater (Participatory research to strengthen the role of patient and public involvement in general practice service improvement)