Dr Maureen Twiddy

BSc. MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Mixed Methods

Role at Hull York Medical School

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.

Biography

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.

Research

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

Teaching

Independent Training Advisory Panel Chair, Hull York Medical School (from 2018)

Publications
  • Gurusamy K, Corrigan N, Croft J, Twiddy M, Morris S, Woodward N, Bandula S, Hochhauser D, Napp V, Pullan A, Jakowiw N, Prasad R, Olde Damink S, Van Laarhoven CJHM, de Wilt JHW, Brown B, Davidson BR  (2018) Liver resection surgery versus thermal ablation for colorectal LiVer MetAstases (LAVA): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 19:105 doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2499-5
  • Twiddy, M., C. J. Czoski Murray, S. J. Mason, D. Meads, J. M. Wright, E. D. Mitchell and J. Minton (2018). "A qualitative study of patients’ feedback about Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) services in Northern England: implications for service improvement." BMJ Open 8(1). doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019099
  • Vargas-Palacios A, Meads DM, Twiddy M, Czoski Murray C, Hulme C, Mitchell ED, Gregson A, Stanley P, Minton J. Cost-effectiveness of outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy: A simulation modelling approach. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2017; 72 (8):2392-2400. 
    10.1093/jac/dkx123 View Open Access version
  • Oughton JB, Poad H, Twiddy M, Collinson M, Hiley V, Gordon K, Johnson M, Jain S, Noon AP, Chahal R, Simms M, Dooldeniya M, Koenig P, Goodwin L, Brown JM, Catto JWF. Radical cystectomy (bladder removal) against intravesical BCG immunotherapy for high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (BRAVO): A protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility study. BMJ Open. 2017; 7 (8):-. 
    10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017913
  • Edmondson AJ, Birtwistle J, Catto JWF, Twiddy M. The patients' experience of bladder cancer diagnosis: a systematic review of the qualitative evidence. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2017; 11 (4):453-461. 
    10.1007/s11764-017-0603-6 View Open Access version
  • Mitchell ED, Czoski Murray C, Meads D, Minton J, Wright J, Twiddy M. Clinical and cost-effectiveness, safety and acceptability of community intravenous antibiotic service models: CIVAS systematic review. BMJ Open. 2017; 7 (4):-. 
    10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013560 View Open Access version
  • Minton J, Czoski Murray C, Meads D, Hess S, Mitchell E, Wright J, Hulme C, Raynor DK, Gregson A, Stanley P, McLintock K, Vincent R, Twiddy M. The Community IntraVenous Antibiotic Study (CIVAS): a mixed methods evaluation of patient preferences for and cost effectiveness of different service models for delivering outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy. . 2017; ():-. 
    10.3310/hsdr05060 View Open Access version
  • Acharya S, Bryant L, Twiddy M. Altruism or obligation? The motivations and experience of women who donate oocytes to known recipients in assisted conception treatment: an interpretative phenomenological analysis study. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2017; 38 (1):4-11. 
    10.1080/0167482X.2016.1233171 View Open Access version
  • Baluwala A, Ghosh D, Dwarakanath A, Twiddy M, Daxter P, Jamson SL, Elliott M. OSAS AND DRIVING - BTS RETURN SURVEY TO ASSESS CONSISTENCY OF ADVICE GIVEN TO PATIENTS AT DIAGNOSIS AND AFTER TREATMENT- A REPEAT OF THE 2013 SURVEY TO EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF A BTS STATEMENT AND NEW DVLA REGULATIONS. THORAX. 2016; 71 ():A120-A121. 
    10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209333.208
  • Allsop MJ, Twiddy M, Grant H, Czoski Murray C, Mon-Williams M, Mushtaq F, Phillips N, Zakrzewska J, Pavitt S. Diagnosis, medication and surgical management for patients with trigeminal neuralgia: a qualitative study. Acta Neurochirurgica. 2015; 157 (11):1925-1933. 
    10.1007/s00701-015-2515-4 View Open Access version
  • Czoski Murray C, Twiddy M, Meads D, Hess S, Wright J, Mitchell ED, Hulme C, Dodd S, Gent H, Gregson A, McLintock K, Raynor DK, Reynard K, Stanley P, Vincent R, Minton J. Community IntraVenous Antibiotic Study (CIVAS): protocol for an evaluation of patient preferences for and cost-effectiveness of community intravenous antibiotic services. BMJ Open. 2015; 5 (8):-. 
    10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008965 View Open Access version
  • Hill KM, Twiddy M, Hewison J, House AO. Measuring patient-perceived continuity of care for patients with long-term conditions in primary care. BMC Family Practice. 2014; 15 (1):-. 
    10.1186/s12875-014-0191-8 View Open Access version
  • Dwarakanath A, Twiddy M, Ghosh D, Jamson SL, Baxter PD, Elliott MW. Variability in clinicians' opinions regarding fitness to drive in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS).. Thorax. 2014; ():-. 
    10.1136/thoraxjnl-2014-206180 View Open Access version
  • Craigs CL, Twiddy M, Parker SG, West RM. Understanding causal associations between self-rated health and personal relationships in older adults: A review of evidence from longitudinal studies. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 2014; 59 (2):211-226. 
    10.1016/j.archger.2014.06.009 View Open Access version
  • Boote J, Twiddy M, Baird W, Birks Y, Clarke C, Beever D. Supporting public involvement in research design and grant development: a case study of a public involvement grant award scheme managed by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service. Health Expectations. 2013; ():-. 
    10.1111/hex.12130
  • Twiddy M, House A, Jones F. The association between discrepancy in Illness Representations on distress in stroke patients and carers. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 2012; ():-. 
    10.1016/j.jpsychores.2011.12.004
  • Twiddy M, Wilson I, Bryant M, Rudolf M. Lessons learned from a family-focussed weight management intervention for obese and overweight children. Public Health Nutrition. 2011; ():-. 
    10.1017/S1368980011003211
Collaborations

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)