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Dr Julie Hedayioglu BSc, MSc, PhD CPsychol

Research Associate



I am a BPS Chartered Psychologist and Health Psychologist (HCPC Registered), with a background in the adaptation and management of chronic conditions, treatment choices, and health interventions. I support the running of the Health Psychology Research Group: https://www.kent.ac.uk/chss/research/groups/healthpsychology.html  

My role within the Medway School of Pharmacy is to run and deliver the KeMiST project with Dr Sarah Corlett. The project aims to identify the needs and preferences of stroke and TIA survivors for medicines support at all points post stroke/TIA. This will be used to inform the design of a patient-centred pharmacy-led service. The service will integrate into stroke care pathways and will be accessible by health care professionals (HCPs) supporting patients in community settings, and through patient/carer self-referral.

Other Roles
In addition, I work one day a week as the Research Facilitator for Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT): http://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/ helping to develop a research culture and supporting clinicians to develop their research ideas. In this role I am part of the Palliative Research Group: https://www.kent.ac.uk/chss/research/groups/palliativecare.html

In collaboration with the Graduate School, I run Introduction to Health workshops: https://www.kent.ac.uk/health/initiatives/workshops.html 

I completed my BSc (Hons) Psychology at University of Greenwich in 2003, and then went on to gain an MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Kent in 2004 (also Stage 1 for Chartership in Health Psychology).  Following on from My MSc, I continued at the University of Kent and in 2011 was awarded a PhD in Health Psychology. During my PhD, I also undertook and passed the BPS independent route for health psychology training (Stage 2) qualifying as a Health Psychologist.

As an experienced health researcher, I have used both qualitative and quantitative approaches, across a number of topic areas, such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, migraine (University of Kent) and mental health nursing (City University). I have significant experience of working with, and for, the NHS. This includes a previous role as a Clinical Trials Officer in stroke (EKHUFT), and as the Research and Innovation Officer for KentHealth (University of Kent). 


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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Hedayioglu, J., Marsden, S., Sackree, A. and Oliver, D. (2021) 'Paid carers' understanding and experiences of meaningful involvement in bereavement for people with intellectual disability when a significant other is dying', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. doi: 10.1111/jar.12929.
Hedayioglu, J., Whibley, J., Bottle, L. and Sackree, A. (2020) 'Managing the needs of frequent attenders of urgent care services: a case management approach', Emergency Nurse. RCN Publishing. doi: 10.7748/en.2020.e1998.
Hamilton-West, K. E., Hotham, S., Yang, W., Hedayioglu, J. and Brigden, C. L. (2017) 'Evaluation of a pilot service to facilitate discharge of patients with stable long-term mental health needs from secondary to primary care: the role of Primary Care Mental Health Specialists', Primary Health Care Research and Development. Cambridge University Press, pp. 344-353. doi: 10.1017/S1463423617000184.
Clarke, H., Hedayioglu, J., Hotham, S. and Hamilton-West, K. E. (2015) 'The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Health Psychology Network 2013 and 2014 conferences', Health Psychology Update. British Psychological Society, pp. 35-37. Available at: http://shop.bps.org.uk/publications/publication-by-series/health-psychology-update/health-psychology-update-vol-24-no-1-spring-2015.html.
Simpson, A., Flood, C., Rowe, J., Quigley, J., Henry, S., Hall, C., Evans, R., Sherman, P. and Bowers, L. (2014) 'Results of a pilot randomised controlled trial to measure the clinical and cost effectiveness of peer support in increasing hope and quality of life in mental health patients discharged from hospital in the UK', BMC Psychiatry. Biomed Central. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-14-30.
Hamilton-West, K. E., Rowe, J., Katona, C., King, A., Coulton, S., Milne, A., Alaszewski, A., Ellis, K. and Pinnock, H. (2013) 'A concordance therapy to help older people self-manage type 2 diabetes', Diabetes and Primary Care. SB Communications Ltd, pp. 240-248. Available at: http://www.diabetesandprimarycare.co.uk/journal-content/view/a-concordance-therapy-to-help-older-people-self-manage-type-2-diabetes.
Research reports (external)
Hotham, S., Hamilton-West, K. E., Hedayioglu, J., Yang, W., Brigden, C. L., Smith, J. and Chisnall, N. (2015) Evaluation of the Primary Care Mental Health Specialist role: Final Report. Canterbury: Centre for Health Services Studies. Available at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/chss/docs/PCMHS_Evaluation_Report_FINAL.pdf.
Hotham, S., Hamilton-West, K. E., Hedayioglu, J. and Yang, W. (2015) An evaluation of the Primary Care Mental Health Specialist role in in Kent and Medway: Final Report. NHS South East Commissioning Support Unit.
Hamilton-West, K. E., Katona, C., King, A., Rowe, J., Coulton, S., Milne, A., Alaszewski, A. and Pinnock, H. (2010) Improving Concordance in Older People with Type 2 Diabetes (ICOPE-D), Final Report to the National Institute for Health Research. Annex A: Concordance Therapy Manual. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). doi: PB-PG-0906-10182.
Conference or workshop items
Rowe, J. and Hamilton-West, K. E. (2010) 'Factors Influencing Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatment Choices in a Non?Patient Population', in. Annual Conference of the European Health Psychological Society.
Rowe, J., Coulton, S., Pinnock, H., Brice, R., Ellis, K., Jones, P., Katona, C., King, A., Hamilton-West, K. E. and Thomson, S. (2009) 'Improving Concordance in Older People with Type?2 Diabetes', in. Annual Conference of the European Health Psychological Society.
Rowe, J. and Hamilton-West, K. E. (2005) 'The Impact of Religion, Spirituality and Personal Beliefs on Illness Representations, Coping and Health Outcome in Diabetes', in. Annual Conference of the European Health Psychological Society.
Total publications in KAR: 12 [See all in KAR]
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