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Annette King BSc (Hons), PG Diploma HSCM, MBA

Health Researcher

 

 

I am an experienced health and social care/policy researcher specialising in qualitative research methods and theory–informed empirical health research. My interest lies in applied health and social care research, organisation and management of health services, and the development and evaluation of health service and social care interventions and policy, using multi-disciplinary approaches.

My research focus is on contributing to systematic evidence for improving, reviewing and changing health and social care services, particularly for vulnerable service users and their relatives.

Research includes projects on the postural care needs of children with physical disabilities, an evaluation of a newly designed hospice community service, a pilot study to test the use of concordance therapy in diabetes in primary care, research on information-giving and long-term support in stroke, and into GP and practice nurse training.   I recently completed an investigation into developing new dissemination channels through commercialisation for one of our projects, and am currently working with colleagues on a systematic evaluation of a health improvement project.

Much of my research activity involves collaborating with colleagues from other universities and within the NHS.  The research I am involved in is funded by national funders, such as the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), and other national and local sources.  I am regularly involved in developing new research funding proposals.

Having worked in various research settings - in academia at the University of East London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in government as a research analyst and the NHS as a research manager - I joined the University of Kent in 2007. 

I studied Sociology and Political Economy at City University, have a Post-graduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management (de Montfort).  I am an alumna of the University of Kent Business School MBA (Merit) and the Ashridge NIHR leadership programme.

These professional qualifications have been enormously helpful in adding management skills to my research profile; and invaluable when working with colleagues from other walks of life!

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Article
Treasure, T. et al. (2017). Developing a shared decision support framework for aortic root surgery in Marfan syndrome. Heart [Online]:1-7. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2017-311598.
Hotham, S. et al. (2017). A study in to the effectiveness of a postural care training programme aimed at improving knowledge, understanding, and confidence in parents and school staff. Child: Care, Health and Development [Online] 43:743-751. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cch.12444.
Hutton, E. and King, A. (2017). Parent/carer views on personal health budgets for disabled children who use rehabilitation therapy services. Disability & Society [Online] 33:254-271. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2017.1398636.
Holdsworth, L. et al. (2015). A quasi-experimental controlled evaluation of the impact of a hospice rapid response community service for end-of-life care on achievement of preferred place of death. Palliative Medicine [Online]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269216315582124.
Hamilton-West, K. et al. (2013). A concordance therapy to help older people self-manage type 2 diabetes. Diabetes and Primary Care [Online] 15:240-248. Available at: http://www.diabetesandprimarycare.co.uk/journal-content/view/a-concordance-therapy-to-help-older-people-self-manage-type-2-diabetes.
Jenkins, L., Brigden, C. and King, A. (2013). Evaluating a third sector community service following stroke. Journal of Integrated Care [Online] 21:248-262. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JICA-05-2013-0015.
Holdsworth, L. and King, A. (2011). Preferences for end of life: views of hospice patients, family carers, and community nurse specialists. International Journal of Palliative Nursing 17:251-255.
Fulop, N. et al. (2005). Changing organisations: a study of the context and processes of mergers of health care providers in England. Social Science and Medicine [Online] 60:119-130. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2004.04.017.
Monograph
Holdsworth, L. et al. (2015). Evaluation Of Pilgrims Hospices Rapid Response Hospice At Home Service: Summary of findings March 2015. Centre for Health Services Studies. Available at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/chss/docs/Hospice-at-Home-Summary.pdf.
Jenkins, L., King, A. and Brigden, C. (2012). Evaluation of the Stroke Association's Life After Stroke Services in Eastern & Coastal Kent. Centre for Health Services Studies.
King, A. and Jenkins, L. (2011). Practice Nurse and Long Term Conditions - what are the training needs?. Centre for Health Services Studies.
Holdsworth, L. and King, A. (2010). Developing a Patient Preference Questionnaire for Place of Care When Dying Phase 2: Nursing home, primary care and secondary care settings. Centre for Health Services Studies.
Alaszewski, H. et al. (2009). Communicating Information to Stroke Survivors. Executive Summary. Centre for Health Services Studies.
Holdsworth, L. and King, A. (2009). Developing a patient preference questionnaire for place of care when dying: Phase 1 Hospices. Centre for Health Services Studies.
King, A. and Jenkins, L. (2009). GP training capacity in East Kent - a research study. Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent.
Alaszewski, H. et al. (2008). Communicating Information to Stroke Survivors. A pilot study. Centre for Health Services Studies.
Research report (external)
King, A. and Katona, C. (2010). Improving concordance in Older People with Type-2 Diabetes. [Online]. Research for patient benefit. Available at: http://www.wmpresearch.org.uk/index.php/studies-complete-results-available/16-improving-concordance-in-older-people-with-type-2-diabetes.
Hamilton-West, K. et al. (2010). Improving Concordance in Older People with Type 2 Diabetes (ICOPE-D). National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
Conference or workshop item
Butler, C. et al. (2014). Results of a controlled evaluation of a hospice rapid response community service for end of life care. in: The 10th Palliative Care Congress. BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2014-000654.26.
Hotham, S. et al. (2014). An evaluation of a postural care training package: Improving self-efficacy in parents and teachers who care for a physically disabled child. in: Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (DHP).. Available at: https://www.bps.org.uk/system/files/user-files/Division%20of%20Health%20Psychology%20Annual%20Conference%202014/poster_presentation_listing_v9.pdf#page=2.
Hotham, S. et al. (2013). A study in to the effectiveness of a postural care education program aimed at improving self-efficacy in carers of a physically disabled child. in: Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference (DHP).. Available at: https://www.bps.org.uk/system/files/user-files/Division%20of%20Health%20Psychology%20Annual%20Conference%202013/poster_presentations_listing_v3.pdf.
Hutton, E. et al. (2013). A study into the effectiveness of a postural care education programme aimed at improving self-efficacy in carers of children with physical disabilities. in: European Academy of Childhood Disability Conference.
Hutton, E. et al. (2013). A study into the effectiveness of a postural care education programme. in: College of Occupational Therapists 37th Annual Conference & Exhibition.
Hutton, E. et al. (2013). A study into the effectiveness of a postural care education programme aimed at improving self-efficacy in carers of children with physical disabilities. in: The College of Occupational Therapists Annual Children & Young People Conference.
Rowe, J. et al. (2009). Improving Concordance in Older People with Type‐2 Diabetes. in: Annual Conference of the European Health Psychological Society.
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