Since February 2016, I've been a part-time postdoc researcher in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St. George's, University of London (the two institutions have a long-standing collaboration). I'm working with Professor Mike Hurley on exercise interventions for chronic pain and carrying out other research on music and exercise. The picture is of St. George's, where I'm based, although I often work from home.
Current projects (these all use a mixed methods approach):
- a Cochrane review that's been in progress for a while, and is almost at publication stage. Cochrane reviews are a 'gold standard' of systematic reviews, where lots of literature is looked at systematically to establish the overall state of play in an area of research. This review looks at physiological and psychosocial outcomes in exercise interventions for knee and hip osteoarthritis.
- an investigation into parkrun volunteering: survey (completed) followed by interviews.
- an investigation into how researchers can work more effectively with local authorities to enable fitness instructors to deliver exercise interventions for chronic health conditions in leisure centres: interviews (first wave complete, second wave underway) and survey (complete).