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Dr Niamh Redmond

Dr Niamh Redmond

Dr Niamh Redmond
BSc(Liv), PhD(Bristol)

Research Fellow - NIHR CLAHRC West

Area of research

NIHR CLAHRC West

CLAHRC West,
9th Floor, Whitefriars BS1 2NT
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+44 (0) 117 342 1270

Summary

I am a Research Fellow and Manager with NIHR CLAHRC West (http://clahrc-west.nihr.ac.uk/). I am responsible for ensuring the varied and cross-partner applied health research projects are running well and to a high standard. I  I advise on project set up and any regulatory approvals, monitor our peer reviewed outputs and support engagement activities with our partners and collaborators. I am also involved in several CLAHRC West research projects as a research team member.

Previous to this, I was the Research Fellow and Programme Manager of a large 5-year NIHR-funded Programme grant and have contributed to several grants and RCTs. I have also co-ordinated and managed a number of RCTs, mostly in primary care settings, and have worked at the University since 2006.

My own research expertise and interests lie in randomised controlled trials, trial methodology and management; specifically improving recruitment strategies in studies and trials.

Biography

Niamh joined NIHR CLAHRC West in April 2016 and is involved in several research studies and research project management activities. Niamh retains strong links with researchers at the Centre for Academic Primary Care where she worked for 10 years prior to joining NIHR CLAHRC West. 

Niamh has had a lot of experience in clinical cohort studies and randomised controlled trials (RCTs). These include childhood fever, prevention of fracture in older women, children's cough and RTI consultations and emollients for ezcema. Niamh is an experienced researcher and clinical trials manager; her own research interests lie in trial methodology, specifically improving recruitment strategies in RCTs and studies.

Prior to this, she worked at the University of Liverpool for 3 years, first as a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the MRI Analysis Centre, on a long-term back pain follow up study, and then as a Lecturer in Health Sciences. She was also a Medical Representative for a large Pharmaceutical company.

Teaching

Niamh currently co-ordinates, with Dr Sara Brookes, the annual 'Design and Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials' short course in the School of Social and Community Medicine. Niamh has also facilitated the INSPIRE Research Initiative for medical students.

Niamh has had previous experience of teaching Health Science undergraduate students clinical imaging anatomy and physiology, communication skills, research methods and co-ordinated the final year Special Study Options at the University of Liverpool.

Keywords

  • NIHR CLAHRC West Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) Recruitment Primary care Children Infection Osteoporosis

Skills

  • Respiratory tract infections osteoporosis back pain eczema

Methodologies

  • randomised control trials (RCTs) cohort studies trial methodology

Expertise

I have an interest in a variety of human health research topics, specifically occupational health problems and clinical trials. I am currently co-ordinating the local SCOOP study, which is a randomised controlled trial (RCT) investigating whether a community-based screening programme can help prevent fragility fractures in older women. I have previously co-ordinated the PITCH trial, an NHS funded RCT which investigated whether paracetamol, ibuprofen or a combination of the two was most effective for the relief of fever in children. My previous work has investigated whether a long-term relationship between MRI-diagnosed lumbar spinal pathology and low back pain (LBP) existed. My PhD investigated the fine motor control of repetitive and rhythmic hand movements (handwriting and drawing) in healthy human and writer's cramp subjects.

  • healthcare
  • clinical trials
  • screening programme
  • fragility fractures
  • paracetamol
  • ibuprofen
  • low back pain
  • Selected publications

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