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Title Funder Start date End date
Development and evaluation of the Digital-My Arm Pain Programme (DMAPP) for improving painful distal upper limb musculoskeletal disorders National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) 1 May 2021 30 April 2027
FUsED Study: Frequent users of the Emergency Department: Improving and standardizing services- a mixed methods study National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) 1 September 2021 31 August 2024

Past projects

Title Funder Start date End date
Understanding and improving the quality of primary care for prisoners: a mixed methods study (Qual-P) 1 August 2019 31 January 2022
Community-based complex interventions to sustain independence in older people 1 December 2019 1 October 2021
REVAMP 1 July 2015 28 February 2021
What is the cost-effectiveness of home adaptations for older people? 1 September 2019 31 October 2020
Evaluating the validity, reliability and acceptability of a seated postural assessment tool for older people with restricted mobility in care homes (The HARP Study) 1 October 2019 30 September 2020
MUK eight: A randomised phase II trial of Cyclophosphamide and Dexamethasone in combination with Ixazomib, in relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) patients who have relapsed after treatment with thalidomide, lenalidomide and a proteasome inhibitor. 1 January 2015 1 January 2020
EXTEND 1 February 2017 31 March 2019
The PATCH Study - Package for Residents in Care Homes: a Cluster Randomised Controlled Feasibility Trial 1 October 2016 31 March 2019
Surveys for Urban Equity 1 April 2017 31 March 2019
Urban Anchal 1 March 2017 28 January 2019
COMDIS-HSD 1 January 2011 31 December 2018
Community dialogues for preventing and controlling antibiotic resistance in Bangladesh 1 January 2017 31 December 2018
The Community Ageing Research Study (CARE 75+) 1 January 2014 1 December 2018
RESPOND 1 January 2017 1 June 2018
PERFORM 1 September 2011 1 August 2015
Understanding the Impacts of Care Farms on the Health and Well-being of Probation Service-users: A Pilot study 1 January 2013 30 June 2015
EVAL-HEALTH 1 January 2011 1 October 2014
Social networks and infant mortality 1 January 2011 1 January 2014
PARAMEDIC - PreHospital Randomised Assessment of a Mechanical Compression Device in Cardiac Arrest 1 September 2009 31 July 2013
HESVIC 1 July 2009 1 June 2012
RESPONSE 1st April 2020 30th September 2023
AMIPS 1st March 2020 31st May 2021
The Home-based Older People's Exercise Programme (HOPE)
Partnerships for Equity and Inclusion 1st June 2020 28th February 2022
Ethnicity Training Network 2003 Ongoing
LOng COvid Multidisciplinary consortium: Optimising Treatments and servIces acrOss the NHS (LOCOMOTION) August 2021 August 2023
Home-based Extended Rehabilitation for Older People (HERO) 01.03.2017 30.05.2023
Enabling health and maintaining independence for older people at home: the 'HomeHealth'
Development and testing of strategies to enhance physical activity in care homes (REACH)
Developing a novel system of care targeting risk factors for five manifestations of frailty to maintain the independence of older people in hospital and post-discharge (OPTIMISE) 01.04.2019 20.09.2020
Partnerships for Social Justice Feb 5th 2020 Ongoing
Socially inclusive cities
SINC-Urban 1 November 2019 31 July 2020
Investigation of the Delirium Observation Screening Scale (DOSS) for the routine detection of delirium in the Care Home Setting: The DOSS study April 2014 March 2016
Physical rehabilitation for older people in long-term care 2009
Addressing depression in Muslim communities
Methods to estimate health-related quality of life for adults with learning disabilities 01.01.2018 31.12.2020
Community-led Responsive and Effective Urban Health Systems (CHORUS) 1st May 2020 30th April 2026
FReSHSTART: Function Replacement in repeated Self-Harm: Standardising Therapeutic Assessment and the Related Therapy 09/2018 03/2024
Personalised care planning to improve quality of life for older people with frailty (PROSPER) October - 2018 January - 2023
Optimising blood pressure management for older people with frailty 01.10.2017 30.09.2020
A study to understand and optimise community hospital care in the NHS (MoCHA) July 2014 June 2017
Feasibility study of a supported self-management intervention for stroke survivors with aphasia (StarStep study)
Talking about recovery after stroke: How do we do it, and how can we do better? 01.09.2017 31.03.2021
Using co-production to improve patient carer and staff experiences in health care organizations: a multi-centre, mixed methods evaluation in inpatient stroke units (CREATE)
Why do stroke patients not receive the recommended amount of therapy? (ReAcT) 01.09.2014 28.02.2017
Process evaluation embedded within a randomised trial of caregiver training after stroke July 2008 December 2011
A cluster randomised controlled trial of a structured training programme for caregivers of in-patients after stroke (TRACS)
The Clinical Information and Management System for Stroke (CIMSS) October 2008 December 2013
Development and evaluation of strategies to provide longer-term health and social care for stroke survivors and their carers (LoTS-2-Care) October 2013 September 2018
Improving patient and carer centred outcomes in longer-term stroke care (LoTS Care)
Development and evaluation of strategies to reduce sedentary behaviour in patients after stroke and improve outcomes (RECREATE) 01.10.2017 31.09.2024
A randomised, phase IIB trial in previously untreated patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) to compare fludarabine, cyclophosphamide and rituximab (FCR) with FC, mitoxantrone and low dose rituximab (FCM-miniR 01.01.2009 01.06.2015
CHEPSAA 1 February 2011 01/01/12015
Dance On/Dance Activator Programme June 2018 May 2020
Enhanced in-vivo screening and molecular analysis for colorectal cancer 01.03.2016 01.11.2016
Liaison Psychiatry: Measurement and Evaluation of Service Types, Referral Patterns and Outcomes (LP-MAESTRO) January 2015 June 2019
Oncoscan as a prognostic device to identify high risk of progression to Muscle invasive disease amongst G3T1 Bladder Cancer Patients February 2016 November 2016
RISA -IPD ReducIng Self-harm in Adolescents: Individual Patient Data meta-analysis 1 June 0019
The INCENTIVE Study: a mixed methods evaluation of an innovation in commissioning and delivery of primary dental care compared to traditional dental contracting. 01.01.2012 01.03.2016
Delirium cancer guidelines 05.06.2017 30.06.2017
ESRC NGO Data Fund April 2018 March 2019
What does shared decision-making mean to children aged 8-12 years with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia?
Well on Wheat (WOW) Study
Values Based Recruitment: What works for whom, why, and in what circumstances? - -
Understanding the prevalence, care and management of frailty in care home residents - -
Understanding palindromic rheumatism: defining the impact, identifying the phenotype and establishing research priorities - -
Translation and Application
Trans-venous occlusion of incompetent pelvic veins as a treatment for chronic pelvic pain in women: a pilot randomised control trial
Towards modelling an asthma e-health communication tool for young people: a scoping exercise of current practice
The safety and quality of the management of medicines when people with dementia move between the care home and hospital setting - PhD study
The RECO study: Realist Evaluation of service models and systems for CO- existing serious mental health and substance use conditions
The neural integration of emotional expressions from different modalities (University of Leeds Laidlaw Scholarship, 2018) 2018 -
A research study investigating the molecular mechanisms of rare genetic disorders.
The GEM study: Games for educating midwives in Sub-Saharan Africa
The feeling of what (does not) happen: A multimodal neurobehavioural account of somatosensory misperceptions - -
The effect of ingesting or rinsing sucrose and sucralose solutions on self-control and cognitive performance
The Dynamic Assessment of Reading Test (DART) Project 2018 2021
The detection and management of pain in patients with dementia in acute care settings: development of a decision tool - -
The challenges of shared decision making and antipsychotic polypharmacy in forensic settings an interview and observational study - -
The Big Picture: Preventing youth substance abuse in Assam
The benefits of natural dietary supplements on cognition in ageing
Supporting young mothers (aged 14-25) in the first two years of life
Study to Examine Psychological Processes in Suicidal Ideation and behaviour (STEPPS) - -
SPICES: Seclusion and Psychiatric Intensive Care Evaluation Study - -
Social Prescribing: A way forward in assisting self-management of osteoarthritis (OA) - -
Smile Aider (Stakeholder Meaningful Involvement Engagement Aiding Dental Research) - -
SATIN (SATiety INnovation) - -
Relationship between care home staffing and quality of care: a mixed methods approach - -
Reducing adolescent smoking initiation Economic and Social and Humanities Research Council (ESRC) - -
Re-imagining professionalism in mental health Economic and Social and Humanities Research Council (ESRC)
RCT to compare the bioavailability, acceptability and tolerability and effects on gut microbiota and cognitive function of omega-3 fatty acids in a drink with an equivalent dose of omega-3 fatty acids in capsule form
Raised in Yorkshire (Research Activity in Schools Evaluating Dental Health) - -
Providing the foundation for effective decision support for skin problems in primary care - -
Providing a standardised approach to virtual clinical follow up of total joint replacement - -
Prescribing and use of opioids for chronic non-malignant pain: a meta-synthesis of qualitative studies - -
Pharmaceutical Project - -
Patient Safety Translational Research Centre - Safe Use of Medicines Theme
Organising general practice for care homes: A multi-method study - -
NoHoW - -
NICHE-leeds Nov 2018 -
Neurodegeneration in the brain
Neural correlates of Developmental Coordination Disorder - -
Mole counting pilot for UK Biobank August 2019 August 2020
MindMate 2U – acceptability and feasibility study of a digital resource for young people October 2017 March 2019
MIDSHIPS: Multicentre Intervention Designed for Self-Harm using Interpersonal Problem Solving: A feasibility study 01.09.2014 01.09.2014
Midland and North of England Stillbirth Study
Medication adherence Validation and feasibility testing of a novel questionnaire to identify barriers to medication adherence
Marie Curie Industry Academic Partnerships and Pathways
Let’s talk about the S word: developing an interactive training resource to engage and meet the sexuality and intimacy needs of care home residents. 1st January 2019 30th December 2021
Leeds Older women Urinary Incontinence Self-Management (LOUISA)
Investigating the barriers and facilitators to the prescribing and use of medicines in managing neuropathic pain- PhD study
Intervention study of the effects of phospholipid enriched milk compared with non-enriched milk on cognitive performance and subjective state in 6 - 8 year old UK school children
Innovation to enhance health in care homes: Rapid evidence synthesis - -
Inducing plasticity in the ageing brain
Increasing Physical Activity: Designing and Testing a Workplace Intervention - -
Improving the safety and continuity of medicines management at care transitions (ISCOMAT) for people with heart failure - -
Implementing the six core strategies (6CS) – UK Working in partnership to minimise harm to patients and staff.
Identifying and managing perinatal mental health in male partners using the Born and Bred in Yorkshire (BaBY) cohort: White Rose collaboration in gender and perinatal mental health
How arthritis affects earnings over time Feb 2020 Jan 2022
Healthcare workforce wellbeing, burnout and patient care delivery
Health Services Research - Development and evaluation of the electronic frailty index+ (eFI+) tool: integrated prognostic-decision modelling to target interventions for older people with moderate or severe frailty
Full4Health (Understanding food-gut-brain mechanisms across the lifespan in the regulation of hunger and satiety for health) - -
Fostering and sustaining UK, multidisciplinary, family-focused care across the life-course: A White Rose collaboration in long-term condition management
Filling without Drilling  - -
FIAT (Fistula-in-ano trial) comparing Surgisis® anal fistula plug versus surgeon's preference (advancement flap, fistulotomy, cutting seton) for transsphincteric fistula-in-ano December 2010 May 2019
Evaluation of patient preferences for and cost effectiveness of community intravenous antibiotic services (CIVAS) - -
EU FP7 Collaborative Project
Engaging Partners in Childbirth for Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV (EPOCH Study): preliminary work for a randomised controlled trial
Effects of a demand-led evidence briefing service on the uptake and use of research evidence by commissioners of health - -
Early facilitated discharge in acute mental health - -
DIVERSE (Drivers of eating behaviour during chronic overconsumption) - -
Developing a service user centred co-designed patient safety intervention for acute mental health wards: A mixed methods process evaluation
Delivering Digital Drugs - -
DAPHNE (data-as-a-service platform for healthy lifestyle and preventive medicine) - -
Culturally adapted Family Intervention (CaFI) for African Caribbeans with schizophrenia and their families - -
CONTRAST Establishing components of interventions to reduce restrictive practices with children and young people: an evidence synthesis.
Constructing Facial Composites: Increasing the Forensic Relevance of Laboratory Research (ESRC) - -
COMPARE Establishing components of programmes to reduce restrictive practices: an evidence synthesis
Cognitive functions and interhemispheric transfer in Alzheimer's - -
Clinical trial of a food for special medical purposes (FSMP, confidential) in phenylketonuria
Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a multifaceted podiatry intervention for falls prevention in older people - -
Children and young people with CKD: a qualitative study of their views on desirable components for a developmentally appropriate, CKD-specific information and support software application
Children and young people aged 8-15 years with severe allergic eye disease: Development and refinement of a developmentally appropriate Quality of Life measure
Care Homes Independent Pharmacist Prescribing Study (CHIPPS) - -
Cancer care co-ordinators and support workers supporting specialist cancer nursing services - -
Breaking the ‘itch-scratch cycle’ - -
Born in Bradford New Wave 2016 2021
Barriers and facilitators to deprescribing for older people living in care homes – PhD study
Assessing research capacity and capability (RECAP) in HCPs: A collaborative pilot study in Leeds Children’s Hospital
Assessing functional ability in older adults
Assessing functional ability in older adults 2018 2019
Apps for adolescents with chronic rheumatic disease (CRD): a qualitative study of young people’s, parents’ and professionals’ views on required components of a mobile health-app to support self-care
An exploration of the perspectives of chronic pelvic pain amongst women from South Asian backgrounds - -
An evaluation of the Birth Matters Clinic
An electrophysiological investigation of interhemispheric communication in Alzheimer’s Disease.
Alternative tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) or abatacept or rituximab following failure of initial TNFi in rheumatoid arthritis: the SWITCH RCT 01.04.2011 01.02.2017
ALOHA (Effects of almonds on human appetite) - -
Ageing and working memory:
Administration of medicines in care homes (with nursing) for older people by care assistants - -
Addressing what matters to frail older people and their informal carers in primary care based clinical encounters and contacts - -
Acute effect of minerals and botanicals (confidential) in combination or isolation on cognitive performance, neural activity, and response to stress
Acute and chronic effects of 100% Florida Orange Juice consumption on cognitive performance and gut microbiota in 7 - 9 year old UK schoolchildren
Acceptability of an online dietary recall tool in women with gestational diabetes - -
A review of evidence on skin care for healthy babies at term and to inform the development of practice guidelines
A realist synthesis to explain how, for whom and in what circumstances different community mental health crisis services work. (MH-CREST)
A multi-method approach to understanding pain sensitivity pre- and post- non-pharmacological interventions that target alpha wave brain activity - -
2. Don’t Smile Co-production theatre and debate – Innovation in research dissemination addressing health literacy and reach to vulnerable at risk young people - -
Biopassport 1 November 0017 31 October 0019
AKI Diagnostics - The future for diagnostic tests of acute kidney injury in critical care: evidence synthesis, care pathway analysis and research prioritisation 1 October 0014 1 October 0016