Dr Yu (Maggie) Fu

Dr Yu (Maggie) Fu


My background is in Medicine, Public Health and PhD in Applied Health Research. My research primarily focuses on the development and evaluation of health interventions for patients with long term conditions with an aim to improve their symptom management and quality of life. Having held a previous postdoc post looking at pain management at the University of Nottingham, I joined the School of Healthcare at the University of Leeds where I led a feasibility trial aiming to co-develop and evaluate an evidence-based self-management intervention for women with urinary incontinence. I have also been successful in applying for external research grants to undertaken PPI activities and seed funding for the development of outcome measures in this area. I then joined the LIHS, where I am leading projects collaborating with other 4 European countries, aiming to develop and evaluate needs’ assessment interventions for patients with advanced COPD who need palliative care in feasibility trials.

Research interests

  • Development and evaluation of complex interventions
  • Self-management
  • Women’s health
  • Palliative care for advanced COPD
  • Mixed-methods research
  • Evidence-based research
  • Patient-professional partnerships
  • Systematic reviews 
  • Evidence synthesis


  • PhD in Applied Health Research
  • Masters in Public Health
  • Bachelor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Student education

Tutor, MBChB Individuals and Populations, School of Medicine

Supervisor, MSc Nursing Dissertation, School of Healthcare

Supervisor, MSc Clinical Research Methods, School of Healthcare

Lecturer, MSc Mixed Methods Research, School of Healthcare

Research groups and institutes

  • Division of Primary Care, Palliative Care and Public Health
  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • St Gemma's Academic Unit of Palliative Care
  • Palliative care
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