Dr Yu (Maggie) Fu

Dr Yu (Maggie) Fu


Maggie is a mixed methods researcher and her research focuses on the self-management of long term conditions.

Maggie is Research Fellow at the School of Healthcare. Her first degree is in Medicine; she has a Master in Public Health (ScHaRR) and PhD in Healthcare studies. Before joining the University of Leeds, Maggie worked at the University of Nottingham where she undertook a collaborative study with Osteoarthritis Trial Bank using individual patient data to identify placebo responders and the potential determinants of the placebo response. Maggie's current\nresearch focuses on the self-management of long term conditions aiming to improve patient well-being and healthcare service through the development and evaluation of self-management interventions. She has a particular interest in examining factors that influence people’s self-management ability, for example, she published papers on patient-professional partnerships and self-management of chronic back pain. She is also interested in applying evidence synthesis to develop and test self-management interventions, for example, evidence based self-management strategies for older women with urinary incontinence. Maggie is a mixed methods researcher using with a wide range methods to support her research. She has rich experience in designing and conducting systematic review, evidence synthesis, RCTs and qualitative interviews.

She has also undertaken teaching for postgraduate students within the School of Healthcare, primarily focusing on challenges of conducting a mixed methods study.self-management, long term conditions


  • PhD - Applied health research
  • MPH - Masters in Public Health
  • Bachelor of Medicine

Student education

I teach on the MSc Nursing Dissertation (HECS 5152M), the MSc Clinical Research Methods (HECS5272M), and the MSc Mixed Methods Research (HECS5238M).

Research groups and institutes

  • Long-term conditions
  • Maternal, child and family health
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