Our Skills

The NMAHP RU is a multi-disciplinary research unit comprising over 60 academics, researchers and support staff. This includes Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals including occupational therapy, prosthetics, physiotherapy, optometry, and speech and language therapy. In the social sciences, we currently have sociologists, psychologists, and anthropologists. We also have statisticians contributing to our work in intervention trials and data linkage/ epidemiological work, along with high-level qualitative skill sets and systematic reviewers.

We have 7 Professorial research leads covering Nursing, Midwifery, AHPs and Primary Care.

The Unit has developed a critical mass of NMAHP Trialists to support methodological developments in randomised controlled trials, including economic evaluation, of complex interventions relevant to the nursing, midwifery or allied health professions. Our trials are supported by the:

  • Trial Management Group: consists of highly experienced trial managers and researchers
  • Quantitative Methods Group: consists of experienced statisticians and data analysts
  • Qualitative Trialists: researchers who use their qualitative skills to support the development of interventions; understanding of trial implementation; and understanding of trial outcomes.

The Unit has experts in Implementation Science to provide robust research evidence of which strategies work to facilitate implementation of evidence-based healthcare in a safe and effective way, reaching the intended target audience and maintaining the outcomes demonstrated in controlled trials.

The Unit also has expertise in using existing datasets and linked datasets and the methodological and statistical skills required for the analysis of large-scale datasets used in epidemiological studies and studies to explore variation in healthcare and treatment outcomes, patient pathways, and long-term outcomes for trials