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- powella at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Clinical Research Coordinator
- Royal London House, R506
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I am the Clinical Research Coordinator within the Bournemouth University Clinical Research Unit. The primary purpose of my role is to create a seamless link between academics at BU and clinicians in the NHS (and sometimes individuals or businesses in the private sector), to enable high quality, pragmatic, inter-professional and inter-disciplinary health research to take place. I help to build research teams, and support them to develop project plans and construct bids for funding.
I have a background in both Psychology and Sports Science, and have previously worked for Dorset HealthCare NHS Foundation Trust, Borough of Poole, AFC Bournemouth and Nuffield Health. I settled in academia during my previous role as a Research Associate at Kingston University and St George’s University of London, and joined Bournemouth University in January 2017.
Part of my time is also spent conducting research.
In April 2018, I was awarded my first research grant, by Active Dorset (via Sport England funding), to perform an exploratory evaluation of a novel physical activity pathway designed to help reduce the number of inactive older adults in Dorset. The project began in November 2018, and will run until April 2021.
I am also a member of the ‘Evaluating the Impact of a Delayed Transfer of Care (DToC) Pilot Scheme’ project team. Funded by BU Pump-Priming funding, and being carried out in collaboration with local social care provider Tricuro, this project seeks to evaluate a new pilot scheme being trialled in Dorset which aims to facilitate improved hospital discharge procedures and person-centred care for patients. This project began in October 2019, and will run until approximately July 2020.
I was previously a member of the ‘Making TRACS to Improve Nurse Retention’ project team between June 2017 and September 2019.
- The Active Ageing Pathway Evaluation (Sport England, 01 Nov 2018). In Progress
- MSc in Sports Science (University of Portsmouth, 2013)
- PGCert in Psychological Therapies (University of Exeter, 2010)
- BSc (Hons) in Psychology (University of Bath, 2008)