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We understand the human body is a complex and interrelated system and we therefore seek collaboration to provide a more holistic approach to the Research we provide. 

The team focuses equally on the needs of the participants as well as those of researchers ensuring that our volunteers have a positive experience and re-engage in research. Collaborative work is at the core of our practise and we support cross working for the best use of our resources.

Our experienced nurses have a wide skill mix and are given the opportunity for career progression, therefore some of them study towards Masters or PhD degrees. Nursing research is a major priority alongside the support of the academic studies undertaken, future nursing projects aiming to improve patient experience and enhance care pathways are in development. The success of our team is reflected in various awards received and publications. Our nurses have a tracked record as top recruiters in multi-site national randomised controlled trials and clinical studies.


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Latest publications

Fourie S, Jackson D, Aveyard H. Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A review of qualitative research studies. Int J Nurs Stud [Internet]. 2018 Nov;87:149–56. Available here 

Fourie, S., Aveyard, H., Jackson, D., Simmons, A., (2018) Young adults living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. A thematic synthesis of patient experience. 13th Congress of European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation– Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Vienna, 14-17 Feb 2018.

Fourie, S., Aveyard, H., Jackson, D., Simmons, A., (2018) Patients' perspective of living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: a literature review RCN International Research Conference 16-18 April 2018 Birmingham

Gosselink,M., Adusumili,S., Fourie,S., Tuynmann,J., Jones,O., Cunnigham, C., Lindsey, I., ‘Laparoscopic ventral rectopexy fort faecal incontinence associated with high grade internal rectal prolapse’. Disease of the Colon&Rectum12/2013;56(12):1409-14

Prapasrivorakul S, Gosselink M, Gorissen KJ, Fourie S, Hompes R, Jones OM, Cunningham C, Lindsey I. ‘Sacral neuromodulation for faecal incontinence: is the outcome compromised in patients with high-grade internal rectal prolapse?’Int J Colorectal Dis. 2014 Nov 30.

Gosselink MP, Joshi H, Adusumilli S, van Onkelen RS, Fourie S, Hompes R, Jones OM, Cunningham C, Lindsey I. ‘Laparoscopic Ventral Rectopexy for Faecal Incontinence: Equivalent Benefit is seen in Internal and External Rectal Prolapse.’ J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Nov 21.

Jones.H, Gosselink.M, Fourie, S., Lindsey,I. ‘Is group pelvic floor training as effective as individual treatment?’ Colorectal Disease 12/2014; 17(6).

MacLellan, J. (2019) Vulnerability in Birth; A Negative Capability. (Submitted to Qualitative Health Research June 2019)

Taylor, J.E.B. Surey, J. MacLellan, J. Francis, M.L. Abubakar, I. Stagg, H.R. (2019) Hepatitis B vaccination uptake in hard-to-reach populations in London: a cross-sectional study. BMC Infectious Diseases 19 (1) DOI: 10.1186/s12879-019-3926-2

Stagg, H.R. Surey, J. Francis, M. MacLellan, J. Foster, G.R. Charlett, A. Abubakar, I.(2019) Improving engagement with healthcare in Hepatitis C: a randomised controlled trial of a peer support intervention. BMC Medicine 17(1): 71. DOI:10.1186/s12916-019-1300-2

MacLellan, J. Fourie, S. (2018) Lived experience of women with faecal incontinence following childbirth: A thematic synthesis. (accepted Dec 2018 by Primary Care). Presented as a podium presentation at the First UK Pelvic Floor Summit, Telford, 20th April 2018.

Mawhinney, G. (2018) Podium Presentation on Digital Informed Consent – 42nd Annual Meeting, British Scoliosis Society. Belfast. Northern Ireland

Mawhinney, G. (2019) Podium Presentation on Oxford Video Informed Consent Tool (OxVIC™), European Operating Room Nurses Association (EORNA), The Hague, The Netherlands. 

Mawhinney, G. Thakar, C. Rothenfluh, D. Williams, V. Reynolds. J. (2019) Oxford Informed Video Consent Tool (OxVIC™): A pilot study of informed video consent in spinal surgery and preoperative patient satisfaction. BMJ Open (in press)

Participant engagement

feedbackAt ORNIID the participant is at the centre of our holistic approach to research, we therefore believe it is vital to talk and get as much feedback as possible. As such, in May 2018 we held an engagement event at Horton General Hospital in Banbury where the aim was to engage patients, friends or carers with gastroenterology conditions to allow them to find out what research projects are currently run by our department, hear why it is important that they get involved, and how they can do so.


For more information please feel free to contact us at gi.research@ndm.ox.ac.uk or 01865 231461.