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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Barnes, H. and Fourie, S. (2021) ‘N16 “ Sex ? Don ” t even remember what that is …’ exploring IBD patient engagement with online forums regarding the topics of relationships and intimacy ,Journal of Crohn’s & colitis, 15, pp. 615–616.
Fourie, S. et al. (2021) ‘A decade of waiting to know is not good enough! Experiences of women with vulval Crohn’ s disease N13 Living in rural communities with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Perspectives on healthcare use and access to care from patients and providers in one Cana’, Journal of Crohn’s & colitis, 15, p. 614.
Fourie, S. et al. (2021) ‘Sexuality as lived incompleteness: exploring intimacy and sexuality experiences of people living with inflammatory bowel disease’, Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis, 15, p. 612-613.
Fourie, S. et al. (2021) ‘“These Discussions Aren’t Happening”: Experiences of People Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Talking About Sexual Well-being with Health Care Professionals’, Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis, pp. 1–8. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjab043.
Fourie, S. (2020) ‘Using Google Forms in research on sensitive topics’, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 19(Alternative, Oral, Poster and Symposia Abstracts for QHR, 2019), p. 66. doi: 10.1177/1609406920909934.
Fourie, S., Aveyard, H. and Jackson, D. (2019) ‘Older adolescents participating in sensitive research: The voices we cannot hear’, Journal of Clinical Nursing, pp. 1–3. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15102.
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. 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)