Grace Lewis headshot
PhD Title
Can motivating parents and children with asthma triggered by environmental triggers improve asthma outcomes?
Funded by
Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research
Supervisors
Dr Alistair Duff, Dr Linda Milnes, Dr Alexandra Adams and Professor Jurgen Schwarze
Based at
University of Leeds

Can motivating parents and children with asthma triggered by environmental triggers improve asthma outcomes?

The aim of this project is to develop an intervention to motivate children and their families to reduce exposure to avoidable asthma triggers.

The Medical Research Council framework for complex interventions will be used to inform a mixed methods approach for this project.

About me

I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BMedSci (Hons) in Orthoptics and have seven years’ experience as a clinical Orthoptist in the NHS. I have some experience in quantitative and qualitative research methodology, and an interest in improving health-related quality of life. I completed a Master’s in Public Health (distinction) at the University of Edinburgh. During my master’s dissertation I developed an interest in novel familial interventions to improve child and family health, particularly respiratory health.

Publications

  • Bansback N, Czoski-Murray C, Carlton J, Lewis G, Hughes L, Espallargues M, Brand C, Brazier J (2007) Determinants of health related quality of life and health state utility in patients with age related macular degeneration: the association of contrast sensitivity and visual acuity. Quality of Life Research: 16 (3): 533-543
  • Espallargues M, Czoski-Murray C, Bansback N, Carlton J, Lewis G, Hughes L, Brand C, Brazier J (2005) The impact of age related macular degeneration on health state utility values. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science: 46 (11), 4016-4023
  • Squirrell D, Lewis G, Burke JP (2005) Congenital Brown’s Syndrome treated with exaggerated traction testing alone. Journal of AAPOS: 9 (4), 398-399

Research activity

Posters:

  • Brazier J, Bansback N, Espallargues M, Czoski-Murray C, Phippen G, Carlton J. (2005) Are generic preference-based measures truly generic? The case of visual impairment. 5th iHEA World Congress on Health Economics. Barcelona, Spain, July 2005
  • Brazier J, Bansback N, Espallargues M, Czoski-Murray C, Phippen G, Carlton J (2005) The relationship between impairment and generic based preference measures, patient valuations and patient life satisfaction, in age related macular degeneration. European Conference on Health Economics, London School of Economics, London 2005
  • Espallargues M, Brazier J, Czoski-Murray C, Bansback N, Phippen G, Carlton J. (2004) Health status measurement in age-related macular disease: new evidence for clinic and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi), Krakow, Poland, 30th May - 2nd June 2004

Conference presentations:

  • Carlton J, Phippen G, Hughes L, Czoski-Murray C, Bansback N, Espallargues M, Brand C, Brazier J (2004) A survey of quality of life in patients with age related macular degeneration. Transactions of the Xth International Orthoptic Congress: Melbourne, Australia, 14th-17th November 2004
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