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Dr Carly Reagon 


I completed my PhD in healthcare studies in 2006.  My doctoral research was a grounded theory case study of evidence-based practice in occupational therapy.  Data collection methods included focus groups and in-depth interviews with practitioners in a Primary Care Trust.  An output of this research was a suggested new definition and model of evidence based practice for occupational therapists.  

  • 2012-2013 (Principal Investigator): An action research study to identify and pilot an outcome measure for an occupation and recovery based service for people with mental health conditions. Funded by UK Occupational Therapists Research Foundation, Institute of Social Psychiatry Scholarship
  • 2012-2015 (Co-Investigator): A study to investigate the effect of choral singing on quality of life, self-esteem and empowerment and the factors which underlie these effects in both patients previously diagnosed with cancer, and their carers. Funded by Tenovus.
  • 2008 – 2010 (Principal Investigator) Condition Management Programme research: a mixed-method evaluation of NHS Condition Management Programmes which aim to enable those claiming incapacity benefits to better understand and manage their health condition. This research combined interviews with managers, healthcare professionals, and clients with analysis of outcome measure data (SF36v2, GSES, and HADS). Funded by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg, Cwm Taf and Hywel Dda Health Boards.
  • 2006-2008 (Research officer) Demand management – a comparative, multi-method study of referral management centres: an evaluation of three comparative systems of GP referral to secondary care using interviews, observation, and analysis of routine data. Funded by AWARD.