Dr Sue Channon

Dr Sue Channon

Director Research Design and Conduct Service and Senior Research Fellow

Email:
channons2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 20875047
Location:
418c, Neuadd Meirionnydd, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YS

I am the Director of the Research Design and Conduct Service for South East Wales, which works with NHS and social care staff to develop high quality, innovative, service driven research, and a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff University. My background is as an NHS Clinical Psychologist in Child Health when my work was focussed on child development, the impact of long-term conditions on psychological well-being and family-level psychological interventions. My main areas of research interest are in health-related behaviour change, social care research, implementation of service change in health and social care and more recently research in maternity services. I have experience in development and evaluation of complex interventions and process evaluations.

 

Qualifications:    BSc Social Psychology, Dip Clin Psych, DClinPsych, PhD by Published works awarded June 2017

 Current Post:     Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff University,  Director of Research Design and Conduct Service/Senior Research Fellow 

Previous University and Clinical Posts in last 10 years

2014- 2017          Cardiff University (0.4wte) Centre for Trials Research South East Wales Trials Unit, Senior Research Fellow /Deputy Director of Research Design and Conduct Service

2012-2017            NHS Consultant Clinical Psychologist Clinical Psychology Training Cardiff & Vale UHB (0.6wte)

2005-2011            NHS Consultant Clinical Psychologist Paediatrics/Joint Service Lead Cardiff and Vale UHB

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My current areas of research activity are in the impact of foster carer training, long-term outcomes for Family Nurse Partnership and maternity including managment of obesity in pregnancy, safety of waterbirth and obstetric emergencies.

Selected Research Grants in last 10 years

  • 2019-20 Channon S, Cannings-John R, Coulman E, Couzens Z, Davies F, Grant A, Morantz L, Sanders J, Scherf C, Strange H. The feasibility and acceptability of a planned pre-pregnancy weight loss intervention: The Plan-it study. £281,958 NIHR HTA recommended for funding.
  • 2018-2021 Sanders J, Brocklehurst P, Cannings-John R, Channon S, Gale C, Holmes A, Hunter B, Lugg-Widger F, Mornatz L, Mc Mullen S, Nolan M, Paranjothy S, Robling M. The POOL Study. Establishing the safety of waterbirth for mothers and babies: A cohort study with nested qualitative component NIHR HTA £895,187.06
  • 2017-18 Robling MR, Waters C, Channon S, Cannings-John R, Lugg-Widger F. Establishing the impact of specialist home-visiting on children’s language development and parent-child interaction: developmental pathways to later adverse outcomes. Wellcome Trust ISSF3 Collaboration panel -Population award £50,000.
  • 2016-18 Sanders J, Cannings-John R, Channon S, Hunter B, Warren L, Watson G. Development of individualised weight charts for pregnancy The Burdett Trust for Nursing £164,046
  • 2016-17 Channon S. Development of a Realist Evaluation of the Multi-Disciplinary Intervention Service, Torfaen (MIST). Action for Children £30,292
  • 2014- 2018 Robling MR, Owen-Jones E, Cannings-John R, Sanders J, Kemp A, Segrott J, Holland S, Kenkre J, Cohen D, Channon S, Hood K, Butler C, Jones K, Building blocks 2-6: Antenatal and post-natal parenting support to reduce child mal-treatment: Public Health Research £680,015
  • 2012-2015 Ludgate M, Dyan C, Gregory J, Channon S, Okosieme OE, Controlled Antenatal Thyroid Screening (CATS) Study II. Action Medical Research £110,353
  • 2011-2014 Channon S. Improving psychosocial support for children and families living with diabetes: The development of a parent –to parent mentoring programme. NISCHR Academic Health Science Collaboration £77,072
  • 2007 - 2010 Lowes L, Gregory J, Cohen D, Hood K, Waugh N, Channon S, Robling M, Gane W, Trevelyan N, Bath L, Warner J. “Delivery of Early Care in Diabetes Evaluation” Diabetes UK £680,773

Selected Publications in last 10 years

Allen D, Channon S, Lowes L, Atwell C. (2011) Behind the scenes: The changing roles of parents in the transition from child to adult diabetes service Diabetic Medicine 28 (8) 994-1000

Allen, D. Cohen, D. Hood, K., Robling, M., Atwell, C., Lane, C., Lowes, L., Channon, S., Gillespie, D., Groves, D., Harvey, J., Gregory, J. (2012) Continuity of care in the transition from child to adult diabetes services: a realistic evaluation study, J Health Serv Res Policy 17 (3): 140-148.

Channon S, Bekkers  MJ, Sanders  J, Cannings-John  R, Robertson  L, Bennert  K, Butler  C, Hood  K, Robling  M. Motivational interviewing competencies among UK family nurse partnership nurses: a process evaluation component of the building blocks trial. BMC Nursing.2016, 15:55.

Channon S, Marsh K, Jenkins A Robling M (2013) Using Motivational Interviewing as the basis for a peer support programme in high school. Pastoral Care in Education: Vol 31 Issue 1 66-78

Christie D, Channon S. (2013) The potential for motivational interviewing to improve outcomes in the management of diabetes and obesity in paediatric and adult populations: a clinical review. Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism. 2013 Aug 8. doi: 10.1111/dom.12195.

Hales, C., S. Channon, P.N. Taylor, M.S. Draman, I. Muller, J. Lazarus et al (2014). The second wave of the Controlled Antenatal Thyroid Screening (CATS II) study: the cognitive assessment protocol. BMC endocrine disorders, 14(1), 95

Hales C, Taylor PN, Channon S et al.  Controlled Antenatal Thyroid Screening II: effect of treating maternal sub-optimal thyroid function on child cognition. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2017-02378

Holford N, Channon S, Heron J, Jones I. The impact of postpartum psychosis on partners. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018;18(1):414. Published 2018 Oct 23. doi:10.1186/s12884-018-2055-z

Lazarus J., Bestwick J., Channon S., Paradice R., Maina A.,Rees R., Chiusano E.et al, (2012) Antenatal thyroid screening and childhood cognitive function . New England Journal of Medicine; 366:493-501.

Lugg-Widger FV, Cannings-John R, Channon S, Fitzsimmons D, Hood K, Jones KH, Kemp A, Kenkre J, Longo M, McEwan K, Moody G. Assessing the medium-term impact of a home-visiting programme on child maltreatment in England: protocol for a routine data linkage study. BMJ Open. 2017 Jul 1;7(7):e015728.

McLackland B, Channon S Fowles K, Asley-jones L. (2013) An intervention aimed at helping parents with their emotional attunement to their child. Community Pract; 86(4): 24–27.

McNamara, R., Robling, M., Hood, K., Bennert, K., Channon, S., Cohen, D.et al, (2010). Development and Evaluation of a Psychosocial Intervention for Children and Teenagers Experiencing Diabetes (DEPICTED): a protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of a communication skills training programme for healthcare professionals working with young people with type 1 diabetes. BMC Health Services Research, 10:36.

Morgan‐Trimmer S, Channon S, Gregory JW, Townson J,  Lowes L. (2016) Family preferences for home or hospital care at diagnosis for children with diabetes in the DECIDE study. Diabetic Medicine,  33 (1), 119–124.

Rees S, Channon S, Waters CS. The impact of maternal prenatal and postnatal anxiety on children's emotional problems: a systematic review. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2018 Jun . doi:10.1007/s00787-018-1173-5. PMID: 29948234

Robling M,  McNamara R, Bennert K,, Butler C, Channon S, Cohen  D, et al (2012). The effect of the Talking Diabetes consulting skills intervention on glycaemic control and quality of life in children with type 1 diabetes: cluster randomised controlled trial (DEPICTED study).BMJ 2012;344:e2359 doi: 10.1136/bmj.e2359

Robling M, Bekkers M, Bell K, Butler C, Cannings-John R, Channon C,et al. Effectiveness of a nurse-led intensive home-visitation programme for first-time teenage mothers (Building Blocks): a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Lancet October 14, 2015 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/

Robling M, CanningsJohn R, Channon S, et al. What is usual care for teenagers expecting their first child in England? A process evaluation using key informant mapping and participant survey as part of the Building Blocks randomised controlled trial of specialist home visiting. BMJ Open 2018;8:e020152. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2017-020152