Lesley Dunleavy

Research Associate, PhD student

Research Overview

My research interests reflect my clinical background in palliative and end of life care. Prior to commencing my post within the university, I have worked as a nurse for many years in specialist palliative care in a number of roles and settings. I am currently working as a researcher on the Namaste study which is a feasibility trial that aims to improve the quality of dying for people with advanced dementia living in care homes. I am studying part time for a PhD in Health Research and I am focusing on recruitment issues in palliative care randomised controlled trials.

Namaste Care in nursing care homes with people with advanced dementia: protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial
Froggatt, K.A., Patel, S., Perez Algorta, G.D., Bunn, F., Burnside, G., Coast, J., Dunleavy, L.J., Hardwick, B., Kinley, J., Preston, N.J., Walshe, C.E. 25/09/2018 In: BMJ Open.
Journal article

Using the 'Social Marketing Mix Framework' to explore recruitment barriers and facilitators in palliative care randomised controlled trials?: A narrative synthesis review
Dunleavy, L., Walshe, C., Oriani, A., Preston, N. 1/05/2018 In: Palliative Medicine. 32, 5, p. 990-1009. 20 p.
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What are the barriers and facilitators to patient and carer recruitment to randomised controlled trials in palliative care?: A systematic review with narrative synthesis
Dunleavy, L., Walshe, C., Preston, N. 8/05/2017
Meeting abstract

Advance care planning – a multi-centre cluster randomised clinical trial: the research protocol of the ACTION study
Rietjens , J., Dunleavy, L.J., Preston, N.J., Payne, S.A. 8/04/2016 In: BMC Cancer. 16, 8 p.
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Overcoming barriers to research in palliative care: results from a consensus exercise
Preston, N., Dunleavy, L., Rigby, J., Griggs, A., Salt, S., Parr, A., Payne, S. 06/2014
Meeting abstract

Overcoming the hurdles: setting up clinical trials in three UK hospices
Dunleavy, L., Griggs, A., Wiley, G., Hughes, M. 03/2011 In: International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 17, 3, p. 131-134. 4 p.
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Answering difficult questions
Ablett, J., Dunleavy, L., Nowlan, J. 2005 In: European Journal of Palliative Care. 12, 1, p. 16-17. 2 p.
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