Lesley Dunleavy

Senior 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. 25/11/2018 In: BMJ Open. 8, 11 p.
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
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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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