• University Of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD13DH

  • 1807 Citations
  • 25 h-Index
1989 …2020

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Ann Caress joined the University of Huddersfield in 2018, taking on the role of Professor of Health Services Research.

Graduating from the University of Manchester in 1986, Ann went on to work as a Research Associate in the renal field, sparking an enduring interest in long-term conditions, health information, patient education and service user involvement in healthcare. 

After undertaking her doctoral studies at the University of Liverpool (PhD awarded 1996), she returned to the University of Manchester as a lecturer, becoming a Professor in 2009.

Ann has held two NHS joint appointments, at the Christie Hospital NHS Foundation (2001-2003) and Manchester University NHSFT (formerly UHSM) from 2010-2018.

Ann Caress is extremely active in promoting research nationally and internationally, and has collaborated with colleagues from such countries as Denmark, Hong Kong and Canada.

Research Expertise and Interests

Ann's primary research interests relate to living with and management of long-term health problems, primarily in adults and particularly in the renal and respiratory fields. She has particular interests in self-management, patient and carer experience and novel approaches to service delivery. Another strand of her research relates to patient and public involvement in service delivery and research.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Long Term Conditions
  • Treatment Decision-Making
  • Service User Participation
  • Health Information
  • Patient Education
  • Health Service Research
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Survey Methods
  • Novel Scaling Approaches
  • Thurstone Scaling
  • Coombs Unfolding Theory
  • Conjoint Analysis Technique
  • Multi-Method Research

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Research Output

  • 1807 Citations
  • 25 h-Index
  • 62 Article
  • 21 Review article
  • 2 Letter
  • 1 Comment/debate

Patient and Caregiver Experience of Hospital Discharge from an Acute Medicine Unit via the Discharge Lounge: A Qualitative Case Study

Lees-Deutsch, L., Gough, B., Yorke, J. & Caress, A. L., 28 Mar 2020, In : Acute Medicine. 19, 1, p. 33-40 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Patient and healthcare professional experiences of the Salford Lung Studies: qualitative insights for future effectiveness trials

    Gemzoe, K., Crawford, R., Caress, A., McCorkindale, S., Conroy, R., Collier, S., Doward, L., Vekaria, R. M., Worsley, S., Leather, D. & Irving, E., 11 Aug 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Trials.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Recommendations for Developing Support Tools With People Suffering From Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Co-Design and Pilot Testing of a Mobile Health Prototype

    Davies, A., Mueller, J., Hennings, J., Caress, A. & Jay, C., 23 Jun 2020, In : JMIR Human Factors. 7, 2, 17 p., e16289.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • “Body as a Machine”: How Adolescents With Sickle Cell Disease Construct Their Fatigue Experiences

    Poku, B., Caress, A-L. & Kirk, S., 1 Jul 2020, In : Qualitative Health Research. 30, 9, p. 1431-1444 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Adult patients’ experiences of symptom management during pulmonary exacerbations in cystic fibrosis: A thematic synthesis of qualitative research

    Schmid-Mohler, G., Yorke, J., Spirig, R., Benden, C. & Caress, A. L., 1 Dec 2019, In : Chronic Illness. 15, 4, p. 245-263 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)