• University Of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD13DH

1989 …2020

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Personal profile


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

Mind the Gap: Recommendations for Developing Support Tools with People Suffering from COPD

Davies, A., Mueller, J., Hennings, J., Caress, A. & Jay, C., 3 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : JMIR Human Factors.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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., 12 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Acute Medicine. 19, 1, p. 33-40 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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)

    An Inhaler Tracking System Based on Acoustic Analysis: Hardware and Software

    Xie, W., Gaydecki, P. & Caress, A., Nov 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. 68, 11, p. 4472-4480 9 p., 8611154.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Introducing a model for emotional distress in respiratory disease: A systematic review and synthesis of symptom management models

    Schmid-Mohler, G., Caress, A., Spirig, R. & Yorke, J., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Advanced Nursing. 75, 9, p. 1854-1867 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)