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Personal profile

Biography

Emma joined the University of Huddersfield in September 2016 as a research fellow based in the Centre for Applied Research in Health.

Emma started her academic career in the field of Sport and Exercise Physiology, completing her PhD at the University of Leeds in 2013. Following this she worked as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine (2014 – 2016) where her responsibilities included the management, conduct, coordination and analysis of three clinical studies in patients with inflammatory diseases (e.g. polymyalgia rheumatica).

Emma's current role at the University of Huddersfield will focus on generating research outputs and impact in the area of patient education and communication.

Research Grant Income

  • Research Innovation Funding, University of Huddersfield: Development of an educational resource on informed consent. Nov 2017: £5000.

  • West Yorkshire Research and Development, NHS Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group: Improving capacity to support self-management in primary care- a scoping and feasibility project. March 2017: £23,245. Co-I.

  • Collaborative Venture Funds, University of Huddersfield: Optimising sleep quality through environmental noise reduction for patients in ward settings. May 2017: £2500: Co-I.
  • University of Huddersfield: Service Improvement for Night Time Noise Reduction on a Medical Admissions Unit. Nov 2016: £17,000 (minus £5k from CLAHRC YH and £5k from CHFT) Co-I.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Patient education and communication 
  • Health literacy
  • Quality of written communications between doctors and patients 
  • Self-management support of long-term conditions

Research Degree Supervision

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica Medicine & Life Sciences
Glucocorticoids Medicine & Life Sciences
Giant Cell Arteritis Medicine & Life Sciences
Constriction Medicine & Life Sciences
Meta-Analysis Medicine & Life Sciences
Exercise Medicine & Life Sciences
Brachial Artery Medicine & Life Sciences
Physiological Stress Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2012 2018

  • 9 Article
  • 2 Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Review article
2 Citations (Scopus)

Association between glucocorticoid therapy and incidence of diabetes mellitus in polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Lai, L., Harris, E., West, R. M. & Mackie, S. L., 2018, In : RMD Open. 4, 1, 10 p., e000521.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Giant Cell Arteritis
Glucocorticoids
Meta-Analysis
Diabetes Mellitus

Preliminary concurrent validity of the Fitbit-Zip and ActiGraph activity monitors for measuring steps in people with polymyalgia rheumatica

Chandrasekar, A., Hensor, E. M. A., Mackie, S. L., Backhouse, M. R. & Harris, E., 1 Mar 2018, In : Gait and Posture. 61, p. 339-345 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Equipment and Supplies
Gait
Video Recording
Prednisolone
2 Citations (Scopus)

Should patients still be copied into their letters? A rapid review

Harris, E., Rob, P., Underwood, J., Knapp, P. & Astin, F., 1 Dec 2018, In : Patient Education and Counseling. 101, 12, p. 2065-2082 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
File
Health Literacy
Health Policy
Research
Language
Psychology

Concurrent validation of activity monitor–based step counts in people with polymyalgia rheumatica

Chandrasekar, A., Hensor, E., Backhouse, M. & Harris, E., 1 Apr 2017, In : Rheumatology. 56, suppl 2, 126.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

Interval Exercise Increases Angiogenic Cell Function in Postmenopausal Women

Harris, E., Rakobowchuk, M. & Birch, K. M., Jul 2017, In : BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine. 3, 8 p., e000248.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Exercise
Stem Cells
Dilatation
Cell Count
Brachial Artery

Activities 2015 2019

  • 4 Publication Peer-review

SAGE Open Medicine (Journal)

Emma Harris (Reviewer)
18 Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

SAGE Open Medicine (Journal)

Emma Harris (Reviewer)
19 Dec 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

Scientific Reports (Journal)

Emma Harris (Reviewer)
Oct 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation (Journal)

Emma Harris (Reviewer)
2015

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

Press / Media