Research Projects

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The forgotten half million: new measures to assess mental health outcomes in adults with autism Current Projects

Developing new measures to enable service providers to assess depression and suicidality in adults with autism, and establish national prevalence of these in the UK to inform policy.


Developing and Evaluating a Web-Based Self-Management Programme: iHOPE for Cancer Survivors Current Projects

A mixed methods approach was used to obtain both qualitative feedback from interviews, forums and survey free text responses and quantitative information from usability surveys and quality of life, mental health and wellbeing outcome data.


Young People’s Understanding of Sexual Consent and Sexual Exploitation Current Projects

Research seeking to explore young people’s understanding of sexual consent, using qualitative research methods. 


Through the eyes of children, young people and families - Evaluation of the model of care delivered by WellChild Nurses Current Projects

Through the Eyes of Children, Young People and Families - An evaluation of the Model of Care Delivered by WellChild Nurses.


Early Cancer Detection Consortium Current Projects

Early Cancer Detection Consortium - Systematic Reviews to Underpin the Development of a Generic Blood Test for Cancer 


Deprivation and Inequalities in Children's Services Interventions Completed Projects

The aim of this study was to examine the role of deprivation in explaining differences in key children’s services’ outcomes between and within local authorities (LAs).


Emotion processing and intervention in Autism Spectrum Conditions Current Projects

The Emotion processing and intervention in Autism Spectrum Conditions project aims to develop new innovative methods to explore how those with autism process emotions in realistic social situations. This project also aims to development new evidence based interventions to improve emotion processing skills in people with autism.


Exploring Understanding of Sexual Consent Amongst Young People Current Projects

The overall aim of this research was to explore young people’s views on sexual consent, investigating how contexts affect the understanding and ability to consent, and beginning to explore the influence of social differences on attitudes towards consent.


Sensory and Motor Difficulties in Autism Spectrum Conditions Current Projects

This project aims to explore how sensory and motor skills impact wider social skills in those with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC).


Suicidal Thoughts in Adults with Asperger Syndrome Current Projects

This project explores whether adults with Asperger Syndrome are at higher risk of suicidal thoughts than other clinical groups, and the associated risk factors.


Understanding young people in Coventry’s knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, behaviours, and influences in relation to the use of contraception, the use of contraception services and to pregnancy Current Projects

Understanding young people in Coventry’s knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, behaviours, and influences in relation to the use of contraception, the use of contraception services and to pregnancy


The British Council Coventry University Pharmacoeconomics Programme (BCCUPP) Current Projects

The aim of this development programme is to build upon the expertise, knowledge and skills of the pharmacy workforce in Egypt. In recent years, the economic evaluation of pharmaceutical technologies has become an important issue for many health care systems, worldwide. This collaboration will help transfer knowledge and skills from the team at Coventry University to academics working in Egypt and pharmacists in select Egyptian hospitals.


A Web-Based Cardiac REhabilitatioN Alternative for Those Declining or Dropping Out Of Conventional Rehabilitation: The WREN Feasibility Study Current Projects

The WREN Project will assess the feasibility of delivering a web-based cardiac rehabilitation intervention (ACTIVATEYOUR HEART) for those who decline or drop out from conventional supervised cardiac rehab. The feasibility trial will collect qualitative and quantitative data to inform the design of a definitive largescale multi-centre trial.


Evaluation of the Coventry GP Alliance: Best Care, Anywhere: Integrating Primary Care in Coventry Programme Current Projects

The aim of this project is to use a mixed method approach incorporating patient and public engagement to comprehensively evaluate across the three intervention sites.


Innovation to Support Those at Risk of Falling Current Projects

This project aimed to identify areas of good practice, service innovation and whole system thinking within falls prevention and response service delivery across the region, an in-depth case study approach was used where the researchers involved practitioners to capture this data, evaluate practice and highlight best practice service delivery. 


Impact, acceptability and cost-effectiveness of identifying infectious diseases amongst migrants in primary care Current Projects

As part of a new strategy in Leicester, UK, people born overseas will be offered testing for certain infectious illnesses (tuberculosis, HIV and viral hepatitis) when they register with a GP in the city. We aim to find out whether offering early tests for these infectious illnesses in this way will result in GPs actually doing more tests and identifying more people with these infectious illnesses.


How can siblings of children with a life-threatening or a life-limiting genetic condition be best supported? Current Projects

Previous research has tended to focus on the effects of childhood diagnosis on mothers, but this study will aim to increase professional’s understanding the experiences of the whole family, including other siblings. 


Through the Eyes of Children, Young People and Families: Evaluation of the Model of Care Delivered by WellChild Nurses Current Projects

This project carried out a longitudinal evaluation of the model of care delivered to children, young people and families with complex care needs by organisation WellChild.


TfSL Evaluation of Transition Taskforce Current Projects

Funded by the Department of Health, the project will evaluate the National Transition Taskforce, to explore transition services for young adults with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.


Young People and Smoking Project Current Projects

The purpose of this study is to collect questionnaire data and conduct focus groups with young people in Warwickshire to better understand their views and beliefs regarding smoking, stop smoking services and e-cigarettes.


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