WP1: Long term conditions & co-morbidity

This work package is developing research programmes in practice that are needs led for long term conditions. We link in professional groups, organisations, and users across sectors, in particular integrating with Social Care, to engage in the conduct and development of research.

Core activities

  • Continued implementation and development of Community Nursing Research Strategy for Wales
  • Organise an all-Wales meeting to develop strategy and action plan, sending invites to all sectors including carers, third sector, industry, councils, independent sector, primary care and social care professionals to elicit issues and priorities.
  • Establish up long term conditions research strategy and practice policy board.
  • Establish a programme of research across sectors to address important issues with support and seek funding.
  • Use of consensus methods for capacity building and to develop future assessment procedures across the professions.


Prof Joyce Kenkre & Dr Carolyn Wallace, University of South Wales

Current projects

  1. Our Place 'Pontypridd YMCA'

WP1 Publications

A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study to Investigate the Utility of a Picture Imagination Task in Investigating Neural Responses in Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain to Daily Physical Activity Photographs. Ann.M Taylor, Ashley D Harris, Alice V Varnava, Rhiannon Phillips, Justin O Taylor, Owen Hughes, Antony R Wilkes, Judith E Hall, Richard G Wise. Published: October 23, 2015DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141133

Neural responses to a modified Stroop paradigm in patients with complex chronic musculoskeletal pain compared to matched controls: an experimental functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Taylor A, Harris A, Varnava A, Phillips R, Hughes O, Wilkes A, Hall J, Wise RG. BMC Psychology 4 (5), pp. 1-13.

Mixed-methods study to develop a patient complexity assessment instrument for district nurses. Thomas S, Wallace C, Jarvis P, Davis R. Nurse Res. 2016 Mar;23(4):9-13. doi: 10.7748/nr.23.4.9.s3.

Occupational health for humanitarian aid workers in an Ebola outbreak. Haggman H, Kenkre J, Wallace C. Journal of Research in Nursing February 2016 vol. 21 no. 1 22-36 

The Transition to Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: An Exploratory Qualitative Study of Health Professionals' Experiences. International Journal of MS Care. Davies F, Wood F, Brain K, Edwards M, Jones R, Wallbank R, Robertson N, Edwards A. September/October 2016, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 257-264.

Fracture in the Elderly Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation (FEMuR): study protocol for a phase II randomised feasibility study of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation package following hip fracture [ISRCTN22464643]. N Williams, C Hawkes, N Ud Din, JL Roberts, JM Charles, VL Morrison, Z  Hoare, RT Edwards, G Andrew, S Alexander, AB Lemmey, B Woods, C Sackley, P Logan, D Hunnisett, K Mawdesley and C Wilkinson. Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015, 1:13 doi:10.1186/s40814-015-0008-0        Volume 23, Issue 10, October 2016, Pages: 1588–1590,

The Societal cost of Huntington's disease: are we understanding the burden? C. Jones, M. Busse, L. Quinn, H. Dawes, C. Drew, M. Kelson, K. Hood, A. Rosser and R. T. EdwardsVersion of Record online : 27 JUL 2016, DOI: 10.1111/ene.13107

Matching and accepting assistive technology in multiple sclerosis: A focus group study with people with multiple sclerosis, carers and occupational therapists. Squires LA, Williams N, Morrison VL. J Health Psychol. 2016 Nov 15. pii: 1359105316677293. [Epub ahead of print]

PTU-148 Endoscopic Surveillance in Dysplastic Barrett’s Oesophagus (BO). HN Alastal, K Nemeth, M Rashid,  J Kenkre, A Rasheed. Gut 06/2016; 65(Suppl 1). DOI:10.1136/gutjnl-2016-312388.233

Universities and third sector working in partnership to co-deliver accredited, community mental health training. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning. Richardson, M., Jones, O., Wallace, C., Williams, S., Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, Volume 19, Number 1, January 2017, pp. 77-94(18)

Primary care screening for peripheral arterial disease: a cross-sectional observational study. Jane H Davies, Jonathan Richards, Kevin Conway, Joyce E Kenkre, Jane EA Lewis and E Mark Williams. Br J Gen Pract 2017; 67 (655): e103-e110. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp17X689137 

End-of-Life prognostic indicators in patients with COPD: Part 1. Gleeson A, Parry A, Higginson R. International Journal of Palliative Nursing 2016; Vol 22 (10): 176-182

End of life prognostic indicators in COPD: Part 2. Parry A. Higginson R. Gleeson A. (2016) International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 22 (11). pp. 560-567.

Quality of Life and the Role of the Communal Space in Sheltered Housing: A Qualitative Study. Brownbill P. The International Journal of Aging and Society 2016: Vol 7 (3):9-17.

Results From Wales’ 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth: Is Wales Turning the Tide on Children’s Inactivity? Richard Tyler, Marianne Mannello, Rebecca Mattingley, Chris Roberts, Robert Sage, Suzan R Taylor, Malcolm Ward, Simon Williams, and Gareth Stratton. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2016, 13 (Suppl 2), S330 -S336 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2016-0309

Ross L, Giske T, van Leeuwen R, Baldacchino D, McSherry W, Narayanasamy A, Jarvis P, Schep-Akkerman A. (2016) Factors contributing to student nurses’/midwives’ perceived competency in spiritual care. Nurse Education Today, 36, 445-451.

Steven R. Smith (2016) W.B. Gallie, T.H. Marshall and the contested concepts of fairness and citizenship: examining the parameters of debate in Newport City Council’s Fairness Commission and citizens’ views on fairness, Local Government Studies, 42:3, 485-505, DOI:10.1080/03003930.2016.1157069

John Deering & Steven R. Smith (2016) Revising Wolff’s support for retribution in theories of punishment: desistance, rehabilitation, and accommodating individual and social accounts of responsibility, Ethics and Social Welfare, 10:4, 289-303, DOI:10.1080/17496535.2016.1183032

Gideon Calder, Sarah Banks, Marian Barnes, Beverley Burke, Lee-Ann Fenge, Liz Lloyd, Mark Smith, Steve Smith, Nicki Ward & Derek Clifford (2016) Conference Report: ‘Ethics and Social Welfare in Hard Times’, London, 1–2 September 2016, Ethics and Social Welfare, 10:4,361-366, DOI: 10.1080/17496535.2016.1239603

Calder, G. (2016) ‘Of course we do: Inequality, the Family and the Spell of Social Mobility’, Soundings 64 (Winter), pp. 117-127.

Calder, G. (2016) ‘Family Autonomy and Class Fate’, Symposium vol. 3, no. 2 pp. 131-149.