|Position:||Clinical Professor Allied Health Professions|
|Telephone:||+44 (0)1224 262677|
Kay is Clinical Professor of Allied Health Professions, a joint appointment between RGU and NHS Grampian. Kay is also Director of the Scottish Centre for Evidence-based, Multi-professional practice: a Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence, which focusses on conducting and training others to conduct rigorous evidence synthesis. Kay's research focuses on self-management of long-term conditions, and interventions to facilitate self-management and promote physical and mental wellbeing. Kay also has an interest in health service delivery research and a passion for supporting practicing Allied Health Professions to get into research.
PhD, MSc Physiotherapy, BSc Physiotherapy
Duties and Responsibilities
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Academic Strategic Lead for Research
- Co-lead North of Scotland Centre for Applied Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research
- NHS Grampian Endowment Research Fund. Technologies for falls prevention and detection in the hospital setting: a mixed method synthesis of the evidence to inform best practice. Cooper K, Mitchellhill F, Stephen A, Simpson S, Swinton P, Alexander LA. June 2018 - March 2019, £11,344
- Chief Scientist Office Scotland. Health & Wellbeing of the Scottish Farming Population (Mixed Methods Evidence Synthesis). Cooper, K, Hancock E, Littlejohn C, Morrison S. January- June 2018, £30,123
- Aspiring Communities, Scottish Government. Community Led Care in Orkney. Cooper K, Hancock E with Highlands & Islands Enterprise and Voluntary Action Orkney. November 2017-March 2018, £7,149
- NHS Grampian Endowment Research Fund. Enhancing telephone assesments in outpatient musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Cooper K, Alexander L, Morrison L, Paul A. June 2017-March 2018, £10,239
- The Police Treatment Centres. An evaluation of the benefits of vocational rehabilitation within the Northern UK Police Forces. Alexander LA, Cooper K, Mitchell H, Mitchell D. June-December 2016, £19,978
- European Commission, Horizon 2020 - Research and Innovation Framework Programme. A decision support system for the self-management of low back pain. January 2016-December 2020. Lead partner Norwegian University of Science and Technology. RGU team Wiratunga N, Massie S, Cooper K. Euros 565,446
- Digital Health Institute. Well@WorkTM App: A mixed methods evaluation of proof of concept" Klein, S, Cooper, K, Williams, H. April-December 2015 £42,351
- NHS Grampian & Aberdeen City Council "Barriers & motivators to physical activity in community dwelling adults in Aberdeen City" Alexander, LA, Cooper, K, Barton, G, Dolan, E. February-July 2014, £26,345
- Rehabilitation Framework, Scottish Government "An Investigation of the impact of initial physiotherapy assessment duration on satisfaction and outcome in patients with low back pain" Cooper, K, Morrison L. April-October 2014, £12,200
- Renewable UK Health & Safety “Health effects associated with working in the wind power generation industry: A systematic review.” Cooper K, Stewart A, Kirkpatrick P. August –September 2013, £9,466
- Dunhill Medical Trust “Peer support for community dwelling older adults to facilitate self care of chronic low back pain.” Cooper K, Smith BH, Schofield P, Klein S. 2013 - 2015, £80,156
- NHS Grampian Endowment Fund “Investigation of low back morphology and loading during symmetrical lifting in healthy adults.” Aspden RA, Pavlova AV, Barr R, Cooper K. April 2012 – March 2013, £8,164
- Alliance for Self Care Research “An evaluation of the self management of low back pain using pMRI”. Alexander L (PI), Cooper K, Hancock E, Smith FW, Ross J. June – September 2011, £19,329
- NHS Grampian Endowment Fund & Alliance for Self Care Research “An exploration of initial physiotherapy assessments in musculoskeletal outpatients”. Cooper K, Massie S, Morrison L. April 2011 – March 2012, £9,188
- Alliance for Self Care Research “Enhancing self management of chronic low back pain”. Cooper K, Alexander L. April 2011 – March 2012, £2,210
- Barron, PJ., Burgess, K., Cooper, K., Stewart, AD (2018). The effect of pitched and vertical ladder ergometer climbing on physiological and psychophysical variables. Applied Ergonomics 66:172-176 doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2017.2017.09.001.
- Cooper, L., Ryan, CG., Ells, LJ., Hamilton, S., Atkinson, G., Cooper, K., Johnson, MI., Kirwan, JP., Martin, D (2018). Weight loss interventions for adults with overweight/obesity and chronic musculoskeletal pain: a mixed methods systematic review. Obesity Reviews 19(7), pp989-1007. Available from https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12686
- Pavlova, AV., Meakin, JR., Cooper, K., Barr, RJ; Aspden, RM (2018). Variation in lifting kinematics related to individual intrinsic lumbar curvature: an investigation in healthy adults. BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine [online], 4(1), article ID e000374. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2018-000364
- Papadatou, Z., Williams, H., Cooper, K (2018). Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 16(6): 1398-1417.
- Cooper, K., Jehu, L.M., Klein, S., Smith, B.H., Schofield, P. (2018). Training peers to support older people with chronic low back pain following physiotherapy discharge: a feasibility study. Physiotherapy, 104 (2): 239-247. doi:10.1016/j.physio.2017.07.001.
- Cooper K, Schofield P, Klein S, Smith BH, Jehu LM (2017). Exploring peer-monitoring for community dwelling older adults with chronic low back pain: a qualitative study. Physiotherapy 103(2), pp 138-145 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031940616300256
- Cooper, K; Barton, G. (2016). An exploration of physical activity and wellbeing in university employees. Perspectives in Public Health. 135 (3); pp152-60, May 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1757913915593103
- Whitcombe, A; Cooper, K; Palmer, E. The relationship between organizational culture and the health and wellbeing of hospital nurses worldwide: a mixed methods systematic review protocol. Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports [In Press].
- Cooper, L.; Ryan, C.; Ells, L.J.; Hamilton, S.; Atkinson, G.; Cooper, K.; Johnson, M.I.; Kirwan, J.P.; Martin, D (2016). Weight loss interventions for overweight/obese adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain: a mixed methods systematic review protocol. Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports [In Press].
- Alexander, L.A.; Cooper, K. (2015) Barriers and motivators for physical activity in community dwelling adults: a comprehensive systematic review protocol. Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 13(3), pp61-78.
- Klugarova, J.; Klugar, M., Mareckova, J.; Cooper, K. (2015) Methodology of the systematic review development, comparison of influence of inpatient and outpatient physical therapy in older adults after total hip replacement on quality of life and gait measures: Systematic review partial results. Mitteilungen Klosterneuburg. 65 (5) section 1
- Cooper, K.; Kirkpatrick, P.; Stewart, A. (2014). Health effects associated with working in the wind power generation industry: A Comprehensive Systematic Review. Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 12 (11), pp327-73.
- Cooper, K.; Kirkpatrick, P.; Stewart, A. (2014) Health effects associated with working in the wind power generation industry: A Comprehensive Systematic Review Protocol. Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 12 (4), pp69-85
- Cooper, K.; Kirkpatrick, P.; & Wilcock, S. (2014). A comprehensive systematic review of the effectiveness of peer support interventions for community dwelling adults with chronic non-cancer pain: Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 12 (5), pp319-348. 10.Pavlova, AP.; Meakin, J.; Cooper, K.; Barr, R.; Aspden, RM. (2014). The lumbar spine has an intrinsic shape specific to each individual that remains a characteristic throughout flexion and extension. European Spine Journal, 23 (Supp 1) pp26-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00586-013-3162-1
- Cooper, K; Wilcock, S. (2013). A comprehensive systematic review of the effectiveness of peer support interventions for community dwelling adults with chronic non-cancer pain: A Systematic Review Protocol. Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 11 (7), pp348-60
- Cooper ,K.; Alexander, L; Hancock, E; Smith, F.W. (2013). The use of pMRI to validate the identification of palpated bony landmarks. Manual Therapy 18, pp289-93.
- Hedberg, K.; Alexander, L.A.; Cooper, K.; Ross, J.; Smith, F.W. (2012). Low back pain: An assessment using positional MRI and MDT. Manual Therapy,
- Sutherland, A.G.; Cooper, K.; Alexander, L.A.; Nicol, M.; Smith, F.W.; Scotland, T.R. (2010). The long-term functional and radiological outcome after open reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 92-B (8), pp 1096-99 15.Cooper, K.; Smith, B.H. Hancock, E. (2009) Patients’ perceptions of chronic low back pain self-management: evidence for enhancing patient education and support. Physiotherapy , 95 (1), pp 43-50 16.Cooper, K.; Smith, B.H. Hancock, E. (2008) Patient-centredness in physiotherapy: The chronic low back pain patient’s perspective. Physiotherapy, 94 (3), pp 244-52