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Kay Cooper
Title: Professor
First Name: Kay
Surname: Cooper
Position: Clinical Professor Allied Health Professions
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Biography

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.

Qualifications

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

Funding

Research Funding

  • 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

Publications

Key Publications

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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].
  9. 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].
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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  
  15. 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
  16. 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.  
  17. 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,  
  18. 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