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Natural Sciences and Psychology

Dr Helen Poole

Dr Helen Poole

Telephone: 0151 904 6307

Biography

Dr Helen Poole is a Reader in Applied Health Psychology and Subject Leader in Applied Psychology and Neuroscience at LJMU. She is a full member of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Health Psychology (75980) and a Health Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (PYL19724). Helen combines teaching, with research and consultancy at LJMU. She is Programme Leader for the MSc in Health Psychology and teaches health psychology and research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
As an Applied Health Psychologist, much of her research is carried out in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams and clinical populations, and focuses on the psychosocial impact of long term conditions, particularly chronic pain. Experienced in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research, she has developed Patient Reported Outcome Measures for neuropathic pain and people on multiple medications. Her research has been funded by a range of bodies including: NHS Trusts, Local Authorities, Pharmaceutical Companies, European Regional Development Fund and charities (Pain Relief Foundation, BNFL Medical Research Charities).
Current funded projects include investigating clinically meaningful changes in pain and quality of life for patients with neuropathic pain, examining the cognitive impact of taking gabapentiniods in patients with fibromyalgia, determining the meaning of ‘quality’ in healthcare for patients with cancer attending a specialist regional centre, and assessing patient and therapists use of technology to deliver speech and language therapy

Degrees

2002, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD
1998, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) 1st Class

Publications

Highlighted publications

Cossins L, Okell RW, Cameron H, Simpson B, Poole HM, Goebel A. 2012. Treatment of complex regional pain syndrome in adults: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials published from June 2000 to April 2010 EJP, :n/a-n/a >DOI >Link

Poole H, Frank B, Maciver K, Haynes L, Wyatt L, Misba S, Burton J, Goebel A. 2012. Managing pain in CRPS: a case series examining the effects of repeated dose subcutaneous immunoglobulin J Pain, 13 :S28 >Link

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Newson L, Patel T, Kanayo U, Poole H. 2017. A participatory action research intervention to support health professionals improve communication with South Asian patients with Type 2 diabetes DIABETIC MEDICINE, 34 :170-171 >Link

Patel T, Newson L, Kanayo U, Poole H. 2017. Investigating the needs and experiences of South Asian patients with Type 2 diabetes: A grounded theory approach exploring culture, religion, and the role of family members DIABETIC MEDICINE, 34 :170-170 >Link

Poole HM, Round S, Fergus P, Bimson C, Simcock L, Wallace R, Lees C. 2014. 'Keeping in Touch': Using the internet in speech and language therapy Int J Integr Care 2014; Inter Digital Health Suppl, International Digital Health and Care Congress 14

Poole H, Haynes L, Frank B, Burton J, Misbah S, Goebel A. 2012. Subcutaneous self-administration of immunoglobulin at home provides stable pain reduction in patients with longstanding complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, 16th Congress of the European-Federation-of-Neurological-Societies (EFNS) 19 :632-632 >Link

Krska J, Morecroft C, Poole H, Rowe P, Auckland R. 2009. Developing a medicines-related quality of life measure PHARMACY WORLD & SCIENCE, 31 :501-501 >Link

Aitken CA, Anderson M, Whyte A, Adams T, Poole H. 2007. Psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis: A qualitative study exploring quality of life issues RHEUMATOLOGY, Annual Meeting of the British-Society-of-Rheumatology 46 :I57-I57 >Link

Piovesan A, Mirams L, Poole H, Moore D, Richter M, Ogden RS. How Pain Affects Time Estimation. A Physiological Study Timing Research Forum

Stamp K, Dobbins C, Fairclough S, Poole H. Development of a Neuroadaptive Gaming Technology to Distract from Painful Procedures 1st Neuroadaptive Technology Conference 2017 (NAT’17)

Patel T, Newson L, Umeh K, Poole HM. Investigating health professionals' experiences of South Asian patients' adherence to self-management with type 2 diabetes The European Health Psychologist: Bulletin of the European Health Psychology Society, European Health Psychology and British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Conference 18

Appleton L, Poole HM, Wall C. Being in safe hands: what’s important to patients attending a regional cancer centre? The European Health Psychologist: Bulletin of the European Health Psychology Society, European Health Psychology Society and British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Conference 2016 18

Poole HM, Fairclough S, Wade K, Elves S. GAMING IN THE CLINIC:EFFECTS OF GAME DEMAND ON PAIN EXPERIENCE IN ADULT BURNS PATIENTS International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) World Congress

Poole HM, Frank B, Nurmikko T , Mavrianou A, Barker C. Response to treatment for neuropathic pain: A prospective cohort study. International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) World Congress

Poole HM, Frank B, Haynes L, McIver K, Wyatt L, Goebel A. Home treatment of CRPS with repeated dose subcutaneous immunoglobulin over one year: a case study European Journal of Pain, Pain in Europe IV EFIC 1 :47-47

Sacco P, Prior M, Poole HM, Nurmikko T. Effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on experimental hyperalgesia in healthy subjects Clin Neurophysiology, European Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology (Supplement 1) :199-199

Journal Articles

Lees C, Poole H, Brennan M, Irvine F. 2017. Adults with learning disabilities experiences of using community dental services: Service user and carer perspectives BRITISH JOURNAL OF LEARNING DISABILITIES, 45 :114-120 >DOI >Link

Sacco P, Prior M, Poole H, Nurmikko T. 2014. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation over primary motor vs non-motor cortical targets; effects on experimental hyperalgesia in healthy subjects BMC NEUROLOGY, 14 >DOI >Link

Krska J, Morecroft CW, Rowe PH, Poole H. 2014. Measuring the impact of long-term medicines use from the patient perspective INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PHARMACY, 36 :675-678 >DOI >Link

Krska J, Morecroft CW, Rowe PH, Poole H. 2013. Issues potentially affecting quality of life arising from long-term medicines use: a qualitative study International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, :1-9 >DOI

Appleton L, Goodlad S, Irvine F, Poole HM, Wall C. 2013. Patients' experiences of living beyond colorectal cancer: A qualitative study European Journal of Oncology Nursing (EJON), >DOI

Krska J, Morecroft CW, Poole H, Rowe PH. 2013. Issues potentially affecting quality of life arising from long-term medicines use: A qualitative study International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 35 :1161-1169 >DOI

Appleton L, Goodlad S, Irvine F, Poole H, Wall C. 2013. Patients' experiences of living beyond colorectal cancer: A qualitative study European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 17 :610-617 >DOI

Goebel A, Misbah S, Maciver K, Haynes L, Burton J, Philips C, Frank B, Poole H. 2013. Immunoglobulin maintenance therapy in long-standing complex regional pain syndrome, an open study Rheumatology (Oxford), >DOI

Goodwin L, Fairclough SH, Poole HM. 2013. A cognitive-perceptual model of symptom perception in males and females: the roles of negative affect, selective attention, health anxiety and psychological job demands Journal of Health Psychology, >DOI

Cossins L, Okell RW, Cameron H, Simpson B, Poole HM, Goebel A. 2012. Treatment of complex regional pain syndrome in adults: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials published from June 2000 to April 2010 EJP, :n/a-n/a >DOI >Link

Poole H, Frank B, Maciver K, Haynes L, Wyatt L, Misba S, Burton J, Goebel A. 2012. Managing pain in CRPS: a case series examining the effects of repeated dose subcutaneous immunoglobulin J Pain, 13 :S28 >Link

Taylor J, Huelbes S, Albu S, Gómez-Soriano J, Peñacoba C, Poole HM. 2012. Neuropathic pain intensity, unpleasantness, coping strategies, and psychosocial factors after spinal cord injury: an exploratory longitudinal study during the first year. Pain Med, 13 :1457-1468 >DOI >Link

Wall C, Glenn S, Poole H. 2011. Experiences prior to diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma: a phenomenological study. J Adv Nurs, 67 :2363-2372 >DOI >Link

Darwent S, Poole H, Smith J. 2009. Psychosocial effects of the renal replacement therapy cycle: An IPA study exploring partner relationships PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 24 :145-145 >Link

Poole H, Pope C, Murphy P, Goebel A. 2009. Living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A qualitative study PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 24 :322-322 >Link

Poole H, White S, Blake C, Murphy P, Bramwell R. 2009. Depression in chronic pain patients: prevalence and measurement. Pain Pract, 9 :173-180 >DOI >Link

Poole H, Bramwell R, Murphy P. 2009. The utility of the Beck Depression Inventory Fast Screen (BDI-FS) in a pain clinic population. Eur J Pain, 13 :865-869 >DOI >Link

Glenn S, Cunningham C, Poole H, Reeves D, Weindling M. 2009. Maternal parenting stress and its correlates in families with a young child with cerebral palsy. Child Care Health Dev, 35 :71-78 >DOI >Link

Poole HM, Murphy P, Nurmikko TJ. 2009. Development and preliminary validation of the NePIQoL: a quality-of-life measure for neuropathic pain. J Pain Symptom Manage, 37 :233-245 >DOI >Link

Mason L, Poole H. 2008. Healthcare professionals' views of screening for postnatal depression. Community Pract, 81 :30-33 >Link

Mason L, Poole H. 2008. Views of healthcare staff and mothers about postnatal depression screening. Nurs Times, 104 :44-47 >Link

Poole HM, Glenn SM, Murphy P. 2007. Authors' reply Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 12 :281

Poole H, Glenn S, Murphy P. 2007. A randomised controlled study of reflexology for the management of chronic low back pain. Eur J Pain, 11 :878-887 >DOI >Link

Poole H. 2006. (891): Factor structure of the Beck Depression Inventory II in patients with chronic pain J Pain, 7 :S73 >Link

Richardson C, Adams N, Poole H. 2006. Psychological approaches for the nursing management of chronic pain: part 2 JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 15 :1196-1202 >DOI >Link

Poole H, Bramwell R, Murphy P. 2006. Factor Structure of the Beck Depression Inventory-II in patients With chronic pain. Clin J Pain, 22 :790-798 >DOI >Link

Adams N, Poole H, Richardson C. 2006. Psychological approaches to chronic pain management: part 1. J Clin Nurs, 15 :290-300 >DOI >Link

Poole H, Mason L, Osborn T. 2006. Women's views of being screened for postnatal depression. Community Pract, 79 :363-367 >Link

Wall C, Glenn S, Mitchinson S, Poole H. 2004. Using a reflective diary to develop bracketing skills during a phenomenological investigation. Nurse Res, 11 :20-29 >DOI >Link

Richardson C, Poole H. 2001. Chronic pain and coping: a proposed role for nurses and nursing models. J Adv Nurs, 34 :659-667 >Link

Reports

Appleton L, Poole HM, wall C. 2015. Being in safe hands: Patient perceptions of quality at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Being in safe hands: Patient perceptions of quality at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

Poole HM, Round S, KIT Project Team . Keeping in Touch (KIT): Face to face with the speech therapist via the internet Keeping in Touch (KIT): Face to face with the speech therapist via the internet

Chapters

Glenn SM, Poole H, Horgan M, Hunt A, Sloane J. 2011. What factors influence individual variations in judgements of neonatal pain? Holcroft R. Treatment Strategies - Pediatrics :68-74 The Cambridge Research Centre

Poole HM, Mackereth PA. 2011. Clinical Reflexology Tiran D, Mackereth PA. Clinical Reflexology Churchill Livingstone 9780702031670

Poole HM. 2002. Clinical reflexology Mackereth PA, Tiran D. Clinical reflexology Elsevier Health Sciences 9780443071201

Internet Publications

Poole HM, Glenn S, Horgan M, Hunt A, Sloan J. What factors influence individual variations in judgements of neonatal pain

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: Investigating the needs and experiences of South Asian patients with Type 2 Diabetes. A Grounded Theory Approach exploring culture, religion, and the role of family members, Conference title: Diabetes UK, 2017, Place/location of conference: Manchester, UK, Presentation type: Poster presentation

Editorial boards:

Publication: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Position: Member, Editorial Committee, URL: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/704176/description

External committees:

Committee name: Data Monitoring and Ethics Committee (DMEC) for PRINCE Trial ( Persistent physical symptoms Reduction INtervention: a system Change & Evaluation in Primary Care (PRINCE Primary) and PRINCE Trial in Secondary care, Organisation: NIHR funded PRINCE Trial ( Persistent physical symptoms Reduction INtervention: a system Change & Evaluation in Primary Care (PRINCE Primary) and PRINCE Trial in Secondary care, Position: committee member

Committee name: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: National Guidelines Group, Organisation: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: National Guidelines Group, Position: Committee Member

Committee name: Scientific Committee, Organisation: Pain Relief Foundation, Position: Chair

Membership of professional bodies:

Health Psychologist Reg No. PYL19724, Health and Care Professions Council

Health Psychologist (75980), British Psychological Society

Research Grants Awarded:

Pain Relief Foundation, Experiences of living with Fibromyalgia, Grant value (£): 4200, Duration of research project: 8 months

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, What matters to patients at CCC? A qualitative study to explore how patients attending The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre define service quality, Lynda Appleton (Clatterbridge Cancer Centre), Chris Wall (LJMU), Grant value (£): £50, 000, Duration of research project: 12 months

LIIRA, Establishing The Magnitude Of A Clinically Meaningful Difference In Quality Of Life For Patients With Neuropathic Pain, Nurmikko TJ, Frank B, Grant value (£): £50,000, Duration of research project: 18 months