Dr Laura J Wilde
PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), AFHEA, CPsychol
I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Intelligent Healthcare at Coventry University. I have a background in psychology and health. My research interests include chronic health conditions, self-management, behaviour change, and using technology (i.e. apps and wearables).
My PhD explored the experiences of people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) using activity monitors and healthcare practitioners' perspectives of their application within healthcare.
I have also worked on a number of health-related research projects as a Research Assistant/Associate, including at the University of Leicester, the University of Southampton and Coventry University. To find out more about my research experience and roles go to Experience.
I present my research at various conferences and write a blog to share my experiences of being and PhD student and academic.
My current research projects
The Co-Wise COPD study - This project aims to co-create information and/or guidelines for people with COPD and healthcare practitioners on using smartwatches to support their health and within healthcare. I am using creative research methods with people with COPD and healthcare practitioners to develop something to meet their needs and is useful to them.
My PhD research
My PhD thesis was titled: Experiences of people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) using activity monitors and healthcare practitioners' perspectives of their application within healthcare.
I started my research by conducting a qualitative systematic review exploring the barriers and facilitators of using apps and wearables to monitor physical activity and sedentary behaviour. The protocol was been published in Digital Health. Preliminary findings were presented at various conferences.
For my thesis, the review was focused specifically on people with COPD conducting a scoping review on their experiences of using activity monitors, which was published in COPD: Journal for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
The next phase of my PhD focused on exploring in-depth experiences of people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) using apps and wearables to monitor physical activity using a qualitative approach called Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Preliminary results have been presented at various conferences.
The final part of my PhD studies explored healthcare practitioners' experiences and perspectives of supporting people with COPD who have used activity monitors. A version of this chapter has been published in Respiratory Medicine.
My postdoctoral project (The Co-Wise COPD Study) aims to continue my research on COPD and technology focusing on supporting self-management.
2017 - 2023
PhD in Technology Enabled Health Research, Coventry University
Experiences of people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) using activity monitors and healthcare practitioners' perspectives of their application within healthcare.
Supervised by Dr Cain Clark, Prof. Petra Wark, Prof. Gill Ward, Dr Louise Sewell and Dr Carol Percy
2014 - 2015
MSc Health Psychology, University of Southampton
Dissertation title: Combined cognitive biases: Patterns of attention, interpretation and memory bias in individuals with chronic headache.
Supervised by Dr Daniel Schoth
BSc (Hons.) Psychology, University of Winchester
Dissertation title: Definitions of having ‘had sex’ and ‘virginity loss’ and the Big Five personality traits: Questionnaire and focus group.
Mixed-methods study investigating how participants defined having ‘had sex’ and ‘virginity loss’ involving an online survey (quantitative) and focus groups (qualitative).
Supervised by Dr David Giles
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