Dr Sarah Buckingham
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Dr Sarah Buckingham

Digital Health Communications Research Fellow

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)

Biography

Biography

Mixed methods researcher specialising in digital health.

Background in academic, health and social care research.

Currently working with Professor Jenny Freeman exploring the remote assessment of people with movement problems. The aim of this project is to develop a toolkit and training package to support healthcare practitioners in delivering care using remote technology: http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/telerehab

Previous research projects include Smartline (http://smartline.org.uk/) and Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure (REACH-HF).

PhD in mobile health technology for promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary time in the police force.

Qualifications

PhD Medical Studies (2020)

ResM Applied Health Studies (2013)

Bsc Human Biology with Psychology (2007)

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

Digital health

Behaviour change

Mixed methods research

Research

Research

Research interests

Biological, psychological, social and environmental influences on health and wellbeing

Behaviour change interventions for healthy lifestyles

Digital health

Rehabilitation for chronic conditions

Workplace wellness

Publications

Publications

Journals

Jones, R.B., Hubble, S., Taylor, L., Gunn, H., Logan, A., Rowland, T., Bradwell, H., Connolly, L., Algie, K., Anil, K., Halliday, B., Houston, S., Dennett, R., Chatfield, S., Buckingham, S., Freeman, J. Technologies to support video-consultations assessing movement: exploratory study. JMIRx Med. 13/06/2021:30233 (in press)

Maqsood, R., Buckingham, S.A. & Morrissey, K. A U-shaped association between depression and vigorous physical activity: a cross-sectional study in a cohort of police officers and staff in England. Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being. (Accepted for publication 3/5/21)

Buckingham, S.A., Williams, A.J., Morrissey, K., Price, L. & Harrison, J. The Physical Activity Wearables in the Police Force (PAW-Force) study: Acceptability and impact. BMC Public Health 2020;20:1645.

Buckingham, S.A., Morrissey, K., Williams, A., Price, L. & Harrison, J. OP67 The Physical Activity Wearables in the Police Force (PAW-Force) trial: feasibility, acceptability and impact.  Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2019;73:A32-A33.

Buckingham, S.A., Williams, A.J., Morrissey, K., Price, L. & Harrison, J. Mobile health interventions to promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in the workplace: A systematic review. Digital Health 2019;5:1-50.

Buckingham, S.A., Taylor, R.S., Jolly, K., Zawada, A., Dean, S.G., Cowie, A., Norton R.J. & Dalal, H.M. Home-based versus centre-based cardiac rehabilitation: Abridged Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis. Open Heart 2016;3(2):e000463.

Greaves, C.J., Wingham, J., Deighan, C., Doherty, P., Elliott, J., Armitage, W., Clark, M., Austin, J., Abraham, C., Frost, J., Singh, S., Jolly, K., Paul, K., Taylor, L., Buckingham, S., Davis, R., Dalal, H. & Taylor, R.S. on behalf of the REACH-HF investigators. Optimising self-care support for people with heart failure and their care givers: development of the Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure (REACH-HF) intervention using intervention mapping. Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016;2:37.

Eyre, V., Lang, C.C., Smith, K., Jolly, K., Davis, R., Hayward, C., Wingham, J., Abraham, C., Green, C., Warren, F.C., Britten, N., Greaves, C.J., Doherty, P., Austin, J., Van Lingen, R., Singh, S., Buckingham, S., Paul, K., Taylor, R.S. & Dalal, H.M. on behalf of the REACH-HF investigators. Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure-a facilitated self-care rehabilitation intervention in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (REACH-HFpEF) and their caregivers: rationale and protocol for a single-centre pilot randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open 2016;6(10):e012853.

Taylor, R.S., Hayward, C., Eyre, V., Austin, J., Davis, R., Doherty, P., Jolly, K., Wingham, J., van Lingen, R., Abraham, C., Green, C., Warren, F.C., Britten, N., Greaves, C., Singh, S., Buckingham, S., Paul, K. & Dalal, H on behalf of the REACH-HF investigators. The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure (REACH-HF) facilitated self-care rehabilitation intervention in heart failure patients and caregivers: Rationale and protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open 2015;5:e009994.

Buckingham, S. Factors that affect cardiovascular health: A review. The Plymouth Student Scientist 2008;1(1):2-25.

Buckingham, S. Is cardiovascular health affected by exercise type and impact? The Plymouth Student Scientist 2008;1(1):331-34.