Mrs Susan Eick
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Mrs Susan Eick

Specialist Advisor

Research Gateway (Advisory) (Research & Innovation)

Role

Specialist Advisor in Research Gateway providing advice and support to help deliver successful research proposals in partnership with academic researchers.  

Qualifications

Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Environmental Science (First Class Honours) 1999, University of Plymouth

Background:

After I graduated, I was employed by AC & T Ltd., a research and consultancy SME based in Plymouth.  During my eleven years there, I coordinated projects and conducted research based around human health and well-being associated with the indoor environment.  I also developed tools for the comparison of the energy output of renewable energy systems and fossil fuel based technology. 

In January 2010, I joined the Centre for Excellence in Professional Placement Learning (Ceppl) at the University of Plymouth as a research assistant.  My role centred around the evaluation of teaching and learning of schemes funded by the Ceppl and how these schemes linked to the scholarship of teaching and learning.

After the centre closed in December 2010, I was employed by the Faculty of Health.  I evaluated attrition in student nursing in Plymouth  and conducted a systematic literature review of international placement-related attrition.  The project included a continuing evaluation of how Placement Development Teams have supported nursing students in clinical placements.  Following this, I was part of a project to evaluate the perceptions of staff at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts about their engagement in OpenCourseWare (free online access to MIT course materials).

From October 2011 to October 2013, I was part of the NIHR-HS&DR Interface project team, which is a collaboration between Plymouth University, the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and Devon & Cornwall Constabulary.  The overall aim of the project was:

To examine and explore current practice relating to the management of individuals with enduring moderate to severe mental health needs where they interface with the Criminal Justice System in order to improve joint inter-agency working, practice and service provision to enhance mental health outcomes (This project is funded by the NIHR Health Service & Delivery Research programme (project number 10/1011/67)

I am now a Specialist Advisor with the Research Gateway, providing advice and support to help deliver successful research proposals in partnership with academic researchers.  

Professional membership

Member of the Institution of Environmental Sciences

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Heslin M, Callaghan L, Barrett B, Lea S, Eick S, Morgan J, Bolt M, Thornicroft G, Rose D & Healey A 2016 'Costs of the police service and mental healthcare pathways experienced by individuals with enduring mental health needs' The British Journal of Psychiatry Publisher Site , DOI
Richardson G & Eick SA 2014 'PV still makes sense' Energy@Home 14-15
Richardson G & Eick SA 2013 'English Health Visitors’ Perceptions of Conducting Indoor Environmental Assessments: Barriers and Facilitators' Public Health Nursing 31, (4) 336-343 Publisher Site , DOI
Eick SA, Williamson GR & Heath V 2012 'A systematic review of placement-related attrition in nurse education' International Journal of Nursing Studies 49, (10) 1299-1309 , DOI
Eick SA & Richardson G 2011 'Investigation of different approaches to reduce allergens in asthmatic children's homes--the Breath of Fresh Air Project, Cornwall, United Kingdom' Sci Total Environ 409, (19) 3628-3633 Author Site , DOI
Richardson G & Eick SA 2008 'Is England’s Warm Front programme going to improve the country’s health?' Indoor & Built Environment 17, (5) 395-396 , DOI
Richardson G, Eick SA & Shaw SR 2006 'Designing a simple tool kit and protocol for the investigation of the indoor environment in homes' INDOOR AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT 15, (5) 411-424 Author Site , DOI
Richardson G, Eick SA & Shaw SR 2006 'Designing a simple tool kit and protocol for the investigation of the indoor environment in homes' Indoor & Built Environment 15, (5) 411-424
Richardson G & Eick SA 2006 'The paradox of an energy-efficient home: is it good or bad for health?' Community Pract 79, (12) 397-399 Author Site
Richardson G, Barton A, Basham M, Foy C, Eick SA & Somerville M 2006 'The Watcombe housing study: The short-term effect of improving housing conditions on the indoor environment' The Science of the Total Environment 361, 73-80
Richardson G, Barton A, Basham M, Foy C, Eick SA, Somerville M, Torbay Healthy Housing Group, Torquay & UK 2006 'The Watcombe housing study: the short-term effect of improving housing conditions on the indoor environment' Sci Total Environ 361, (1-3) 73-80 Author Site , DOI
Richardson G & Eick SA 2005 'How can I quit passive smoking?' Community Practitioner 78, (10) 356-357
Richardson G, Eick SA & Jones RB 2005 'How is the indoor environment related to asthma: literature review' Journal of Advance Nursing 52, 328-339
Richardson G & Eick SA 2005 'How is the indoor environment related to asthma?: Literature review' Journal of Advanced Nursing 52, (3) 328-339 , DOI
Richardson G, Eick SA, Harwood DJ, Rosen KG & Dobbs F 2003 'Negative air ionisation and the production of hydrogen peroxide' Atmospheric Environment 37, (26) 3701-3706
Richardson G, Eick SA, Harwood DJ, Rosen KG & Dobbs F 2003 'Negative air ionisation and the production of hydrogen peroxide' Atmospheric Environment 37, (26) 3701-3706
Richardson G, Harwood DJ, Eick SA, Dobbs F & Rosén KG 2001 'Reduction of fine airborne particulates (PM3) in a small city centre office, by altering electrostatic forces' Sci Total Environ 269, (1-3) 145-155 Author Site
Richardson G, Harwood DJ & Eick SA 2001 'Reduction of fine airborne particulates (PM3) in a small city centre office, by altering electrostatic forces' The Science of the Total Environment 269, 145-155
Eick SA, Williamson GR & Heath V 0 'A systematic review of placement-related attrition in nurse education' International Journal of Nursing Studies 49, (10) 1299-1309 , DOI
Conference Papers
Gomez S, Callaghan L, Eick SA, Carchidi D, Carson S & Andersson H 2012 'An Institutional Approach to Supporting Open Education: A Case Study of OpenCourseWare at Massachusetts Institute of Technology' Support Centre for Open Resources in Education; OpenCourseWareConsortium Cambridge 2012: Innovation and Impact - Openly Collaborating to Enhance Education Queens College, Cambridge, UK 16/04/2012 18/04/2012 Milton Keynes The Open University 29-38
Reports
Callaghan LE, lea S, eick S, heslin M, morgan J, bolt M, healey A, barrett B, rose D & patel A 2015 Enhancing the Multi-Agency Management of Individuals with Enduring Moderate to Severe Mental Health Needs (EMHN): Client Journeys and the NHS/CJS Interface.
Lea S, Callaghan L, Eick SA, Heslin M, Morgan J, Bolt M, Healey A, Barrett B, Rose D & Patel A 2015 The management of individuals with enduring moderate to severe mental health needs: a participatory evaluation of client journeys and the interface of mental health services with the criminal justice system in Cornwall. Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Callaghan LE, morgan J & eick S 2013 Custody and Outreach Planning Case-Linkage Audit.
Patents
Richardson G, Eick SA, Ahmed MZ & MacVeigh S 0 A device to make best use of all renewably sourced electric energy on site.
Posters
Callaghan LE, morgan J, eick S & lea S Callaghan LE, morgan J, eick S & lea S 0 'Examining service user journeys through mental health services and the criminal justice system: The Interface Project' 0 0
Callaghan LE, morgan J, eick S & lea S Callaghan LE, morgan J, eick S & lea S 0 'Examining service user journeys through mental health services and the criminal justice system: The Interface Project' 0 0
Callaghan LE, Morgan J, Lea S & Eick S Callaghan LE, Morgan J, Lea S & Eick S 0 'Using case-linkage methodology with hard-to reach populations: the experience of the Interface Project' 0 0

Other academic activities

Member of the Faculty of Health, Education and Society Student Ethics Committee

Additional information

Research Associate with AC & T Ltd. (Environmental Consultants), 12 Woolwell Drive, Plymouth, PL6 7JP

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