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 Chris Morris

Chris Morris

Senior Research Fellow in Child Health

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South Cloisters 1.02

Chris moved to Exeter in 2009 to lead the Peninsula Cerebra Childhood Disability Research Unit (PenCRU). He has 20 years experience working as an orthotist, initially training and working with his father in London. He started working at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, in 1994 and was involved in establishing the Oxford Gait Laboratory. Chris has been awarded Masters and Doctoral degrees by the University of Oxford for research about children with cerebral palsy. He was funded by the MRC as a postdoctoral Special Training Fellow in Health Services Research during which time he led the development of the Oxford Ankle Foot Questionnaire for Children.

Broad research specialisms

Chris has broad experience with a variety of health services research methods. His methodological interests include measurement issues in child health and disability, qualitative research with children, and the appraisal and use of patient reported outcome measures. He is also interested in methods for involving families of disabled children as partners in research.

Qualifications

  • MSc
  • DPhil

Career

  • 2008-2009 Research Fellow in Health Services Research, Department of Public Health, & Research Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Oxford.
  • 2005-2008 MRC Special Training Fellow in Health Services Research, Department of Public Health, & Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Oxford.
  • 2002-2005 Graduate Student, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford & Wolfson College, Oxford.
  • 2000-2009 Principal Orthotist, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.
  • 1994-2000 Senior Orthotist, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.
  • 1983-1992 Orthotist (student 1983-88), Gilbert & Mellish Ltd, London.

Research

Research interests

Chris leads PenCRU: the Peninsula Cerebra Research Unit, which undertakes a programme of applied health services research aimed at identifying ways to improve the health and wellbeing of disabled children and their families. PenCRU receives core funding through a grant from the UK charity Cerebra, and seeks further funding to carry out specific major research projects.

PenCRU involves families of disabled children as partners in all the activities of the unit through our Family Faculty. Activities include setting our research agenda and deciding how to design our research projects, and disseminate the findings to various audiences. To date this has been with parents engaged in our Family Faculty. In the near future we will be involving children.

The vision for PenCRU is to work in partnership with families, clinicians and commissioners as the principal users of our research findings

Research projects

  • CHildren's oUtcome Measurement Study (CHUMS): Informing the NHS outcomes framework: what outcomes of NHS care should be measured for children with neurodisability?
  • Promoting positive attitudes towards disability
  • What are the benefits and costs of providing peer support to parents of disabled children?
  • MeASURe: Measurement in autism spectrum disorder under review
  • Improving communication with disabled children when they have to spend time in hospital.
  • Sleep Positioning for children with cerebral palsy: Cochrane review.
  • The effects of night positioning on sleep, postural deformity and pain in children and young people with cerebral palsy - an exploratory study.
  • Development of a functional classification system of eating and drinking for children and young people with cerebral palsy.
  • Non-pharmacological interventions for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) delivered in school settings; a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative research.
  • James Lind Alliance Childhood Disability Research Priority Setting Partnership.
  • Potential therapeutic benefits of 'active' home video games.
  • Healthy Parent Carers: a group-based intervention to improve health and wellbeing.
  • Autism: Parent EXperiences of Dentistry (APEx-D).
  • Prevalence and Impact of Cerebral Visual Impairment.
  • A comfortable and functional moving seat for children with cerebral palsy

Grants

  • Farr W, Green D, Morris C, Bailey S, Bremner S, Memon A, Speller S, Colville V, Jackson M, Male I. (2015-2017) A Feasibility Study of Virtual Reality as a Therapeutic Intervention in Children with Ambulatory Cerebral Palsy. NIHR, Research for Patient Benefit, £214,665.
  • Morric C, Shilling V, Janssens A, Lloyd C, Bailey S, McHugh C, Logan S. (2014-19) Involving families in developing ideas for research, designing collaborative studies, seeking research grants and producing outputs directly useful to families. Cerebra £796,303.
  • Morric C on behalf of PenCRU (2013-14) Engaging disabled children and young people in research, and supporting them appropriately to be involved. Catalyst: Public Engagement Seed Fund, University of Exeter £4350.
  • Morric C on behalf of BACD Strategic Research Group. (2012-2014) Setting priorities for childhood disability research: a JLA Priority Setting Partnership. Paul Polani Fund, RCPCH / BACD. £20,000.
  • McConachie H, LeCouteur A, Parr J, McColl E, Law J, Rodgers J, Jones G, Gringras P, Charman T, Simonoff E, Green J, Garland D, Morris C, Macdonald G, Livingstone N, Beresford B, Pickles A, Baird G, Terwee C. (2012-13) MeASURe: Measurement in autism spectrum disorder under review. NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme, £263,910.
  • Ford T, Stein K, Thompson Coon J, Norwich B, Taylor E, Shotton C, Morris C, Pritchard W, Garside R, Logan S. (2012-13) Non-pharmacological interventions for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) delivered in school settings; a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative research. NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme, £308,000.
  • Morris C, Shilling V, Allard A, Thompson Coon J, Green C, Williams J, Tomlinson R, Beresford B, Jenkinson C, Tennant A, Logan S. (2012-2013) Informing the NHS Outcomes Framework: what outcomes of NHS care should be measured for children with neurodisability? NIHR Health Services and Delivery Programme, £247,419.
  • Sellers D, Pountney T, Pennington L, Mandy A, Hankins M, Morris C. (2010-13) Development of a functional classification system of eating and drinking abilities for children and young people with cerebral palsy. NIHR, Research for Patient Benefit, £163,116.
  • Pountney T, Porter D, Khan Y, Cowan D, Underhill J, Humphreys G Morris C. (2010-13) The effects of night positioning on sleep, postural deformity and pain in children and young people with cerebral palsy - an exploratory study. NIHR, Research for Patient Benefit, £178,478.
  • Morris C. (2005-8) Measuring the effectiveness of health services for foot and ankle problems in children. Medical Research Council (MRC) Special Training Fellowship in Health Services & Health of the Public Research £188,175.

Links


Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Morris C, Janssens A, Shilling V, Allard A, Fellowes A, Tomlinson R, Williams J, Thompson Coon J, Rogers M, Beresford B, et al (2015). Meaningful health outcomes for paediatric neurodisability: stakeholder prioritisation and appropriateness of patient reported outcome measures. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 13:87 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Morris C, Simkiss D, Busk M, Morris M, Allard A, Denness J, Janssens A, Stimson A, Coghill J, Robinson K, et al (2015). Setting research priorities to improve the health of children and young people with neurodisability: a British Academy of Childhood Disability-James Lind Alliance Research Priority Setting Partnership. BMJ Open, 1(5). Author URL.  Full text.
Blake SF, Logan G, Humphreys G, Matthews J, Rogers M, Thompson Coon J, Wyatt K, Morris C (2015). Sleep positioning systems for children with cerebral palsy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(11:CD009257). Author URL.  Full text.
Sharkey S, Lloyd C, Tomlinson R, Thomas E, Martin A, Logan S, Morris C (2014). Communicating with disabled children when inpatients: Barriers and facilitators identified by parents and professionals in a qualitative study. Health Expectations Author URL.
Janssens A, Williams J, Tomlinson R, Logan S, Morris C (2014). Health outcomes for children with neurodisability: what do professionals regard as primary targets?. Arch Dis Child Abstract.  Author URL.
Allard A, Fellowes A, Shilling V, Janssens A, Beresford B, Morris C (2014). Key health outcomes for children and young people with neurodisability: qualitative research with young people and parents. BMJ Open(4:e004611). Author URL.  Full text.

Publications by category


Books

Morris C, Condie D (2009). Recent Developments in Healthcare for Cerebral Palsy: Implications and Opportunities for Orthotics.  Copenhagen, International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics. Author URL.
Morris C, Dias L (2007). Paediatric Orthotics. London, Mac Keith Press. Author URL.

Journal articles

Armstrong M, Morris C, Abraham C, Tarrant M (2017). Interventions utilising contact with people with disabilities to improve children's attitudes towards disability: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Disabil Health J, 10(1), 11-22. Abstract.  Author URL.
Farr W, Green D, Male I, Morris C, Bailey S, Gage H, Speller S, Colville V, Jackson M, Bremner S, et al (2017). Therapeutic potential and ownership of commercially available consoles in children with cerebral palsy. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80(2), 108-116.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Abraham C, Ukoumunne OC, Tarrant M (2016). Children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a cross-sectional study. Disabil Rehabil, 38(9), 879-888. Abstract.  Author URL.
Coon JT, Gwernan-Jones R, Moore D, Richardson M, Shotton C, Pritchard W, Morris C, Stein K, Ford T (2016). End-user involvement in a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative research of non-pharmacological interventions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder delivered in school settings: reflections on the impacts and challenges. Health Expect, 19(5), 1084-1097. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Janssens A, Rogers M, Gumm R, Jenkinson C, Tennant A, Logan S, Morris C (2016). Measurement properties of multidimensional patient-reported outcome measures in neurodisability: a systematic review of evaluation studies. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 58(5), 437-451. Abstract.  Full text.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Tarrant M, Abraham, Horton M (2016). Rasch analysis of the Chedoke–McMaster Attitudes towards Children with Handicaps scale. Disability and Rehabilitation Full text.
Morris C, Blake S, Stimson A, Borek A, Maguire K (2016). Resources for parents raising a disabled child in the UK. Paediatrics and Child Health (United Kingdom) Full text.
Janssens A, Thompson-Coon J, Rogers M, Allen K, Green C, Jenkinson C, Tennant A, Logan S, Morris C (2015). A Systematic Review of Generic Multidimensional Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Children, Part I: Descriptive Characteristics. Value in Health, 18(2), 315-333. Full text.
Janssens A, Rogers M, Thompson Coon J, Allen K, Green C, Jenkinson C, Tennant A, Logan S, Morris C (2015). A Systematic Review of Generic Multidimensional Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Children, Part II: Evaluation of Psychometric Performance of English-Language Versions in a General Population. Value in Health, 18(2), 334-345. Full text.
Bailey S, Boddy K, Briscoe S, Morris C (2015). Involving disabled children and young people as partners in research: a systematic review. Child Care Health Dev, 41(4), 505-514. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Janssens A, Shilling V, Allard A, Fellowes A, Tomlinson R, Williams J, Thompson Coon J, Rogers M, Beresford B, et al (2015). Meaningful health outcomes for paediatric neurodisability: stakeholder prioritisation and appropriateness of patient reported outcome measures. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 13:87 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Richardson M, Moore D, Gwernan-Jones R, Thompson-Coon J, Ukoumunne O, Rogers M, Whear R, Newlove-Delgado T, Logan S, Morris C, et al (2015). Non pharmacological interventions for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) delivered in school settings: Systematic reviews of quantitative and qualitative research. Health Technology Assessment, 19(45) Full text.
Shilling V, Bailey S, Logan S, Morris C (2015). Peer support for parents of disabled children part 2: how organizational and process factors influenced shared experience in a one-to-one service, a qualitative study. Child Care Health Dev Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Simkiss D, Busk M, Morris M, Allard A, Denness J, Janssens A, Stimson A, Coghill J, Robinson K, et al (2015). Setting research priorities to improve the health of children and young people with neurodisability: a British Academy of Childhood Disability-James Lind Alliance Research Priority Setting Partnership. BMJ Open, 1(5). Author URL.  Full text.
Blake SF, Logan G, Humphreys G, Matthews J, Rogers M, Thompson Coon J, Wyatt K, Morris C (2015). Sleep positioning systems for children with cerebral palsy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(11:CD009257). Author URL.  Full text.
McConachie H, Parr JR, Glod M, Hanratty J, Livingstone N, Oono IP, Robalino S, Baird G, Beresford B, Charman T, et al (2015). Systematic review of tools to measure outcomes for young children with autism spectrum disorder. Health Technology Assessment, 19(41). Abstract.  Full text.
Sharkey S, Lloyd C, Tomlinson R, Thomas E, Martin A, Logan S, Morris C (2014). Communicating with disabled children when inpatients: Barriers and facilitators identified by parents and professionals in a qualitative study. Health Expectations Author URL.
Sellers D, Mandy A, Pennington L, Hankins M, Morris C (2014). Development and reliability of a system to classify the eating and drinking ability of people with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 56(3), 245-251. Author URL.
Camden C, Shikako-Thomas K, Nguyen T, Graham E, Thomas E, Sprung J, Morris C, Russell DJ (2014). Engaging stakeholders in rehabilitation research: a scoping review of strategies used in partnerships and evaluation of impacts. Disability and Rehabilitation Author URL.
Janssens A, Williams J, Tomlinson R, Logan S, Morris C (2014). Health outcomes for children with neurodisability: what do professionals regard as primary targets?. Arch Dis Child Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Janssens A, Allard A, Thompson Coon J, Shilling V, Tomlinson R, Williams J, Fellowes A, Rogers M, Fellowes A, et al (2014). Informing the NHS Outcomes Framework: evaluating meaningful health outcomes for children with neurodisability using multiple methods including systematic review, qualitative research, Delphi survey and consensus meeting. Health Serv Deliv Res, 15(2). Author URL.
Allard A, Fellowes A, Shilling V, Janssens A, Beresford B, Morris C (2014). Key health outcomes for children and young people with neurodisability: qualitative research with young people and parents. BMJ Open(4:e004611). Author URL.  Full text.
Shilling V, Bailey S, Logan S, Morris C (2014). Peer support for parents of disabled children part 1: perceived outcomes of a one-to-one service, a qualitative study. Child Care Health Dev Abstract.  Author URL.
Sellers D, Pennington L, Mandy A, Morris C (2013). A systematic review of ordinal scales used to classify the eating and drinking abilities of individuals with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol, 4(56), 313-322. Author URL.
McHugh C, Bailey S, Shilling V, Morris C (2013). Meeting the information needs of families of children with chronic health conditions. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr, 33(3), 265-270. Author URL.
Shilling V, Morris C, Thompson-Coon J, Ukoumunne O, Rogers M, Logan S (2013). Peer support for parents of children with chronic disabling conditions: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative studies. Dev Med Child Neurol, 55(7), 602-609. Abstract.  Author URL.
MacMillan M, Tarrant M, Abraham C, Morris C (2013). The association between children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a systematic review. Dev Med Child Neurol, 56(6), 529-546. Abstract.  Author URL.
Shilling V, Edwards V, Rogers M, Morris C (2012). The experience of disabled children as inpatients: a structured review and synthesis of qualitative studies reporting the views of children, parents and professionals. Child Care Health Dev, 38(6), 778-788. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Bowers R, Ross K, Stevens P, Phillips D (2011). Orthotic management of cerebral palsy: recommendations from a consensus conference. NeuroRehabilitation, 28(1), 37-46. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Shilling V, McHugh C, Wyatt K (2011). Why it is crucial to involve families in all stages of childhood disability research. Dev Med Child Neurol, 53(8), 769-771. Author URL.
Rosenbaum P, Gorter JW, Palisano R, Morris C (2010). 'The relationship of cerebral palsy subtype and functional motor impairment: a population-based study'. DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY, 52(7), 682-683. Author URL.
Morris C, Doll H, Wainwright A, Davies N, Theologis T, Fitzpatrick R (2010). The Oxford Ankle Foot Questionnaire for Children: review of development and potential applications. Prosthet Orthot Int, 34(3), 238-244. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Condie D (2009). Aiming to improve the health care of people with cerebral palsy worldwide: a report of an International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics conference. Dev Med Child Neurol, 51(9). Author URL.
Morris C (2009). Measuring participation in childhood disability: how does the capability approach improve our understanding?. Dev Med Child Neurol, 51(2), 92-94. Author URL.
Morris C, Doll H, Davies N, Wainwright A, Theologis T, Willett K, Fitzpatrick R (2009). The Oxford Ankle Foot Questionnaire for children: responsiveness and longitudinal validity. Qual Life Res, 18(10), 1367-1376. Abstract.  Author URL.
Malkin K, Dawson J, Harris R, Parfett G, Horwood P, Morris C, Lavis G (2008). A year of foot and ankle orthotic provision for adults: prospective consultations data, with patient satisfaction survey. Foot (Edinb), 18(2), 75-83. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Doll H, Wainwright A, Theologis T, Fitzpatrick R (2008). Development of the Oxford ankle foot questionnaire for children: scaling, relaibility and validity. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 90-B, 1451-1456.
Morris C (2008). Development of the gross motor function classification system (1997). Dev Med Child Neurol, 50(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C (2008). The EQUATOR Network: promoting the transparent and accurate reporting of research. Dev Med Child Neurol, 50(10). Author URL.
Morris C (2007). Definition and classification of cerebral palsy: a historical perspective. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 49(SUPPL.109), 3-7. Author URL.
Morris C, Liabo K, Wright P, Fitzpatrick R (2007). Development of the Oxford ankle foot questionnaire: finding out how children are affected by foot and ankle problems. Child Care Health Dev, 33(5), 559-568. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C (2007). Measuring children's participation. Dev Med Child Neurol, 49(9). Author URL.
Morris C (2007). Orthotic management of cerebral palsy. DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY, 49(10), 791-796. Author URL.
Morris C, Kurinczuk JJ, Fitzpatrick R, Rosenbaum PL (2006). Do the abilities of children with cerebral palsy explain their activities and participation?. Dev Med Child Neurol, 48(12), 954-961. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Kurinczuk JJ, Fitzpatrick R, Rosenbaum PL (2006). Reliability of the manual ability classification system for children with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol, 48(12), 950-953. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Rosenbaum P (2006). The GMFCS does not produce a score. Dev Med Child Neurol, 48(8). Author URL.
Morris C, Kurinczuk JJ, Fitzpatrick R, Rosenbaum PL (2006). Who best to make the assessment? Professionals' and families' classifications of gross motor function in cerebral palsy are highly consistent. Arch Dis Child, 91(8), 675-679. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Kurinczuk JJ, Fitzpatrick R (2005). Child or family assessed measures of activity performance and participation for children with cerebral palsy: a structured review. Child Care Health Dev, 31(4), 397-407. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C (2005). The design, conduct and reporting of clinical trials in prosthetics and orthotics. Prosthet Orthot Int, 29(1), 115-117. Author URL.
Morris C, Bartlett D (2004). Gross Motor Function Classification System: impact and utility. Dev Med Child Neurol, 46(1), 60-65. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Galuppi BE, Rosenbaum PL (2004). Reliability of family report for the Gross Motor Function Classification System. Dev Med Child Neurol, 46(7), 455-460. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C (2002). A review of the efficacy of lower-limb orthoses used for cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol, 44(3), 205-211. Author URL.
Morris C (2002). Orthotic Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 14(4), 150-158. Author URL.
Morris C, Newdick H, Johnson A (2002). Variations in the orthotic management of cerebral palsy. Child Care Health Dev, 28(2), 139-147. Abstract.  Author URL.

Chapters

Rosenbaum P, Morris C (2014). Resources for people with cerebral palsy and their families. In Dan B, Mayston M, Paneth N, Rosenbloom L (Eds.) Cerebral Palsy, London: Mac Keith Press.  Author URL.
Cowan D, Smith M, Gardiner V, Horwood P, Morris C, Holsgrove T, Mayhew T, Long D, Hillman M (2013). Mechanical and electromechanical devices. In Taktak A, Ganney P, Long D, White P (Eds.) Clinical Engineering, Academic Press, 407-431.  Abstract.
Morris C, Shilling V (2013). The role of parent and community organizations in child health promotion. In Ronen G, Rosenbaum P (Eds.) Life Quality Outcomes in Children and Young People with Neurological and Developmental Conditions: Concepts, Evidence and Practice, London: Mac Keith Press. Author URL.
Morris C (2012). Orthotic management of neurodisability. In Gada S (Ed) Community Paediatrics, Oxford University Press. Abstract.
Morris C, Majnemer A (2012). Overview of activity and participation. In Majnemer A (Ed) Measures for Children with Developmental Disability framed by the ICF-CY, Mac Keith Press. Abstract.
Morris C, Jenkinson C, Dawson J (2011). Aspects of methodology. In Bromberg JP (Ed) Quality of Life Measurement in Neurodegenerative and Related Conditions, Cambridge University Press, 1-9.  Author URL.
Jenkinson C, Dawson J, Morris C (2011). Aspects of methodology relevant to patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). In  (Ed) Quality of Life Measurement in Neurodegenerative and Related Conditions, 1-9.  Abstract.
Morris C (2009). Orthoses and cerebral palsy. In Bower E (Ed) Finnie's Handling the Young Child with Cerebral Palsy at Home, Elsevier Health Sciences. Abstract.
Morris C (2005). Current research in orthotics. In  (Ed) Report of a consensus conference on the orthotic management of stroke, Copenhagen: International Society of Prosthetics & Orthotics. Author URL.
Morris C (2003). Orthotic management of hip pathologies. In Banta J, Scrutton D (Eds.) Hip Disorders in Childhood, London: Mac Keith Press, 209-237.  Author URL.

Reports

Shilling V, Morris C, Hawton A, Bailey S, Logan S (2015). What are the benefits and costs of providing peer support to parents of disabled children?., Final Report: PenCLAHRC, University of Exeter Medical School. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Gibbons E, Fitzpatrick R (2009). A Structured Review of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Men with Prostate Cancer. Department of Health.  Author URL.
Morris C, Gibbons E, Fitzpatrick R (2009). Child and Parent Reported Outcome Measures: a Scoping Report Focusing on Feasibility for Routine Use in the NHS. Department of Health.  Author URL.

Publications by year


2017

Armstrong M, Morris C, Abraham C, Tarrant M (2017). Interventions utilising contact with people with disabilities to improve children's attitudes towards disability: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Disabil Health J, 10(1), 11-22. Abstract.  Author URL.
Farr W, Green D, Male I, Morris C, Bailey S, Gage H, Speller S, Colville V, Jackson M, Bremner S, et al (2017). Therapeutic potential and ownership of commercially available consoles in children with cerebral palsy. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80(2), 108-116.

2016

Armstrong M, Morris C, Abraham C, Ukoumunne OC, Tarrant M (2016). Children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a cross-sectional study. Disabil Rehabil, 38(9), 879-888. Abstract.  Author URL.
Coon JT, Gwernan-Jones R, Moore D, Richardson M, Shotton C, Pritchard W, Morris C, Stein K, Ford T (2016). End-user involvement in a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative research of non-pharmacological interventions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder delivered in school settings: reflections on the impacts and challenges. Health Expect, 19(5), 1084-1097. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Janssens A, Rogers M, Gumm R, Jenkinson C, Tennant A, Logan S, Morris C (2016). Measurement properties of multidimensional patient-reported outcome measures in neurodisability: a systematic review of evaluation studies. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 58(5), 437-451. Abstract.  Full text.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Tarrant M, Abraham, Horton M (2016). Rasch analysis of the Chedoke–McMaster Attitudes towards Children with Handicaps scale. Disability and Rehabilitation Full text.
Morris C, Blake S, Stimson A, Borek A, Maguire K (2016). Resources for parents raising a disabled child in the UK. Paediatrics and Child Health (United Kingdom) Full text.

2015

Janssens A, Thompson-Coon J, Rogers M, Allen K, Green C, Jenkinson C, Tennant A, Logan S, Morris C (2015). A Systematic Review of Generic Multidimensional Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Children, Part I: Descriptive Characteristics. Value in Health, 18(2), 315-333. Full text.
Janssens A, Rogers M, Thompson Coon J, Allen K, Green C, Jenkinson C, Tennant A, Logan S, Morris C (2015). A Systematic Review of Generic Multidimensional Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Children, Part II: Evaluation of Psychometric Performance of English-Language Versions in a General Population. Value in Health, 18(2), 334-345. Full text.
Bailey S, Boddy K, Briscoe S, Morris C (2015). Involving disabled children and young people as partners in research: a systematic review. Child Care Health Dev, 41(4), 505-514. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Janssens A, Shilling V, Allard A, Fellowes A, Tomlinson R, Williams J, Thompson Coon J, Rogers M, Beresford B, et al (2015). Meaningful health outcomes for paediatric neurodisability: stakeholder prioritisation and appropriateness of patient reported outcome measures. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 13:87 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Richardson M, Moore D, Gwernan-Jones R, Thompson-Coon J, Ukoumunne O, Rogers M, Whear R, Newlove-Delgado T, Logan S, Morris C, et al (2015). Non pharmacological interventions for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) delivered in school settings: Systematic reviews of quantitative and qualitative research. Health Technology Assessment, 19(45) Full text.
Shilling V, Bailey S, Logan S, Morris C (2015). Peer support for parents of disabled children part 2: how organizational and process factors influenced shared experience in a one-to-one service, a qualitative study. Child Care Health Dev Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Simkiss D, Busk M, Morris M, Allard A, Denness J, Janssens A, Stimson A, Coghill J, Robinson K, et al (2015). Setting research priorities to improve the health of children and young people with neurodisability: a British Academy of Childhood Disability-James Lind Alliance Research Priority Setting Partnership. BMJ Open, 1(5). Author URL.  Full text.
Blake SF, Logan G, Humphreys G, Matthews J, Rogers M, Thompson Coon J, Wyatt K, Morris C (2015). Sleep positioning systems for children with cerebral palsy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(11:CD009257). Author URL.  Full text.
McConachie H, Parr JR, Glod M, Hanratty J, Livingstone N, Oono IP, Robalino S, Baird G, Beresford B, Charman T, et al (2015). Systematic review of tools to measure outcomes for young children with autism spectrum disorder. Health Technology Assessment, 19(41). Abstract.  Full text.
Shilling V, Morris C, Hawton A, Bailey S, Logan S (2015). What are the benefits and costs of providing peer support to parents of disabled children?., Final Report: PenCLAHRC, University of Exeter Medical School. Abstract.  Author URL.

2014

Sharkey S, Lloyd C, Tomlinson R, Thomas E, Martin A, Logan S, Morris C (2014). Communicating with disabled children when inpatients: Barriers and facilitators identified by parents and professionals in a qualitative study. Health Expectations Author URL.
Sellers D, Mandy A, Pennington L, Hankins M, Morris C (2014). Development and reliability of a system to classify the eating and drinking ability of people with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 56(3), 245-251. Author URL.
Camden C, Shikako-Thomas K, Nguyen T, Graham E, Thomas E, Sprung J, Morris C, Russell DJ (2014). Engaging stakeholders in rehabilitation research: a scoping review of strategies used in partnerships and evaluation of impacts. Disability and Rehabilitation Author URL.
Janssens A, Williams J, Tomlinson R, Logan S, Morris C (2014). Health outcomes for children with neurodisability: what do professionals regard as primary targets?. Arch Dis Child Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Janssens A, Allard A, Thompson Coon J, Shilling V, Tomlinson R, Williams J, Fellowes A, Rogers M, Fellowes A, et al (2014). Informing the NHS Outcomes Framework: evaluating meaningful health outcomes for children with neurodisability using multiple methods including systematic review, qualitative research, Delphi survey and consensus meeting. Health Serv Deliv Res, 15(2). Author URL.
Allard A, Fellowes A, Shilling V, Janssens A, Beresford B, Morris C (2014). Key health outcomes for children and young people with neurodisability: qualitative research with young people and parents. BMJ Open(4:e004611). Author URL.  Full text.
Shilling V, Bailey S, Logan S, Morris C (2014). Peer support for parents of disabled children part 1: perceived outcomes of a one-to-one service, a qualitative study. Child Care Health Dev Abstract.  Author URL.
Rosenbaum P, Morris C (2014). Resources for people with cerebral palsy and their families. In Dan B, Mayston M, Paneth N, Rosenbloom L (Eds.) Cerebral Palsy, London: Mac Keith Press.  Author URL.

2013

Sellers D, Pennington L, Mandy A, Morris C (2013). A systematic review of ordinal scales used to classify the eating and drinking abilities of individuals with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol, 4(56), 313-322. Author URL.
Cowan D, Smith M, Gardiner V, Horwood P, Morris C, Holsgrove T, Mayhew T, Long D, Hillman M (2013). Mechanical and electromechanical devices. In Taktak A, Ganney P, Long D, White P (Eds.) Clinical Engineering, Academic Press, 407-431.  Abstract.
McHugh C, Bailey S, Shilling V, Morris C (2013). Meeting the information needs of families of children with chronic health conditions. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr, 33(3), 265-270. Author URL.
Shilling V, Morris C, Thompson-Coon J, Ukoumunne O, Rogers M, Logan S (2013). Peer support for parents of children with chronic disabling conditions: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative studies. Dev Med Child Neurol, 55(7), 602-609. Abstract.  Author URL.
MacMillan M, Tarrant M, Abraham C, Morris C (2013). The association between children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a systematic review. Dev Med Child Neurol, 56(6), 529-546. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Shilling V (2013). The role of parent and community organizations in child health promotion. In Ronen G, Rosenbaum P (Eds.) Life Quality Outcomes in Children and Young People with Neurological and Developmental Conditions: Concepts, Evidence and Practice, London: Mac Keith Press. Author URL.

2012

Morris C (2012). Orthotic management of neurodisability. In Gada S (Ed) Community Paediatrics, Oxford University Press. Abstract.
Morris C, Majnemer A (2012). Overview of activity and participation. In Majnemer A (Ed) Measures for Children with Developmental Disability framed by the ICF-CY, Mac Keith Press. Abstract.
Shilling V, Edwards V, Rogers M, Morris C (2012). The experience of disabled children as inpatients: a structured review and synthesis of qualitative studies reporting the views of children, parents and professionals. Child Care Health Dev, 38(6), 778-788. Abstract.  Author URL.

2011

Morris C, Jenkinson C, Dawson J (2011). Aspects of methodology. In Bromberg JP (Ed) Quality of Life Measurement in Neurodegenerative and Related Conditions, Cambridge University Press, 1-9.  Author URL.
Jenkinson C, Dawson J, Morris C (2011). Aspects of methodology relevant to patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). In  (Ed) Quality of Life Measurement in Neurodegenerative and Related Conditions, 1-9.  Abstract.
Morris C, Bowers R, Ross K, Stevens P, Phillips D (2011). Orthotic management of cerebral palsy: recommendations from a consensus conference. NeuroRehabilitation, 28(1), 37-46. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Shilling V, McHugh C, Wyatt K (2011). Why it is crucial to involve families in all stages of childhood disability research. Dev Med Child Neurol, 53(8), 769-771. Author URL.

2010

Rosenbaum P, Gorter JW, Palisano R, Morris C (2010). 'The relationship of cerebral palsy subtype and functional motor impairment: a population-based study'. DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY, 52(7), 682-683. Author URL.
Morris C, Doll H, Wainwright A, Davies N, Theologis T, Fitzpatrick R (2010). The Oxford Ankle Foot Questionnaire for Children: review of development and potential applications. Prosthet Orthot Int, 34(3), 238-244. Abstract.  Author URL.

2009

Morris C, Gibbons E, Fitzpatrick R (2009). A Structured Review of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Men with Prostate Cancer. Department of Health.  Author URL.
Morris C, Condie D (2009). Aiming to improve the health care of people with cerebral palsy worldwide: a report of an International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics conference. Dev Med Child Neurol, 51(9). Author URL.
Morris C, Gibbons E, Fitzpatrick R (2009). Child and Parent Reported Outcome Measures: a Scoping Report Focusing on Feasibility for Routine Use in the NHS. Department of Health.  Author URL.
Morris C (2009). Measuring participation in childhood disability: how does the capability approach improve our understanding?. Dev Med Child Neurol, 51(2), 92-94. Author URL.
Morris C (2009). Orthoses and cerebral palsy. In Bower E (Ed) Finnie's Handling the Young Child with Cerebral Palsy at Home, Elsevier Health Sciences. Abstract.
Morris C, Condie D (2009). Recent Developments in Healthcare for Cerebral Palsy: Implications and Opportunities for Orthotics.  Copenhagen, International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics. Author URL.
Morris C, Doll H, Davies N, Wainwright A, Theologis T, Willett K, Fitzpatrick R (2009). The Oxford Ankle Foot Questionnaire for children: responsiveness and longitudinal validity. Qual Life Res, 18(10), 1367-1376. Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Malkin K, Dawson J, Harris R, Parfett G, Horwood P, Morris C, Lavis G (2008). A year of foot and ankle orthotic provision for adults: prospective consultations data, with patient satisfaction survey. Foot (Edinb), 18(2), 75-83. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Doll H, Wainwright A, Theologis T, Fitzpatrick R (2008). Development of the Oxford ankle foot questionnaire for children: scaling, relaibility and validity. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 90-B, 1451-1456.
Morris C (2008). Development of the gross motor function classification system (1997). Dev Med Child Neurol, 50(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C (2008). The EQUATOR Network: promoting the transparent and accurate reporting of research. Dev Med Child Neurol, 50(10). Author URL.

2007

Morris C (2007). Definition and classification of cerebral palsy: a historical perspective. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 49(SUPPL.109), 3-7. Author URL.
Morris C, Liabo K, Wright P, Fitzpatrick R (2007). Development of the Oxford ankle foot questionnaire: finding out how children are affected by foot and ankle problems. Child Care Health Dev, 33(5), 559-568. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C (2007). Measuring children's participation. Dev Med Child Neurol, 49(9). Author URL.
Morris C (2007). Orthotic management of cerebral palsy. DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY, 49(10), 791-796. Author URL.
Morris C, Dias L (2007). Paediatric Orthotics. London, Mac Keith Press. Author URL.

2006

Morris C, Kurinczuk JJ, Fitzpatrick R, Rosenbaum PL (2006). Do the abilities of children with cerebral palsy explain their activities and participation?. Dev Med Child Neurol, 48(12), 954-961. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Kurinczuk JJ, Fitzpatrick R, Rosenbaum PL (2006). Reliability of the manual ability classification system for children with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol, 48(12), 950-953. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Rosenbaum P (2006). The GMFCS does not produce a score. Dev Med Child Neurol, 48(8). Author URL.
Morris C, Kurinczuk JJ, Fitzpatrick R, Rosenbaum PL (2006). Who best to make the assessment? Professionals' and families' classifications of gross motor function in cerebral palsy are highly consistent. Arch Dis Child, 91(8), 675-679. Abstract.  Author URL.

2005

Morris C, Kurinczuk JJ, Fitzpatrick R (2005). Child or family assessed measures of activity performance and participation for children with cerebral palsy: a structured review. Child Care Health Dev, 31(4), 397-407. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C (2005). Current research in orthotics. In  (Ed) Report of a consensus conference on the orthotic management of stroke, Copenhagen: International Society of Prosthetics & Orthotics. Author URL.
Morris C (2005). The design, conduct and reporting of clinical trials in prosthetics and orthotics. Prosthet Orthot Int, 29(1), 115-117. Author URL.

2004

Morris C, Bartlett D (2004). Gross Motor Function Classification System: impact and utility. Dev Med Child Neurol, 46(1), 60-65. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morris C, Galuppi BE, Rosenbaum PL (2004). Reliability of family report for the Gross Motor Function Classification System. Dev Med Child Neurol, 46(7), 455-460. Abstract.  Author URL.

2003

Morris C (2003). Orthotic management of hip pathologies. In Banta J, Scrutton D (Eds.) Hip Disorders in Childhood, London: Mac Keith Press, 209-237.  Author URL.

2002

Morris C (2002). A review of the efficacy of lower-limb orthoses used for cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol, 44(3), 205-211. Author URL.
Morris C (2002). Orthotic Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 14(4), 150-158. Author URL.
Morris C, Newdick H, Johnson A (2002). Variations in the orthotic management of cerebral palsy. Child Care Health Dev, 28(2), 139-147. Abstract.  Author URL.

Awards

Research Fellowship (2009-2010) Wolfson College, University of Oxford.

Junior Research Fellowship (2006-8) Wolfson College, University of Oxford.

Promising Career Award (2005) American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine.

Graduate Prize Studentship (2002-5) Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford.


Committee/panel activities

British Academy of Childhood Disability (Strategic Research Group 2010-2014)

Mac Keith Press (Trustee/Board of Directors)

NICE Guidance CG145: Spasticity in children and young people with non-progressive brain disorders: management of spasticity and co-existing motor disorders and their early musculoskeletal complications, External Adviser.


Editorial responsibilities

Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology: Associate Editor (2010-2015) and Editorial Board member (2004-2015).

Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics (Editorial Board)

External examiner

  • Leanne (Lanie) Campbell PhD Thesis, University of Notre Dame, Sydney, Australia, 2013.
  • Karen McConnell, PhD Thesis, Queens University Belfast, 2012.
  • Aileen Ibuki, PhD Thesis, La Trobe University, Australia, 2011.
  • Jonathan Robin, MD Thesis, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2010.

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