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Dr Claire Pentecost

Dr Claire Pentecost

Senior Research Fellow/Programme Manager

 01392 72 4653

 South Cloisters 1.34

 

South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

 Office hours:

9:00-17:00 Monday to Friday

Overview

Claire is the Programme Manager for IDEAL2 and Exeter Clinical Trials Unit at the Institute of Health Research within The College of Medicine and Health. Claire is responsible for the 7 year Longitudinal Study - collecting information about 'living well' with dementia from people with dementia and their carers and for oversight of the five additional work streams within the programme. http://www.idealproject.org.uk/

Claire has had a varied career as a trial manager, personal trainer and researcher. Claire was the project manager for an EU and Olympic Committee funded study to catch athletes that cheat by taking growth hormone, and has implemented exercise intervention studies for people with endocrine disorders such as type 2 diabetes at Kings College London. Claire undertook her PhD: ‘Factors affecting uptake and adherence to exercise referral for people with chronic conditions’ at London South Bank University.

Claire moved to the University of Exeter in 2012 to manage and run a pilot Randomised controlled trial working on an intervention for people with depression that combined Behavioral Activation with Physical Activity for people referred to NHS mental health services. Claire then worked for the Complex Interventions Research Group on ESSENCE – a project to tackle the lack of an evidence base in the work nurses do to meet patients essential care needs. In this role Claire managed the work to secure a Development Grant from the National Institute of Health Research and carry out a systematic review and qualitative synthesis, a qualitative study, and stakeholder engagement.

Broad research specialisms

Claire’s research had predominantly involved the development and evaluation of complex interventions to improve physical and mental health by clinician supported patient health behaviour change  

This has involved:

Developing implementing and evaluating randomised controlled trials

Clinical Trials methodology

Qualitative research

Process evaluation

Systematic review

Patient and Public Involvement

Trial management

 

Claire is a Dignity and Respect Advisor and can be contacted by email c.pentecost@exeter.ac.uk, or phone 01392 72 4653 Monday-Friday during normal working hours.

Twitter: @ClairePentecost

 

Qualifications

PhD

BSc Hon

Career

Senior Research Fellow/Programme Manager, IDEAL-2, REACH: The Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health. Exeter Clinical Trials Unit

Research Fellow/Trial Manager, (INTERTREAD, MODULATE, IMPULSE) Exeter Clinical Trials Unit

Research Fellow/Trial Manager, (ESSENCE) Complex Interventions Research Group, University of Exeter

Research Fellow/Trial Manager, (BAcPAc) Psychology, University of Exeter

Senior Research Officer/Deputy manager, NIHR Prinary Care Research Network of Greater London

Research Fellow, Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Kings College London

Research fellow/Trial Manager, GH-2000, Guys and St Thomas Hospital Trust

Gym Manager, The Harbour Club, London

 

Links

Research group links

Research

Research interests

 

Health Services Research

Health behaviour change

Physical activity and diabetes health

Complex interventions

Clinical Trials methodology

 

Research projects

IDEAL

ESSENCE

BAcPAc

 

Grants/Funding

 

  • NIHR Programme Development Grant (ESSENCE)
  • MRC NPRI (BAcBAc)
  • Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals Charity (PhD, DOROTHEA)
  • International Olympic Comittee and European Union (GH-2000)

 

Research grants

  • 2016 National Institute for Health Research, Research for Patient Benefit
    Our aim is to study a new system to improve the quality of care for patients in hospitals and determine whether it is also relevant for nursing/care homes. We plan to develop and test an intervention that will focus on the ‘essentials of nursing care’ using a process called the ‘amalgamation of marginal gains’ (AMG). This Development grant will first address key uncertainties before we can progress to the full Programme Grant. This phase will involve a systematic review of essential nursing care interventions, understanding improved performance from experienced AMG practitioners through qualitative interviews, and developing and strengthening the project team.

Links


Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Pentecost CL, Richards D, Frost J (2018). Amalgamation of Marginal Gains (AMG) as a potential system to deliver high quality fundamental nursing care: a qualitative analysis of interviews from high performance AMG sports and healthcare practitioners. Journal of Clinical Nursing Full text.
Richards DA, Hilli A, Pentecost C, Goodwin VA, Frost J (2018). Fundamental nursing care: a systematic review of the evidence on the effect of nursing care interventions for nutrition, elimination, mobility and hygiene. J Clin Nurs, 27(11-12), 2179-2188. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Goodwin V, Hill J, Fullam J, Finning K, Pentecost CL, Richards D (2019). Intervention development and treatment success in UK Health Technology Assessment funded trials of physical rehabilitation: a mixed methods analysis. BMJ Open Full text.
Pentecost C, Frost J, Sugg H, Goodwin V, Richards DA (2019). Patients’ and nurses’ experiences of fundamental nursing care: a systematic review and qualitative synthesis. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29 Full text.
Pentecost CL, Richards D, Frost J (2018). Amalgamation of Marginal Gains (AMG) as a potential system to deliver high quality fundamental nursing care: a qualitative analysis of interviews from high performance AMG sports and healthcare practitioners. Journal of Clinical Nursing Full text.
Richards DA, Hilli A, Pentecost C, Goodwin VA, Frost J (2018). Fundamental nursing care: a systematic review of the evidence on the effect of nursing care interventions for nutrition, elimination, mobility and hygiene. J Clin Nurs, 27(11-12), 2179-2188. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Pentecost C, Farrand P, Greaves CJ, Taylor RS, Warren FC, Hillsdon M, Green C, Welsman JR, Rayson K, Evans PH, et al (2015). Combining behavioural activation with physical activity promotion for adults with depression: findings of a parallel-group pilot randomised controlled trial (BAcPAc). Trials, 16(367), 1-15. Abstract.  Full text.
Farrand P, Pentecost C, Greaves C, Taylor RS, Warren F, Green C, Hillsdon M, Evans P, Welsman J, Taylor AH, et al (2014). A written self-help intervention for depressed adults comparing behavioural activation combined with physical activity promotion with a self-help intervention based upon behavioural activation alone: Study protocol for a parallel group pilot randomised controlled trial (BAcPAc). Trials, 15(1). Abstract.
Farrand P, Pentecost C, Greaves C, Taylor RS, Warren F, Green C, Hillsdon M, Evans P, Welsman J, Taylor AH, et al (2014). A written self-help intervention for depressed adults comparing behavioural activation combined with physical activity promotion with a self-help intervention based upon behavioural activation alone: study protocol for a parallel group pilot randomised controlled trial (BAcPAc). Trials, 15 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Healy ML, Gibney J, Pentecost C, Wheeler MJ, Sonksen PH (2014). Endocrine profiles in 693 elite athletes in the postcompetition setting. Clinical Endocrinology, 81(2), 294-305. Abstract.
Healy ML, Gibney J, Pentecost C, Wheeler MJ, Sonksen PH (2014). Endocrine profiles in 693 elite athletes in the postcompetition setting. Clinical Endocrinology
Pentecost C, Taket A (2011). Understanding exercise uptake and adherence for people with chronic conditions: a new model demonstrating the importance of exercise identity, benefits of attending and support. Health Education Research, 26(5), 908-922. Abstract.
Stolinski M, Alam S, Jackson NC, Shojaee-Moradie F, Pentecost C, Jefferson W, Christ ER, Jones RH, Umpleby AM (2008). Effect of 6-month supervised exercise on low-density lipoprotein apolipoprotein B kinetics in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, 57(11), 1608-1614. Abstract.
McKinnon W, Pentecost C, Lord GA, Forni LG, Peron JM, Hilton PJ (2008). Elevation of anions in exercise-induced acidosis: a study by ion-exchange chromatography/mass spectrometry. Biomedical Chromatography, 22(3), 301-305. Abstract.
Ehrnborg C, Lange KHW, Dall R, Christiansen JS, Lundberg PA, Baxter RC, Boroujerdi MA, Bengtsson BA, Healey ML, Pentecost C, et al (2007). Erratum: the growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-I axis hormones and bone markers in elite athletes in response to a maximum exercise test (Journal of Clinical Enocrinology and Metabolism (2003) 88, (394-401)). Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 92(9).
Shojaee-Moradie D, Baynes CR, Pentecost CL, Bell JD, Thomas EL, Jackson N, Stolinski M, Whyte M, Lovell D, Bowes SB, et al (2007). Exercise training reduced fatty acid availability and improves the insulin sensitivity of glucose metabolism. Diabetologia, 50(2), 404-413.
Healy ML, Gibney J, Pentecost C, Croos P, Russell-Jones DL, Sönksen PH, Umpleby AM (2006). Effects of high-dose growth hormone on glucose and glycerol metabolism at rest and during exercise in endurance-trained athletes. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 91(1), 320-327. Abstract.
Giannoulis MG, Sonksen PH, Umpleby M, Breen L, Pentecost C, Whyte M, McMillan CV, Bradley C, Martin FC (2006). The effects of growth hormone and/or testosterone in healthy elderly men: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 91(2), 477-484. Abstract.
Wee J, Charlton C, Simpson H, Jackson NC, Shojaee-Moradie F, Stolinski M, Pentecost C, Umpleby AM (2005). GH secretion in acute exercise may result in post-exercise lipolysis. Growth Hormone and IGF Research, 15(6), 397-404. Abstract.
Giannoulis MG, Boroujerdi MA, Powrie J, Dall R, Napoli R, Ehrnborg C, Pentecost C, Cittadini A, Jørgensen JOL, Sonksen PH, et al (2005). Gender differences in growth hormone response to exercise before and after rhGH administration and the effect of rhGH on the hormone profile of fit normal adults. Clinical Endocrinology, 62(3), 315-322. Abstract.
Healy ML, Ball R, Gibney J, Bassett E, Ehrnborg C, Pentecost C, Rosen T, Cittadini A, Baxter RC, Sönksen PH, et al (2005). Toward the development of a test for growth hormone (GH) abuse: a study of extreme physiological ranges of GH-dependent markers in 813 elite athletes in the postcompetition setting. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 90(2), 641-649. Abstract.
(2004). 40th EASD Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes : Munich, Germany, 5-9 September 2004. Diabetologia, 47(Suppl 1), A1-A464. Author URL.
Alam S, Stolinski M, Pentecost C, Boroujerdi MA, Jones RH, Sonksen PH, Umpleby AM (2004). The Effect of a Six-Month Exercise Program on Very Low-Density Lipoprotein Apolipoprotein B Secretion in Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 89(2), 688-694. Abstract.
Alam S, Stolinski M, Pentecost CL, Boroujerdi MA, Jones RH, Sonksen PH, Umpleby AM (2004). The effect of a six-month exercise program on very-low density lipoprotien B secretion in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 89(2), 688-694.
Gibney J, Healy ML, Stolinski M, Bowes SB, Pentecost C, Breen L, McMillan C, Russell-Jones DL, Sonksen PH, Umpleby AM, et al (2003). Effect of growth hormone (GH) on glycerol and free fatty acid metabolism during exhaustive exercise in GH-deficient adults. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 88(4), 1792-1797. Abstract.
Healy ML, Gibney J, Russel-Jones DL, Pentecost CL, Croos P, Sonksen PH, Umpleby AM (2003). High dose growth hormone exerts an anabolic effect at rest and during exercise in endurance-trained athletes. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 88(11), 5221-5226.
Ehrnborg C, Lange KHW, Dall R, Christiansen JS, Lundberg PA, Baxter RC, Boroujerdi MA, Bengtsson BA, Healey ML, Pentecost C, et al (2003). The growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-I axis hormones and bone markers in elite athletes in response to a maximum exercise test. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 88(1), 394-401. Abstract.
Holt RIG, Webb E, Pentecost C, Sonksen PH (2001). Aging and physical fitness are more important than obesity in determining exercise-induced generation of GH. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, 86(12), 5715-5720. Author URL.
Holt RIG, Webb E, Pentecost C, Sönksen PH (2001). Aging and physical fitness are more important than obesity in determining exercise-induced generation of GH. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 86(12), 5715-5720. Abstract.
Longobardi S, Keay N, Ehrnborg C, Cittadini A, Rosén T, Dall R, Boroujerdi MA, Bassett EE, Healy ML, Pentecost C, et al (2000). Growth hormone (GH) effects on bone and collagen turnover in healthy adults and its potential as a marker of GH abuse in sports: a double blind, placebo-controlled study. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 85(4), 1505-1512. Abstract.
Wallace JD, Cuneo RC, Baxter R, Ørskov H, Keay N, Pentecost C, Dall R, Rosén T, Jørgensen JO, Cittadini A, et al (1999). Responses of the growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor axis to exercise, GH administration, and GH withdrawal in trained adult males: a potential test for GH abuse in sport. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 84(10), 3591-3601. Abstract.

Conferences

Wallace JD, Cuneo RC, Baxter R, Orskov H, Keay N, Pentecost C, Dall R, Rosen T, Jorgensen JO, Cittadini A, et al (1999). Responses of the growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor axis to exercise, GH administration, and GH withdrawal in trained adult males: a potential test for GH abuse in sport.  Author URL.

Publications by year


2019

Goodwin V, Hill J, Fullam J, Finning K, Pentecost CL, Richards D (2019). Intervention development and treatment success in UK Health Technology Assessment funded trials of physical rehabilitation: a mixed methods analysis. BMJ Open Full text.
Pentecost C, Frost J, Sugg H, Goodwin V, Richards DA (2019). Patients’ and nurses’ experiences of fundamental nursing care: a systematic review and qualitative synthesis. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29 Full text.

2018

Pentecost CL, Richards D, Frost J (2018). Amalgamation of Marginal Gains (AMG) as a potential system to deliver high quality fundamental nursing care: a qualitative analysis of interviews from high performance AMG sports and healthcare practitioners. Journal of Clinical Nursing Full text.
Richards DA, Hilli A, Pentecost C, Goodwin VA, Frost J (2018). Fundamental nursing care: a systematic review of the evidence on the effect of nursing care interventions for nutrition, elimination, mobility and hygiene. J Clin Nurs, 27(11-12), 2179-2188. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Pentecost C, Farrand P, Greaves CJ, Taylor RS, Warren FC, Hillsdon M, Green C, Welsman JR, Rayson K, Evans PH, et al (2015). Combining behavioural activation with physical activity promotion for adults with depression: findings of a parallel-group pilot randomised controlled trial (BAcPAc). Trials, 16(367), 1-15. Abstract.  Full text.

2014

Farrand P, Pentecost C, Greaves C, Taylor RS, Warren F, Green C, Hillsdon M, Evans P, Welsman J, Taylor AH, et al (2014). A written self-help intervention for depressed adults comparing behavioural activation combined with physical activity promotion with a self-help intervention based upon behavioural activation alone: Study protocol for a parallel group pilot randomised controlled trial (BAcPAc). Trials, 15(1). Abstract.
Farrand P, Pentecost C, Greaves C, Taylor RS, Warren F, Green C, Hillsdon M, Evans P, Welsman J, Taylor AH, et al (2014). A written self-help intervention for depressed adults comparing behavioural activation combined with physical activity promotion with a self-help intervention based upon behavioural activation alone: study protocol for a parallel group pilot randomised controlled trial (BAcPAc). Trials, 15 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Healy ML, Gibney J, Pentecost C, Wheeler MJ, Sonksen PH (2014). Endocrine profiles in 693 elite athletes in the postcompetition setting. Clinical Endocrinology, 81(2), 294-305. Abstract.
Healy ML, Gibney J, Pentecost C, Wheeler MJ, Sonksen PH (2014). Endocrine profiles in 693 elite athletes in the postcompetition setting. Clinical Endocrinology

2011

Pentecost C, Taket A (2011). Understanding exercise uptake and adherence for people with chronic conditions: a new model demonstrating the importance of exercise identity, benefits of attending and support. Health Education Research, 26(5), 908-922. Abstract.

2008

Stolinski M, Alam S, Jackson NC, Shojaee-Moradie F, Pentecost C, Jefferson W, Christ ER, Jones RH, Umpleby AM (2008). Effect of 6-month supervised exercise on low-density lipoprotein apolipoprotein B kinetics in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, 57(11), 1608-1614. Abstract.
McKinnon W, Pentecost C, Lord GA, Forni LG, Peron JM, Hilton PJ (2008). Elevation of anions in exercise-induced acidosis: a study by ion-exchange chromatography/mass spectrometry. Biomedical Chromatography, 22(3), 301-305. Abstract.

2007

Ehrnborg C, Lange KHW, Dall R, Christiansen JS, Lundberg PA, Baxter RC, Boroujerdi MA, Bengtsson BA, Healey ML, Pentecost C, et al (2007). Erratum: the growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-I axis hormones and bone markers in elite athletes in response to a maximum exercise test (Journal of Clinical Enocrinology and Metabolism (2003) 88, (394-401)). Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 92(9).
Shojaee-Moradie D, Baynes CR, Pentecost CL, Bell JD, Thomas EL, Jackson N, Stolinski M, Whyte M, Lovell D, Bowes SB, et al (2007). Exercise training reduced fatty acid availability and improves the insulin sensitivity of glucose metabolism. Diabetologia, 50(2), 404-413.

2006

Healy ML, Gibney J, Pentecost C, Croos P, Russell-Jones DL, Sönksen PH, Umpleby AM (2006). Effects of high-dose growth hormone on glucose and glycerol metabolism at rest and during exercise in endurance-trained athletes. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 91(1), 320-327. Abstract.
Giannoulis MG, Sonksen PH, Umpleby M, Breen L, Pentecost C, Whyte M, McMillan CV, Bradley C, Martin FC (2006). The effects of growth hormone and/or testosterone in healthy elderly men: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 91(2), 477-484. Abstract.

2005

Wee J, Charlton C, Simpson H, Jackson NC, Shojaee-Moradie F, Stolinski M, Pentecost C, Umpleby AM (2005). GH secretion in acute exercise may result in post-exercise lipolysis. Growth Hormone and IGF Research, 15(6), 397-404. Abstract.
Giannoulis MG, Boroujerdi MA, Powrie J, Dall R, Napoli R, Ehrnborg C, Pentecost C, Cittadini A, Jørgensen JOL, Sonksen PH, et al (2005). Gender differences in growth hormone response to exercise before and after rhGH administration and the effect of rhGH on the hormone profile of fit normal adults. Clinical Endocrinology, 62(3), 315-322. Abstract.
Healy ML, Ball R, Gibney J, Bassett E, Ehrnborg C, Pentecost C, Rosen T, Cittadini A, Baxter RC, Sönksen PH, et al (2005). Toward the development of a test for growth hormone (GH) abuse: a study of extreme physiological ranges of GH-dependent markers in 813 elite athletes in the postcompetition setting. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 90(2), 641-649. Abstract.

2004

(2004). 40th EASD Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes : Munich, Germany, 5-9 September 2004. Diabetologia, 47(Suppl 1), A1-A464. Author URL.
Alam S, Stolinski M, Pentecost C, Boroujerdi MA, Jones RH, Sonksen PH, Umpleby AM (2004). The Effect of a Six-Month Exercise Program on Very Low-Density Lipoprotein Apolipoprotein B Secretion in Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 89(2), 688-694. Abstract.
Alam S, Stolinski M, Pentecost CL, Boroujerdi MA, Jones RH, Sonksen PH, Umpleby AM (2004). The effect of a six-month exercise program on very-low density lipoprotien B secretion in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 89(2), 688-694.

2003

Gibney J, Healy ML, Stolinski M, Bowes SB, Pentecost C, Breen L, McMillan C, Russell-Jones DL, Sonksen PH, Umpleby AM, et al (2003). Effect of growth hormone (GH) on glycerol and free fatty acid metabolism during exhaustive exercise in GH-deficient adults. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 88(4), 1792-1797. Abstract.
Healy ML, Gibney J, Russel-Jones DL, Pentecost CL, Croos P, Sonksen PH, Umpleby AM (2003). High dose growth hormone exerts an anabolic effect at rest and during exercise in endurance-trained athletes. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 88(11), 5221-5226.
Ehrnborg C, Lange KHW, Dall R, Christiansen JS, Lundberg PA, Baxter RC, Boroujerdi MA, Bengtsson BA, Healey ML, Pentecost C, et al (2003). The growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-I axis hormones and bone markers in elite athletes in response to a maximum exercise test. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 88(1), 394-401. Abstract.

2001

Holt RIG, Webb E, Pentecost C, Sonksen PH (2001). Aging and physical fitness are more important than obesity in determining exercise-induced generation of GH. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, 86(12), 5715-5720. Author URL.
Holt RIG, Webb E, Pentecost C, Sönksen PH (2001). Aging and physical fitness are more important than obesity in determining exercise-induced generation of GH. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 86(12), 5715-5720. Abstract.

2000

Longobardi S, Keay N, Ehrnborg C, Cittadini A, Rosén T, Dall R, Boroujerdi MA, Bassett EE, Healy ML, Pentecost C, et al (2000). Growth hormone (GH) effects on bone and collagen turnover in healthy adults and its potential as a marker of GH abuse in sports: a double blind, placebo-controlled study. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 85(4), 1505-1512. Abstract.

1999

Wallace JD, Cuneo RC, Baxter R, Orskov H, Keay N, Pentecost C, Dall R, Rosen T, Jorgensen JO, Cittadini A, et al (1999). Responses of the growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor axis to exercise, GH administration, and GH withdrawal in trained adult males: a potential test for GH abuse in sport.  Author URL.
Wallace JD, Cuneo RC, Baxter R, Ørskov H, Keay N, Pentecost C, Dall R, Rosén T, Jørgensen JO, Cittadini A, et al (1999). Responses of the growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor axis to exercise, GH administration, and GH withdrawal in trained adult males: a potential test for GH abuse in sport. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 84(10), 3591-3601. Abstract.

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