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Dr Claire Pentecost

Dr Claire Pentecost

Research Fellow/Project Manager

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 South Cloisters 3.01

 

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

Claire started her research career working for the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guys’ and St Thomas’s Hospital as Project Manager on a project funded by the IOC and EU to develop a test for catching Growth Hormone doping athletes. Claire then moved to Kings College London at St Thomas' Hospital to design and implement exercise intervention studies for people with endocrine disorders such as type 2 diabetes, growth hormone deficiency and Metabolic Syndrome X. This is where Claire gained a 2 year grant from Guys and St Thomas' Hospitals Charity to test a pilot Exercise on Referral service for people with Type 2 diabetes in South London. Claire then undertook her PhD: ‘Factors affecting uptake and adherence to exercise referral for people with chronic conditions’ at London South Bank University. Claire then was the deputy manager for the Primary Care Research Network for Greater London before moving to the University of Exeter as trial manager of BAcPAc, a pilot study combining Behavioral Activation with Physical Activity promotion, and delivered within IAPT services (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).

Claire is currently working within the Complex Interventions Research Group at the University of Exeter Medical School, working on Essential Care in Nursing. This project addresses the lack of evidence in essential nursing care practices around topics including eating and drinking, washing and dressing, mobility and communication. We will be implementing a number of clinical trials that will involve nurses and patients in different care settings (care homes, Hospital and in patients’ own homes). This project involves collaboration with academics and researchers at the University of Plymouth the University of Southampton, charities (AgeUK and Healthwatch) and with patients as advisors.

Broad research specialisms

Claire’s research had predominantly involved the development and evaluation of interventions for changes in behaviour to impact on physical and mental health benefits.

This has involved:

Developing and implementing randomised controlled trials for behaviour change

Qualitative research (Collecting and analysing data from focus groups and using in depth interviewing)

Process evaluation

Research project management

Systematic reviews

Twitter: @ClairePentecost

Qualifications

PhD

Bsc Hon

Career

Trial Manager

Research Project Manager

NIHR Prinary Care Research Network (Greater London) Deputy Manager

Research Fellow

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Research

Research interests

Exercise behaviour change

Health Psychology

Complex interventions

Research projects

Essential Nursing Care

Grants/Funding

  • NIHR Programme Development Grant
  • MRC NPRI
  • Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals Charity
  • International Olympic Comittee and European Union

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.

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Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


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

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
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.
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.
Veitenhansl M, Stegner K, Hierl F-X, Dieterle C, Feldmeier H, Gutt B, Landgraf R, Garrow AP, Vileikyte L, Findlow A, et al (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, 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.

Publications by year


2018

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
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.

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

Veitenhansl M, Stegner K, Hierl F-X, Dieterle C, Feldmeier H, Gutt B, Landgraf R, Garrow AP, Vileikyte L, Findlow A, et al (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, 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, 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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