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Dr Emma Cockcroft

Dr Emma Cockcroft

Research Fellow

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 South Cloisters 2.23

 

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

Overview

Emma completed her PhD in Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter in 2017, where she investigated the benefits of different exercise intensities on the cardiometabolic health of children and adolescents. This included a study assessing the potential benefits of high-intensity interval exercise on metabolic control in adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. 

In 2017, Emma joined the University of Exeter Medical Schools, NIHR South West Peninsula Applied Research Collaboration as a research fellow, where her research focused on the meaningful involvement of patients and members of the public in health service research. Here Emma was involved in a number of research projects leading the involvement aspect of the research projects as well as researching the processes of patient and public involvement in research. 

In 2021, Emma joined the University of Exeter Medical School Primary Care department with a National School for Primary Care research postdoctoral fellowship. During this fellowship, Emma will combine her interest in Physical Activity and Health, with her understanding of patient and public involvement and health service research. The programme of research will focus on improving support for physical activity for Adolescents with Type one diabetes, with the aim to develop a complex behavior change intervention that supports this group to increase levels of physical activity and improve long-term health and wellbeing. 

 

Qualifications

BSc (University of Cardiff 2010): Biomedical Sciences

MSc (University of Exeter, 2012): Sport and Health Science

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (University of Exeter, 2015)

PhD (University of Exeter, 2017): Sport and Health Science

Research group links

Research

Research interests

My broad research interest is in applied health service research, with a particular interest in physical activity and supporting physical activity in young people with long-term conditions. My secondary research interest is methodological, with expertise in facilitating the involvement of patients and members of the public in research. 

Research grants

  • 2021 NIHR School for Primary Care Research
    Improving support for physical activity in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
  • 2020 NIHR Programme Grant
    The SPOtting Cancer among Comorbidities (SPOCC) programme. Supporting clinical decision making in patients with symptoms of cancer and pre-existing conditions (Work package lead) (£1,754,535)
  • 2020 MRC
    COVID-NURSE. The development, testing and evaluation of a COVID-19 fundamental nursing care protocol: a randomised controlled trial. Funded by the UKRI/NIHR; administered by the MRC.
  • 2019 National Institute for Health Research, Research for Patient Benefit
    The HemiSPAIRE study: The effects of a modified muscle sparing posterior technique (SPAIRE) in hip hemiarthoplasty for displaced intracapsular fractures on post-operative function compared to a standard lateral approach; A randomised controlled trial (Qualitative lead) (£349,636)
  • 2019 NIHR Research for Patient Benefit
    Understanding stakeholders’ perspectives on implementing deprescribing in care homes (STOPPING)
  • 2019 National Centre for Rural Health and Care
    The aim of this study is to understand the facilitators of, and barriers to, taking up and/or remaining in rural dispensing primary care employment. We also aim to elucidate the value placed on dispensing from the perspectives of the multidisciplinary team.

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Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Cockcroft EJ, williams C, jackman S, armstrong N, barker A (In Press). Agreement and Reliability of Fasted and Oral Glucose Tolerance Test-Derived Indices of Insulin Sensitivity and Beta Cell Function in Boys. International journal of sports medicince
Liabo K, Cockcroft E, Boddy K, Farmer L, Bortoli S, Britten N (In Press). Epistemic justice in public involvement and engagement: creating conditions for impact. Health Expectations
Warmoth K, Day J, Cockcroft E, Reed DN, Pollock L, Coxon G, Heneker J, Walton B, Stein K (In Press). Understanding Stakeholders’ Perspectives on Implementing Deprescribing for Older People Living in Long-term Residential Care Homes: the STOPPING Study Protocol.  Abstract.
Dean S, Salmon V, Terry R, Hay-Smith J, Frawley H, Chapman S, Pearson M, Boddy K, Cockcroft E, Webb S, et al (2022). 14 TEACHING EFFECTIVE PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE EXERCISES IN ANTENATAL CARE: DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF a TRAINING PACKAGE FOR COMMUNITY MIDWIVES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. Continence, 2, 1-2.
Leach B, Parkinson S, Gkousis E, Abel G, Atherton H, Campbell J, Clark C, Cockcroft E, Marriott C, Pitchforth E, et al (2022). Digital Facilitation to Support Patient Access to Web-Based Primary Care Services: Scoping Literature Review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 24(7), e33911-e33911. Abstract.
Whear R, Abbott RA, Bethel A, Richards DA, Garside R, Cockcroft E, Iles-Smith H, Logan PA, Rafferty AM, Shepherd M, et al (2022). Impact of COVID-19 and other infectious conditions requiring isolation on the provision of and adaptations to fundamental nursing care in hospital in terms of overall patient experience, care quality, functional ability, and treatment outcomes: systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 78(1), 78-108. Abstract.
Sugg HVR, Richards DA, Russell A, Burnett S, Cockcroft EJ, Thompson Coon J, Cruickshank S, Doris FE, Hunt HA, Iles‐Smith H, et al (2022). Nurses’ strategies for overcoming barriers to fundamental nursing care in patients with. <scp>COVID</scp>. ‐19 caused by infection with the. <scp>SARS‐COV</scp>. ‐2 virus: Results from the ‘. <scp>COVID‐NURSE</scp>. ’ survey. Journal of Advanced Nursing
Tomlinson OW, Kovalenko AG, Denford S, Van Beurden S, Cockcroft E, Williams CA (2022). P053 a novel family-focused intervention to support physical activity among children (6–12 years) with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 21, S76-S76.
COCKCROFT E, NARENDRAN P, WOODING E, ANDREWS RC (2021). 931-P: Supporting Physical Activity in Children with Type 1 Diabetes: a Survey of Health Care Professionals. Diabetes, 70(Supplement_1).
Richards DA, Sugg HVR, Cockcroft E, Cooper J, Cruickshank S, Doris F, Hulme C, Logan P, Iles-Smith H, Melendez-Torres GJ, et al (2021). COVID-NURSE: evaluation of a fundamental nursing care protocol compared with care as usual on experience of care for noninvasively ventilated patients in hospital with the SARS-CoV-2 virus—protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 11(5), e046436-e046436. Abstract.
Price A, Ball S, Rhodes S, Wickins R, Gordon E, Aylward A, Cockcroft E, Morgan-Trimmer S, Powell R, Timperley J, et al (2021). Effects of a modified muscle sparing posterior technique in hip hemiarthroplasty for displaced intracapsular fractures on postoperative function compared to a standard lateral approach (HemiSPAIRE): protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 11(6), e045652-e045652. Abstract.
Sugg HVR, Russell A-M, Morgan L, Iles-Smith H, Richards DA, Morley N, Burnett S, Cockcroft E, Thompson Coon J, Cruickshank S, et al (2021). Fundamental nursing care in patients with the SARS-CoV-2 virus: results from the ‘COVID-NURSE’ mixed methods survey into nurses’ experiences of missed care and barriers to care. BMC Nursing, 20
Salmon VE, Rodgers LR, Rouse P, Williams O, Cockcroft E, Boddy K, De Giorgio L, Thomas C, Foster C, Davies R, et al (2021). Moving through Motherhood: Involving the Public in Research to Inform Physical Activity Promotion throughout Pregnancy and Beyond. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(9), 4482-4482. Abstract.
Gangannagaripalli J, Porter I, Davey A, Ricci Cabello I, Greenhalgh J, Anderson R, Briscoe S, Hughes C, Payne R, Cockcroft E, et al (2021). STOPP/START interventions to improve medicines management for people aged 65 years and over: a realist synthesis. Health Services and Delivery Research, 9(23), 1-118. Abstract.
Cockcroft EJ, Narendran P, Andrews RC (2020). Exercise‐induced hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetes. Experimental Physiology, 105(4), 590-599.
Cockcroft EJ, Britten N, Long L, Liabo K (2020). How is knowledge shared in Public involvement? a qualitative study of involvement in a health technology assessment. Health Expectations, 23(2), 348-357.
Warmoth K, Day J, Cockcroft E, Reed DN, Pollock L, Coxon G, Heneker J, Walton B, Stein K (2020). Understanding stakeholders’ perspectives on implementing deprescribing for older people living in long-term residential care homes: the STOPPING study protocol. Implementation Science Communications, 1(1). Abstract.
Staley K, Cockcroft E, Shelly A, Liabo K (2019). 'What can I do that will most help researchers?' a different approach to training the public at the start of their involvement in research. Res Involv Engagem, 5 Abstract.  Author URL.
Liabo K, Boddy K, Burchmore H, Cockcroft E, Britten N (2019). Clarifying the roles of patients in research. Br J Sports Med, 53(20). Author URL.
Cockcroft EJ, Bond B, Williams CA, Harris S, Jackman SR, Armstrong N, Barker AR (2019). The effects of two weeks high-intensity interval training on fasting glucose, glucose tolerance and insulin resistance in adolescent boys: a pilot study. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 11(1). Abstract.
Sansum KM, Weston ME, Bond B, Cockcroft EJ, O'Connor A, Tomlinson OW, Williams CA, Barker AR (2019). Validity of the Supramaximal Test to Verify Maximal Oxygen Uptake in Children and Adolescents. Pediatr Exerc Sci, 31(2), 213-222. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cockcroft EJ (2019). “Power to the people”: the need for more public involvement in Sports Science for Health. Sport Sciences for Health
Cockcroft EJ, Williams CA, Jackman SR, Bassi S, Armstrong N, Barker AR (2018). A single bout of high-intensity interval exercise and work-matched moderate-intensity exercise has minimal effect on glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in 7- to 10-year-old boys. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36(2), 149-155. Abstract.
Liabo K, Boddy K, Burchmore H, Cockcroft E, Britten N (2018). Clarifying the roles of patients in research. BMJ, 361 Author URL.
Cooper C, Dawson S, Peters J, Varley-Campbell J, Cockcroft E, Hendon J, Churchill R (2018). Revisiting the need for a literature search narrative: a brief methodological note. Res Synth Methods, 9(3), 361-365. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jackman SR, Brook MS, Pulsford RM, Cockcroft EJ, Campbell MI, Rankin D, Atherton P, Smith K, Bowtell JL (2018). Tart cherry concentrate does not enhance muscle protein synthesis response to exercise and protein in healthy older men. Exp Gerontol, 110, 202-208. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cockcroft EJ, Williams CA, Weaver H, O'Connor A, Jackman SR, Armstrong N, Barker AR (2017). Acute Exercise and Insulin Sensitivity in Boys: a Time-Course Study. Int J Sports Med, 38(13), 967-974. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cockcroft EJ, Moudiotis C, Kitchen J, Bond B, Williams CA, Barker AR (2017). High-intensity interval exercise and glycemic control in adolescents with type one diabetes mellitus: a case study. Physiol Rep, 5(13). Abstract.  Author URL.
Cockcroft E, Long L, Hyde C, Liabo K (2017). OP35 Involving Members of the Public in a National Screening Programme Health Technology Assessment. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 33(S1), 16-16.
Bond B, Cockcroft EJ, Williams CA, Harris S, Gates PE, Jackman SR, Armstrong N, Barker AR (2015). Two weeks of high-intensity interval training improves novel but not traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors in adolescents. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 309(6), H1039-H1047. Abstract.  Author URL.

Chapters

Andrews RC, Narendran P, Cockcroft E (2022). Exercise testing in diabetes. In  (Ed) Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines, 231-240.

Conferences

Cockcroft EJ, Thompson C, Narendran P, Andrews RC (2020). Developing an education program for exercise for adults with type 1 diabetes: a survey of the needs and preferences of healthcare professionals (HCPs) who support people with type 1 diabetes managed on insulin pump therapy.  Author URL.
Cockcroft EJ, Thompson C, Narendran P, Andrews RC (2020). Developing an education programme for exercise for adults with type 1 diabetes: a survey of the needs and preferences of people with type 1 diabetes managed on insulin pump (CSII) therapy.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Cockcroft EJ, williams C, jackman S, armstrong N, barker A (In Press). Agreement and Reliability of Fasted and Oral Glucose Tolerance Test-Derived Indices of Insulin Sensitivity and Beta Cell Function in Boys. International journal of sports medicince
Leach B, Parkinson S, Gkousis E, Abel G, Atherton H, Campbell J, Clark C, Cockcroft E, Marriott C, Pitchforth E, et al (In Press). Digital Facilitation to Support Patient Access to Web-Based Primary Care Services: Scoping Literature Review (Preprint).  Abstract.
Liabo K, Cockcroft E, Boddy K, Farmer L, Bortoli S, Britten N (In Press). Epistemic justice in public involvement and engagement: creating conditions for impact. Health Expectations
Warmoth K, Day J, Cockcroft E, Reed DN, Pollock L, Coxon G, Heneker J, Walton B, Stein K (In Press). Understanding Stakeholders’ Perspectives on Implementing Deprescribing for Older People Living in Long-term Residential Care Homes: the STOPPING Study Protocol.  Abstract.

2022

Dean S, Salmon V, Terry R, Hay-Smith J, Frawley H, Chapman S, Pearson M, Boddy K, Cockcroft E, Webb S, et al (2022). 14 TEACHING EFFECTIVE PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE EXERCISES IN ANTENATAL CARE: DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF a TRAINING PACKAGE FOR COMMUNITY MIDWIVES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. Continence, 2, 1-2.
Ball S, McAndrew A, Aylward A, Cockcroft E, Gordon E, Kerridge A, Morgan-Trimmer S, Powell R, Rhodes S, Timperley AJ, et al (2022). Detailed statistical analysis plan for a randomised controlled trial of the effects of a modified muscle sparing posterior technique (SPAIRE) in hip hemiarthroplasty for displaced intracapsular fractures on post-operative function compared to a standard lateral approach: HemiSPAIRE.
Leach B, Parkinson S, Gkousis E, Abel G, Atherton H, Campbell J, Clark C, Cockcroft E, Marriott C, Pitchforth E, et al (2022). Digital Facilitation to Support Patient Access to Web-Based Primary Care Services: Scoping Literature Review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 24(7), e33911-e33911. Abstract.
Andrews RC, Narendran P, Cockcroft E (2022). Exercise testing in diabetes. In  (Ed) Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines, 231-240.
Whear R, Abbott RA, Bethel A, Richards DA, Garside R, Cockcroft E, Iles-Smith H, Logan PA, Rafferty AM, Shepherd M, et al (2022). Impact of COVID-19 and other infectious conditions requiring isolation on the provision of and adaptations to fundamental nursing care in hospital in terms of overall patient experience, care quality, functional ability, and treatment outcomes: systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 78(1), 78-108. Abstract.
Sugg HVR, Richards DA, Russell A, Burnett S, Cockcroft EJ, Thompson Coon J, Cruickshank S, Doris FE, Hunt HA, Iles‐Smith H, et al (2022). Nurses’ strategies for overcoming barriers to fundamental nursing care in patients with. <scp>COVID</scp>. ‐19 caused by infection with the. <scp>SARS‐COV</scp>. ‐2 virus: Results from the ‘. <scp>COVID‐NURSE</scp>. ’ survey. Journal of Advanced Nursing
Tomlinson OW, Kovalenko AG, Denford S, Van Beurden S, Cockcroft E, Williams CA (2022). P053 a novel family-focused intervention to support physical activity among children (6–12 years) with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 21, S76-S76.

2021

COCKCROFT E, NARENDRAN P, WOODING E, ANDREWS RC (2021). 931-P: Supporting Physical Activity in Children with Type 1 Diabetes: a Survey of Health Care Professionals. Diabetes, 70(Supplement_1).
Richards DA, Sugg HVR, Cockcroft E, Cooper J, Cruickshank S, Doris F, Hulme C, Logan P, Iles-Smith H, Melendez-Torres GJ, et al (2021). COVID-NURSE: evaluation of a fundamental nursing care protocol compared with care as usual on experience of care for noninvasively ventilated patients in hospital with the SARS-CoV-2 virus—protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 11(5), e046436-e046436. Abstract.
Price A, Ball S, Rhodes S, Wickins R, Gordon E, Aylward A, Cockcroft E, Morgan-Trimmer S, Powell R, Timperley J, et al (2021). Effects of a modified muscle sparing posterior technique in hip hemiarthroplasty for displaced intracapsular fractures on postoperative function compared to a standard lateral approach (HemiSPAIRE): protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 11(6), e045652-e045652. Abstract.
Sugg HVR, Russell A-M, Morgan L, Iles-Smith H, Richards DA, Morley N, Burnett S, Cockcroft E, Thompson Coon J, Cruickshank S, et al (2021). Fundamental nursing care in patients with the SARS-CoV-2 virus: results from the ‘COVID-NURSE’ mixed methods survey into nurses’ experiences of missed care and barriers to care. BMC Nursing, 20
Salmon VE, Rodgers LR, Rouse P, Williams O, Cockcroft E, Boddy K, De Giorgio L, Thomas C, Foster C, Davies R, et al (2021). Moving through Motherhood: Involving the Public in Research to Inform Physical Activity Promotion throughout Pregnancy and Beyond. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(9), 4482-4482. Abstract.
Gangannagaripalli J, Porter I, Davey A, Ricci Cabello I, Greenhalgh J, Anderson R, Briscoe S, Hughes C, Payne R, Cockcroft E, et al (2021). STOPP/START interventions to improve medicines management for people aged 65 years and over: a realist synthesis. Health Services and Delivery Research, 9(23), 1-118. Abstract.

2020

Cockcroft EJ, Thompson C, Narendran P, Andrews RC (2020). Developing an education program for exercise for adults with type 1 diabetes: a survey of the needs and preferences of healthcare professionals (HCPs) who support people with type 1 diabetes managed on insulin pump therapy.  Author URL.
Cockcroft EJ, Thompson C, Narendran P, Andrews RC (2020). Developing an education programme for exercise for adults with type 1 diabetes: a survey of the needs and preferences of people with type 1 diabetes managed on insulin pump (CSII) therapy.  Author URL.
Cockcroft EJ, Narendran P, Andrews RC (2020). Exercise‐induced hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetes. Experimental Physiology, 105(4), 590-599.
Cockcroft EJ, Britten N, Long L, Liabo K (2020). How is knowledge shared in Public involvement? a qualitative study of involvement in a health technology assessment. Health Expectations, 23(2), 348-357.
Warmoth K, Day J, Cockcroft E, Reed DN, Pollock L, Coxon G, Heneker J, Walton B, Stein K (2020). Understanding stakeholders’ perspectives on implementing deprescribing for older people living in long-term residential care homes: the STOPPING study protocol. Implementation Science Communications, 1(1). Abstract.

2019

Staley K, Cockcroft E, Shelly A, Liabo K (2019). 'What can I do that will most help researchers?' a different approach to training the public at the start of their involvement in research. Res Involv Engagem, 5 Abstract.  Author URL.
Liabo K, Boddy K, Burchmore H, Cockcroft E, Britten N (2019). Clarifying the roles of patients in research. Br J Sports Med, 53(20). Author URL.
Cockcroft EJ, Bond B, Williams CA, Harris S, Jackman SR, Armstrong N, Barker AR (2019). The effects of two weeks high-intensity interval training on fasting glucose, glucose tolerance and insulin resistance in adolescent boys: a pilot study. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 11(1). Abstract.
Cockcroft E, Bond B, Williams CA, Harris S, Jackman SR, Armstrong N, Barker AR (2019). The effects of two weeks high-intensity interval training on fasting glucose, glucose tolerance and insulin resistance in adolescent boys; a pilot study.
Sansum KM, Weston ME, Bond B, Cockcroft EJ, O'Connor A, Tomlinson OW, Williams CA, Barker AR (2019). Validity of the Supramaximal Test to Verify Maximal Oxygen Uptake in Children and Adolescents. Pediatr Exerc Sci, 31(2), 213-222. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cockcroft EJ (2019). “Power to the people”: the need for more public involvement in Sports Science for Health. Sport Sciences for Health

2018

Cockcroft EJ, Williams CA, Jackman SR, Bassi S, Armstrong N, Barker AR (2018). A single bout of high-intensity interval exercise and work-matched moderate-intensity exercise has minimal effect on glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in 7- to 10-year-old boys. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36(2), 149-155. Abstract.
Liabo K, Boddy K, Burchmore H, Cockcroft E, Britten N (2018). Clarifying the roles of patients in research. BMJ, 361 Author URL.
Cooper C, Dawson S, Peters J, Varley-Campbell J, Cockcroft E, Hendon J, Churchill R (2018). Revisiting the need for a literature search narrative: a brief methodological note. Res Synth Methods, 9(3), 361-365. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jackman SR, Brook MS, Pulsford RM, Cockcroft EJ, Campbell MI, Rankin D, Atherton P, Smith K, Bowtell JL (2018). Tart cherry concentrate does not enhance muscle protein synthesis response to exercise and protein in healthy older men. Exp Gerontol, 110, 202-208. Abstract.  Author URL.

2017

Cockcroft EJ, Williams CA, Weaver H, O'Connor A, Jackman SR, Armstrong N, Barker AR (2017). Acute Exercise and Insulin Sensitivity in Boys: a Time-Course Study. Int J Sports Med, 38(13), 967-974. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cockcroft EJ, Moudiotis C, Kitchen J, Bond B, Williams CA, Barker AR (2017). High-intensity interval exercise and glycemic control in adolescents with type one diabetes mellitus: a case study. Physiol Rep, 5(13). Abstract.  Author URL.
Cockcroft E, Long L, Hyde C, Liabo K (2017). OP35 Involving Members of the Public in a National Screening Programme Health Technology Assessment. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 33(S1), 16-16.

2015

Bond B, Cockcroft EJ, Williams CA, Harris S, Gates PE, Jackman SR, Armstrong N, Barker AR (2015). Two weeks of high-intensity interval training improves novel but not traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors in adolescents. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 309(6), H1039-H1047. Abstract.  Author URL.

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Teaching

I currently teach at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. I co-lead the second-year medical science option module on key approaches in Health Research and a master's level sport and Exercise Medicine module on orthopedic challenges. I have additional teaching involvement across the undergraduate medicine and medical sciences programs, providing tutorial support on the making sense of evidence curriculum and providing lectures around the patient and public involvement across undergraduate modules. 

Modules

2022/23


Supervision / Group

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