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 Helen Richmond-Davies

Helen Richmond-Davies

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 

Overview

Helen qualified as a physiotherapist in 2007 and after spending some time working as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in the NHS, she followed her research interests in the same field. She completed her PhD at the University of Warwick in 2014, which explored the implementation of a group-based programme for low back pain, BeST, that combined exercise and education underpinned by a cognitive behavioural approach. Following this, Helen has held a variety of postdoctoral positions in the UK and Canada. These have focused on the implementation of evidence-based healthcare interventions, including the development of digital training resources for healthcare professionals (for example, here and here), as well as working on several randomised controlled trials of physiotherapy interventions.

During her academic career, Helen became increasingly interested in how technology was disrupting healthcare and subsequently joined GSK’s Technology Future Leaders programme in 2017. Her experience at GSK provided good exposure to digital technologies in healthcare, as well as product management methodologies such as design thinking. By moving back to academia, Helen hopes to combine her interests and skills in digital technologies, implementation science, behaviour change, and product management methodology to help people to do more, feel better, and live longer.

Helen is passionate about people, enjoys a challenge, and loves to learn. Outside of work, Helen has played county and club level badminton for 25 years, which has provided a wealth of experiences and life-long friendships. Helen challenged herself to cycle from London to Paris in four days and completed a three-month voluntary placement at an Indian orphanage in Malaysia to teach children English and Maths.


 

Qualifications

  • Ph.D Health Sciences
  • MSc Research Methods in Health Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Research

Research interests

Helen has broad research interests that include the implementation of evidence-based healthcare interventions, behaviour change, and the use of digital technologies to improve people’s experiences of living with a healthcare condition. She is also interested in applying methodologies from industry such as product management to better understand the problems faced by people related to their health and wellbeing, and to iteratively develop and test novel solutions.

Research projects

  • The BOOST Implementation Study

An NIHR programme development grant focused on the optimisation and implementation of the evidence-based BOOST programme, a 12-week education and exercise programme for older people living with neurogenic claudication (a form of back pain).

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Bruce J, Mazuquin B, Mistry P, Rees S, Canaway A, Hossain A, Williamson E, Padfield EJ, Lall R, Richmond H, et al (2022). Exercise to prevent shoulder problems after breast cancer surgery: the PROSPER RCT. Health Technol Assess, 26(15), 1-124. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hall A, Penney T, Simmons K, Peters N, O'Brien D, Richmond H (2022). Physical Therapy Management of Low Back Pain: a Survey of Physiotherapists' Current Assessment and Treatment Practices. Physiother Can, 74(1), 66-74. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hall A, Richmond H, Mahoney K, Matthews J (2021). Changing Health-Related Behaviors 3: Lessons from Implementation Science. Methods Mol Biol, 2249, 571-595. Abstract.  Author URL.
Rees S, Mazuquin B, Richmond H, Williamson E, Bruce J, UK PROSPER Study Group (2021). Role of physiotherapy in supporting recovery from breast cancer treatment: a qualitative study embedded within the UK PROSPER trial. BMJ Open, 11(5). Abstract.  Author URL.
Hall A, Richmond H, Pike A, Lawrence R, Etchegary H, Swab M, Thompson JY, Albury C, Hayden J, Patey AM, et al (2021). What behaviour change techniques have been used to improve adherence to evidence-based low back pain imaging?. Implementation Science, 16(1). Abstract.
Hall A, Coombs D, Richmond H, Bursey K, Furlong B, Lawrence R, Kamper SJ (2021). What do the general public believe about the causes, prognosis and best management strategies for low back pain? a cross-sectional study. BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 21(1). Author URL.
Hall A, Richmond H, Bursey K, Hansen Z, Williamson E, Copsey B, Albury C, Asghari S, Curran V, Pike A, et al (2020). Evaluating the impact of a champion on implementation of the Back Skills Training (BeST) programme in Canada: a mixed methods feasibility study protocol. BMJ Open, 10(11). Abstract.
Sugavanam T, Williamson E, Fordham B, Hansen Z, Richmond H, Hall A, Ali U, Copsey B, Lamb SE (2020). Evaluation of the implementation of the Back Skills Training (BeST) programme using online training: a cohort implementation study. Physiotherapy (United Kingdom), 109, 4-12. Abstract.
Rees S, Mazuquin B, Richmond H, Williamson E, Bruce J (2020). Experiences of women undergoing breast cancer surgery and physiotherapists participating in the UK PROSPER trial. Physiotherapy, 107, e50-e51.
Khan I, Petrou S, Khan K, Mistry D, Lall R, Sheehan B, Lamb S, DAPA Trial Group (2019). Does Structured Exercise Improve Cognitive Impairment in People with Mild to Moderate Dementia? a Cost-Effectiveness Analysis from a Confirmatory Randomised Controlled Trial: the Dementia and Physical Activity (DAPA) Trial. Pharmacoecon Open, 3(2), 215-227. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hurley DA, Keogh A, Mc Ardle D, Hall AM, Richmond H, Guerin S, Magdalinski T, Matthews J (2019). Evaluation of an E-Learning Training Program to Support Implementation of a Group-Based, Theory-Driven, Self-Management Intervention for Osteoarthritis and Low-Back Pain: Pre-Post Study. J Med Internet Res, 21(3). Abstract.  Author URL.
Hall AM, Scurrey SR, Pike AE, Albury C, Richmond HL, Matthews J, Toomey E, Hayden JA, Etchegary H (2019). Physician-reported barriers to using evidence-based recommendations for low back pain in clinical practice: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies using the Theoretical Domains Framework. Implement Sci, 14(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Richmond H, Lait C, Srikesavan C, Williamson E, Moser J, Newman M, Betteley L, Fordham B, Rees S, Lamb SE, et al (2018). Development of an exercise intervention for the prevention of musculoskeletal shoulder problems after breast cancer treatment: the prevention of shoulder problems trial (UK PROSPER). BMC Health Serv Res, 18(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Richmond H, Hall AM, Hansen Z, Williamson E, Davies D, Lamb SE (2018). Exploring physiotherapists' experiences of implementing a cognitive behavioural approach for managing low back pain and identifying barriers to long-term implementation. Physiotherapy, 104(1), 107-115. Abstract.  Author URL.
McKelvie S, Hall AM, Richmond HR, Finnegan S, Lasserson D (2018). Improving the rehabilitation of older people after emergency hospital admission. MATURITAS, 111, 20-30. Author URL.
Hall A, Richmond H, Copsey B, Hansen Z, Williamson E, Jones G, Fordham B, Cooper Z, Lamb S (2018). Physiotherapist-delivered cognitive-behavioural interventions are effective for low back pain, but can they be replicated in clinical practice? a systematic review. Disabil Rehabil, 40(1), 1-9. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bruce J, Williamson E, Lait C, Richmond H, Betteley L, Lall R, Petrou S, Rees S, Withers EJ, Lamb SE, et al (2018). Randomised controlled trial of exercise to prevent shoulder problems in women undergoing breast cancer treatment: study protocol for the prevention of shoulder problems trial (UK PROSPER). BMJ Open, 8(3). Abstract.  Author URL.
Richmond H, Copsey B, Hall AM, Davies D, Lamb SE (2017). A systematic review and meta-analysis of online versus alternative methods for training licensed health care professionals to deliver clinical interventions. BMC Med Educ, 17(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Hall A, Copsey B, Richmond H, Thompson J, Ferreira M, Latimer J, Maher CG (2017). Effectiveness of Tai Chi for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PHYSICAL THERAPY, 97(2), 227-238. Author URL.
McKelvie S, Hall A, Richmond H, Finnegan S, Lasserson D (2017). Rehabilitation for older people after emergency hospital admission: a systematic review. Physiotherapy, 103, e19-e20.
Richmond H (2016). Using a CBT approach to manage low back pain. Nurs Times, 112(18), 12-14. Abstract.  Author URL.
Richmond H, Hall AM, Hansen Z, Williamson E, Davies D, Lamb SE (2016). Using mixed methods evaluation to assess the feasibility of online clinical training in evidence based interventions: a case study of cognitive behavioural treatment for low back pain. BMC Med Educ, 16 Abstract.  Author URL.
Richmond H, Hansen Z, Davies D, Williamson E, Lamb S (2015). Implementation of the best intervention: a group cognitive behavioural approach for patients with low back pain. Physiotherapy, 101, e815-e816.
Richmond H, Hall AM, Copsey B, Hansen Z, Williamson E, Hoxey-Thomas N, Cooper Z, Lamb SE (2015). The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Treatment for Non-Specific Low Back Pain: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS One, 10(8). Abstract.  Author URL.

Conferences

Hurley DA, Keogh A, Hall A, Richmond H, Magdalinski T, Matthews J (2018). EVALUATION OF THE SELF MANAGEMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS AND LOW BACK PAIN THROUGH ACTIVITY AND SKILLS PHYSIOTHERAPIST E-LEARNING TRAINING PROGRAMME COMPARED TO FACE TO FACE TRAINING.  Author URL.

Publications by year


2022

Bruce J, Mazuquin B, Mistry P, Rees S, Canaway A, Hossain A, Williamson E, Padfield EJ, Lall R, Richmond H, et al (2022). Exercise to prevent shoulder problems after breast cancer surgery: the PROSPER RCT. Health Technol Assess, 26(15), 1-124. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hall A, Penney T, Simmons K, Peters N, O'Brien D, Richmond H (2022). Physical Therapy Management of Low Back Pain: a Survey of Physiotherapists' Current Assessment and Treatment Practices. Physiother Can, 74(1), 66-74. Abstract.  Author URL.

2021

Hall A, Richmond H, Mahoney K, Matthews J (2021). Changing Health-Related Behaviors 3: Lessons from Implementation Science. Methods Mol Biol, 2249, 571-595. Abstract.  Author URL.
Rees S, Mazuquin B, Richmond H, Williamson E, Bruce J, UK PROSPER Study Group (2021). Role of physiotherapy in supporting recovery from breast cancer treatment: a qualitative study embedded within the UK PROSPER trial. BMJ Open, 11(5). Abstract.  Author URL.
Hall A, Richmond H, Pike A, Lawrence R, Etchegary H, Swab M, Thompson JY, Albury C, Hayden J, Patey AM, et al (2021). What behaviour change techniques have been used to improve adherence to evidence-based low back pain imaging?. Implementation Science, 16(1). Abstract.
Hall A, Coombs D, Richmond H, Bursey K, Furlong B, Lawrence R, Kamper SJ (2021). What do the general public believe about the causes, prognosis and best management strategies for low back pain? a cross-sectional study. BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 21(1). Author URL.

2020

Hall A, Richmond H, Bursey K, Hansen Z, Williamson E, Copsey B, Albury C, Asghari S, Curran V, Pike A, et al (2020). Evaluating the impact of a champion on implementation of the Back Skills Training (BeST) programme in Canada: a mixed methods feasibility study protocol. BMJ Open, 10(11). Abstract.
Sugavanam T, Williamson E, Fordham B, Hansen Z, Richmond H, Hall A, Ali U, Copsey B, Lamb SE (2020). Evaluation of the implementation of the Back Skills Training (BeST) programme using online training: a cohort implementation study. Physiotherapy (United Kingdom), 109, 4-12. Abstract.
Rees S, Mazuquin B, Richmond H, Williamson E, Bruce J (2020). Experiences of women undergoing breast cancer surgery and physiotherapists participating in the UK PROSPER trial. Physiotherapy, 107, e50-e51.
Hall A, Coombs D, Richmond H, Bursey K, Furlong B, Lawrence R, Kamper S (2020). What do the General Public Believe About the Causes, Prognosis and Best Management Strategies for Low Back Pain? a Cross Sectional Study.

2019

Khan I, Petrou S, Khan K, Mistry D, Lall R, Sheehan B, Lamb S, DAPA Trial Group (2019). Does Structured Exercise Improve Cognitive Impairment in People with Mild to Moderate Dementia? a Cost-Effectiveness Analysis from a Confirmatory Randomised Controlled Trial: the Dementia and Physical Activity (DAPA) Trial. Pharmacoecon Open, 3(2), 215-227. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hurley DA, Keogh A, Mc Ardle D, Hall AM, Richmond H, Guerin S, Magdalinski T, Matthews J (2019). Evaluation of an E-Learning Training Program to Support Implementation of a Group-Based, Theory-Driven, Self-Management Intervention for Osteoarthritis and Low-Back Pain: Pre-Post Study. J Med Internet Res, 21(3). Abstract.  Author URL.
Hall AM, Scurrey SR, Pike AE, Albury C, Richmond HL, Matthews J, Toomey E, Hayden JA, Etchegary H (2019). Physician-reported barriers to using evidence-based recommendations for low back pain in clinical practice: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies using the Theoretical Domains Framework. Implement Sci, 14(1). Abstract.  Author URL.

2018

Richmond H, Lait C, Srikesavan C, Williamson E, Moser J, Newman M, Betteley L, Fordham B, Rees S, Lamb SE, et al (2018). Development of an exercise intervention for the prevention of musculoskeletal shoulder problems after breast cancer treatment: the prevention of shoulder problems trial (UK PROSPER). BMC Health Serv Res, 18(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Hurley DA, Keogh A, Hall A, Richmond H, Magdalinski T, Matthews J (2018). EVALUATION OF THE SELF MANAGEMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS AND LOW BACK PAIN THROUGH ACTIVITY AND SKILLS PHYSIOTHERAPIST E-LEARNING TRAINING PROGRAMME COMPARED TO FACE TO FACE TRAINING.  Author URL.
Hurley DA, Keogh A, Mc Ardle D, Hall AM, Richmond H, Guerin S, Magdalinski T, Matthews J (2018). Evaluation of an E-Learning Training Program to Support Implementation of a Group-Based, Theory-Driven, Self-Management Intervention for Osteoarthritis and Low-Back Pain: Pre-Post Study (Preprint).
Richmond H, Hall AM, Hansen Z, Williamson E, Davies D, Lamb SE (2018). Exploring physiotherapists' experiences of implementing a cognitive behavioural approach for managing low back pain and identifying barriers to long-term implementation. Physiotherapy, 104(1), 107-115. Abstract.  Author URL.
McKelvie S, Hall AM, Richmond HR, Finnegan S, Lasserson D (2018). Improving the rehabilitation of older people after emergency hospital admission. MATURITAS, 111, 20-30. Author URL.
Hall A, Richmond H, Copsey B, Hansen Z, Williamson E, Jones G, Fordham B, Cooper Z, Lamb S (2018). Physiotherapist-delivered cognitive-behavioural interventions are effective for low back pain, but can they be replicated in clinical practice? a systematic review. Disabil Rehabil, 40(1), 1-9. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bruce J, Williamson E, Lait C, Richmond H, Betteley L, Lall R, Petrou S, Rees S, Withers EJ, Lamb SE, et al (2018). Randomised controlled trial of exercise to prevent shoulder problems in women undergoing breast cancer treatment: study protocol for the prevention of shoulder problems trial (UK PROSPER). BMJ Open, 8(3). Abstract.  Author URL.

2017

Richmond H, Copsey B, Hall AM, Davies D, Lamb SE (2017). A systematic review and meta-analysis of online versus alternative methods for training licensed health care professionals to deliver clinical interventions. BMC Med Educ, 17(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Hall A, Copsey B, Richmond H, Thompson J, Ferreira M, Latimer J, Maher CG (2017). Effectiveness of Tai Chi for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PHYSICAL THERAPY, 97(2), 227-238. Author URL.
McKelvie S, Hall A, Richmond H, Finnegan S, Lasserson D (2017). Rehabilitation for older people after emergency hospital admission: a systematic review. Physiotherapy, 103, e19-e20.

2016

Richmond H (2016). Using a CBT approach to manage low back pain. Nurs Times, 112(18), 12-14. Abstract.  Author URL.
Richmond H, Hall AM, Hansen Z, Williamson E, Davies D, Lamb SE (2016). Using mixed methods evaluation to assess the feasibility of online clinical training in evidence based interventions: a case study of cognitive behavioural treatment for low back pain. BMC Med Educ, 16 Abstract.  Author URL.

2015

Richmond H, Hansen Z, Davies D, Williamson E, Lamb S (2015). Implementation of the best intervention: a group cognitive behavioural approach for patients with low back pain. Physiotherapy, 101, e815-e816.
Richmond H, Hall AM, Copsey B, Hansen Z, Williamson E, Hoxey-Thomas N, Cooper Z, Lamb SE (2015). The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Treatment for Non-Specific Low Back Pain: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS One, 10(8). Abstract.  Author URL.

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