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Dr Ross Watkins

Dr Ross Watkins

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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College House, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Ross's research interests lie in diet, physical activity and health, and the application of the behavioural and social sciences to health care and the delivery of care. He completed his PhD at the University of Exeter in 2018, which focused on the role of mealtimes in structuring the health, wellbeing, and quality of life of older adults living in care – where malnutrition is a perennial issue.

Ross is currently working on the 'ImPROving GROUP treatment for people with severe obesity' (PROGROUP) project alongside a national team of specialist service providers, service users, dieticians, psychological and implementation science experts.Together, the project team are exploring how group programmes may enhance services, enabling supported weight loss and improved quality of life for patients - as well as understanding how these services could be scaled up for wider implementation. 

Prior to starting his PhD, Ross completed an MSc in Applied Human Nutrition at Oxford Brookes University.

Qualifications

  • MBA, MSc Applied Human Nutrition
  • PhD Medical Studies 

Research

Research interests

This PhD is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South West Peninsula - or PenCLAHRC, and is supervised by Dr Mark Tarrant, Dr Victoria Goodwin and Dr Rebecca Abbott.

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Watkins R, Goodwin V, Abbott R, Tarrant M (In Press). Eating well in care homes: Testing the feasibility of a staff training programme aimed at improving social interaction, choice, and independence at mealtimes. International Journal of Older People Nursing Full text.
Watkins R, Young G, Western M, Stokes K, McKay C (2021). “I think we need to empower people to manage it better themselves”: a qualitative interview study exploring UK healthcare practitioners’ perspectives on treating young adults following a sport-related knee injury. Physical Therapy in Sport, 48, 121-127. Abstract.
Watkins R, Young G, Western M, Stokes K, McKay C (2020). Nobody says to you "come back in six months and we'll see how you're doing": a qualitative interview study exploring young adults' experiences of sport-related knee injury. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 21(1). Abstract.
Watson M, Silver K, Watkins R (2020). “What counts can’t always be measured”: a qualitative exploration of general practitioners’ conceptualisation of quality for community pharmacy services. BMC Family Practice, 21(1). Abstract.
Watson MC, Silver K, Watkins R (2019). How does the public conceptualise the quality of care and its measurement in community pharmacies in the UK: a qualitative interview study. BMJ Open, 9(3). Abstract.
Watkins R, Goodwin VA, Abbott RA, Backhouse A, Moore D, Tarrant M (2017). Attitudes, perceptions and experiences of mealtimes among residents and staff in care homes for older adults: a systematic review of the qualitative literature. Geriatr Nurs, 38(4), 325-333. Abstract.  Author URL.
Watkins R, Goodwin VA, Abbott RA, Hall A, Tarrant M (2017). Exploring residents' experiences of mealtimes in care homes: a qualitative interview study. BMC Geriatr, 17(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Backhouse A, Richards DA, McCabe R, Watkins R, Dickens C (2017). Stakeholders perspectives on the key components of community-based interventions coordinating care in dementia: a qualitative systematic review. BMC Health Serv Res, 17(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Backhouse A, Ukoumunne OC, Richards DA, McCabe R, Watkins R, Dickens C (2017). The effectiveness of community-based coordinating interventions in dementia care: a meta-analysis and subgroup analysis of intervention components. BMC Health Serv Res, 17(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hall AJ, Watkins R, Lang IA, Endacott R, Goodwin VA (2017). The experiences of physiotherapists treating people with dementia who fracture their hip. BMC Geriatr, 17(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Watkins R, Goodwin V, Abbott R, Tarrant M (In Press). Eating well in care homes: Testing the feasibility of a staff training programme aimed at improving social interaction, choice, and independence at mealtimes. International Journal of Older People Nursing Full text.

2021

Watkins R, Young G, Western M, Stokes K, McKay C (2021). “I think we need to empower people to manage it better themselves”: a qualitative interview study exploring UK healthcare practitioners’ perspectives on treating young adults following a sport-related knee injury. Physical Therapy in Sport, 48, 121-127. Abstract.

2020

Watkins R, Young G, Western M, Stokes K, McKay C (2020). Nobody says to you "come back in six months and we'll see how you're doing": a qualitative interview study exploring young adults' experiences of sport-related knee injury. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 21(1). Abstract.
Watson M, Silver K, Watkins R (2020). “What counts can’t always be measured”: a qualitative exploration of general practitioners’ conceptualisation of quality for community pharmacy services. BMC Family Practice, 21(1). Abstract.

2019

Watson MC, Silver K, Watkins R (2019). How does the public conceptualise the quality of care and its measurement in community pharmacies in the UK: a qualitative interview study. BMJ Open, 9(3). Abstract.

2017

Watkins R, Goodwin VA, Abbott RA, Backhouse A, Moore D, Tarrant M (2017). Attitudes, perceptions and experiences of mealtimes among residents and staff in care homes for older adults: a systematic review of the qualitative literature. Geriatr Nurs, 38(4), 325-333. Abstract.  Author URL.
Watkins R, Goodwin VA, Abbott RA, Hall A, Tarrant M (2017). Exploring residents' experiences of mealtimes in care homes: a qualitative interview study. BMC Geriatr, 17(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Backhouse A, Richards DA, McCabe R, Watkins R, Dickens C (2017). Stakeholders perspectives on the key components of community-based interventions coordinating care in dementia: a qualitative systematic review. BMC Health Serv Res, 17(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Backhouse A, Ukoumunne OC, Richards DA, McCabe R, Watkins R, Dickens C (2017). The effectiveness of community-based coordinating interventions in dementia care: a meta-analysis and subgroup analysis of intervention components. BMC Health Serv Res, 17(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hall AJ, Watkins R, Lang IA, Endacott R, Goodwin VA (2017). The experiences of physiotherapists treating people with dementia who fracture their hip. BMC Geriatr, 17(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

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