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University of Exeter Medical School

 Samantha Febrey

Samantha Febrey

Graduate Research Assistant



I am graduate research assistant working on the Beetle project as part fo the ESMI team. The Beetle project wants to understand the impact of multi-component interventions which aim to improve recovery and length of hospital stay for older adults following a planned surgical procedures. The project will involve completing a quantitative and qualitative systematic review which will particularly focus on patient, carer, and staff experiences of these interventions.  The findings of these two reviews will then be brought together to create a logic model which identifies aspects of care which are associated with positive or negative outcomes of the interventions.

You can read more about Beetle here

Prior to Beetle, I worked on the HERO study (Home-based extended rehabilitation for older people), a multi-centre RCT establishing whether a home-based exercise intervention plus usual care as extended rehabilitation for older people with frailty improves health-related quality of life. 


BSc Biomedical Science (University of the West of England, 2006)

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Journal articles

Goodwin V, Hall A, Febrey S (2021). Behaviour change interventions to increase physical activity in hospitalized patients: a systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression. Age and Ageing
Kilarski LL, Rutten-Jacobs LCA, Bevan S, Baker R, Hassan A, Hughes DA, Markus HS, Kaya N, Monaghan J, Zanich A, et al (2015). Prevalence of CADASIL and fabry disease in a cohort of MRI defined younger onset Lacunar Stroke. PLoS ONE, 10(8). Abstract.

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